As the new year starts, I took a little time today to reflect on my quilting projects in 2013. I had a list of projects to be done and a list of UFOs that needed finishing. I can’t say I did a great job with my lists. ( You can check my 2013 Finish Page to see.) I started and finished more projects ( samples for JoAnn Fabrics classes) that were NOT on my list than ones ON the list. I ended the year with 5 quilt tops waiting to be quilted and 4 of those were on the list ALL year. In November the Greater Columbia Quilters started a year long UFO Challenge and because of it, I did finish 4 UFOs.
For 2013 I did finish: 1 full size quilt ( pieced with sister)
1 twin size quilt
5 large adult lap quilts
8 small lap quilts
total 17 quilts plus 1 child’s quilt top ( 9 were charity/comfort quilts)
Through out the year I also made several quilted potholders, doll quilts, placemats, and mug rugs.
As 2013 was winding down, I pulled out another UFO to tackle for the beginning of 2014. I had 2 1/2 blocks made in Dianne S. Hire’s “Come Play with Me” workshop in 2006. I also found an orphan block from a guild monthly challenge where I used several of the same fabrics.
When I pulled out the fabric scraps and pieces from the workshop, they included some pieced scraps from a Joe Cunningham workshop on improvisational piecing. I don’t throw much away.
I spent part several hours of New Years Eve sorting and doing more improvisational piecing. When I stopped for supper, I had 9 blocks and 3 more started. After piecing the log cabin block (row 2 – 2 ), it needed something so I sliced and inserted a couple of strips similar to Dianne’s workshop blocks. As the sun is setting on this first day of 2014, 12 blocks are made and only a few scraps remain in the pile.
I think these will make a great quilt with sashing ( to calm them down) and border so my 2014 quilting is off to a great start. I will try to make this a year of FINISHES.
Happy New Year and Happy Quilting!