So I usually don’t feel that I get too much done, so looking at what I have done this year is a good exercise for me. This first quilt was mostly done in 2010 as part of the Paintbox Quilt Along but I got it back from the long arm quilter and then did the binding in 2011, so I say that it counts for 2011.
Next came the Supernova quiltalong. I was working on another quilt along and just did not love it, but when I saw Lee’s design for this quilt, I knew that I had to do it. It is put together minus the borders. I am having this push-pull with myself of having so many quilts that are not large enough to be bed quilts. I guess that I should get over it, add the borders and attempt to quilt this baby. I just love the colors!
Over the summer I joined the Summer Sampler Series and wanted to see how I liked working all in solids. These are not put together and for this one I think that I will make more blocks to enlarge the quilt. And, about working with solids, I love it!
Finally, the last large project was a flannel quilt for 100 quilts for kids. I choose to send this one to a group that was collecting and distributing quilts to families that lost their homes in the fires there last summer.
Now for other things, these are all blocks that I made for the two bees that I am in.
And then here are the other random small projects and knitting I have done.
And finally, blocks from a quilt along that I started and decided that I did not love the fabric and did not like the blocks and how they were constructed – it just wasn’t for me. These blocks will show up in something else, some other time.
So, when I look back, I have done more than I thought. Learned a few lessons also…
– Don’t spend time on stuff that you don’t love unless you have to (see above)
– I like to bee/swap a bit because it lets me meet crafters from around the world, but need to keep it at a reasonable level.
– I like to do embroidery – who knew? Certainly not me!
– And, be careful cutting off the ends of zippers!
Goals for next year…
– learn to free motion quilt
– Pare down/clean out and organize more
– Chill and spend more time outside 🙂