|A tradition - new hotpads for the kids|
Well, here we are at the end of another year. My Dad was right, they really do go by faster the older I get!
Here are the quilts I completed.
All but the birds are doll size and you've seen them in previous posts - and all were new projects. At the beginning of the year I listed twelve 'themes' - one per month ideally - that I wanted to focus on in 2012. Some of these are responses to that concept; Amish and Pennsylvania 'Dutch' styles, one-patches and donations to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. All are hand quilted except the little redwork. It's a 'cheater' panel given to me by a friend. I added borders and combined hand and machine quilting and a striped binding. (click to enlarge)
|9" x 9"|
|This and the yellow bird were|
donated to raise funds for
There is more to our quilting life than completions, of course. I did make forward progress on many other things during the year; notably the bed size Mariner's Compass Medallion. It is now in frame and the quilting has begun.
|My favorite room!|
I am sorry ( and a bit shocked) to realize that not even one 'old' project was completed this year! I keep rather detailed records as you may recall from this post of one year ago...and even last year I see I only finished one UFO. I think something has to change!
I am working on defining my goals for 2013. It's such a dilemma because I want to FINISH some stuff that's been around too long but I also want to start new things, try new techniques, and then when I throw in my knitting, rug braiding, reading etc it becomes a problem. I need more hours in my day, don't you?
Overall I'm happy with what I accomplished and look forward to more fun in the coming year. And that's really what it's all about after all.
I hope you enjoy my posts and will continue to check in to see what I'm up to and to share your thoughts along the way. At the bottom of each post there is the word Comment...or No Comments if nothing has been posted...just click that and talk to me!
How do you assess the past year in your quilt life?