At the end of each year I like to do a post on what quilts I have finished – it is a great way to keep track of what you have made – it inspires me to finish more!
1 – Diamonds are Forever – this quilt was pieced in 2013 – 2015. I started to quilt it towards the end of 2015 and I finished the quilting in February 2016 It is hand pieced and hand quilted.
2–Strawberry Shortcake – I forgot to write this one down but I think I donated this one to the library for a raffle –I machine pieced this one and machine quilted it – it is a baby crib size. Made at the end of January and finished in February.
3- Using left over blocks from another quilt I made this table topper – no name – I machine pieced it and machine quilted it. This one was made in March.
4- This little apple core mat was hand pieced and machine quilted. I soon tired of apple cores and knew it wouldn’t grow any further – sometimes you just have to face facts that a pattern is not right for you – this was hand stitched over several months and then quickly machine quilted in March.
5-I made this patriotic table topper using Craftsy Boundless brand fabric as a promo for that brand – the fabric was given to me. I machine pieced and machine quilted it April.
6-Winter Wonderland was machine pieced in 2015 and hand quilted in 2016 finishing it in June.
7-Butterfly Parade – I machine pieced this scrappy quilt and machine quilted it – it is about 45×60 I think – I recently sold this one to a co-worker of Melanie’s. I made it in July of this year.
8-Wagon’s West – made in 2015 and 2016 – I hand pieced parts of it and machine stitch parts. It is hand quilted. It is 54 x 64 inches.
9-Baby Hopscotch – made with left over pieces from another quilt – made in August machine pieced and machine quilted. I don’t have a good photo of it other than here laying over the other quilt that I was working on.
10-Hopscotch – like above but was the main quilt I was working on at that time – I had too many units made so made the smaller above in the same way. It is machine pieced and machine quilted – the largest I have done using my Juki TL-2010Q. This quilt was given to Melanie and Ric this month.
11-Final Frontier – started in November 2015, the top was finished in May – the circles are all appliqued by hand and the quilt is hand quilted – I finished it November this year.
12-Williamsburg Beauty – top done – by hand and machine will be hand quilted in 2017. I think it is about 64 inches square.
13-The Postage Stamp Quilt – machine pieced, hand appliqued in wool and is in the process of hand quilting. I started the quilt top in August of 2015. I finished the applique in October and it is now on the frame. I know I took a photo of the quilt top before I put it on the frame but I can’t find it – the top border is pretty much the same – it is queen size.
I’m pretty sure this is all the finishes – I am still working on these 6 and will continue these in the upcoming months. These will be a variety of sizes – the scrappy stars –machine pieced -hopefully queen size. The retro air ship propellers – machine pieced to the left possibly queen but more likely closer to full size. The large hexagon quilt – Handful of Scraps – hand pieced. I intend to get to queen size – it is getting there but quite a ways to go still. The mini hexies –hand pieced- table topper size? not sure on that one. The scrappy baskets – needle turned applique will be queen size and the Love Entwined- needle turn applique will be wall hanging size – what you see now and maybe one more border.
So I finished 13 projects have 6 more going and about 5 more in my head LOL. As you can see I machine quilted a lot more of my quilts this year. I have been practicing with my Juki and it is coming along pretty well. I will by no means give up hand quilting until I have to if ever – but I do have arthritis in my hands and it is getting more and more into my thumbs and I know one day I probably won’t be able to do many by hand anymore.
My sewing machine – that I have come to love and have never had one speck of trouble with it – straight stich only – no computerized parts. You keep it clean, oil it and change the needles – it works for me.
And yes about all I do with my time is make things! We did not travel this year as I had eye surgery at the beginning of the year and had one problem after another with it but it is finally healed now and the problem didn’t prevent me from seeing well enough to quilt. Mike has accepted a new contract job which will keep us mainly at home again this year although I will be visiting my sister for about 10 days in the second half of January – she is having surgery and needs some help so little sis (I say little as I am younger by a year and a half but I actual tower over her as she is kind of little) is hopping on a plane and will be spending some time with her –some hand sewing will be coming with me but don’t know how much well get done. Linking to Esther’s Blog and Quilt Fabrication, Midweek Makers, Fort Worth Fabric Studio, My Quilt Infatuation and Jo’s Country Junction.
Did you get done with all you wanted to do in 2016?
EDITED: added Wednesday morning
Goodbye 2016. Hello BIG savings. Don’t miss the End of the Year Sale at Craftsy. All sorts of supplies are now on sale, check out the new Boundless line of fabric – solids $5.60 a yard – I love their bright white and have been getting it instead of Kona Cotton – a little more of a savings on it and it feels pretty much the same. I needed a few notions and got in on the sale that started unannounced yesterday and got an email by last night saying it was already shipped! Kits, fabric, notions, yarn – it is all there – I even checked out the sewing fabric for a change and ordered some small red checked flannel for a pair of pajama pants – I do not sew much in the line of clothing – but even I can make a pair of drawstring flannel pants – Robert Kaufman flannel on closeout I think at $4.40 a yard? I think that was the price.
Sale through Saturday the 31st at midnight! Click on the links to get you there – thanks.