WOW….remember when it was 1999 and we were all worried about Y2K?? Can you believe that it was TEN years ago??
At the end of last year, I photographed 18 projects that I considered unfinished and set a goal to complete a few of them in the new year. I actually managed to do that, finishing up two small ones as gifts, two queen size quilts, and one lap size that turned into a charity quilt for my guild. I also got the Christmas lap quilt from the previous post a WHOLE lot closer to being finished.
During the year I participated in the British Quilt List calendar challenge and finished all twelve quilts before the clock stuck midnight on December 31st!! I also participated in our guild Polka Dot challenge and their show challenge .
I worked on four different charity quilts….. one given to a local Cancer treatment center, and 4 given to local Relay for Life programs.
I had the opportunity to sell my first quilt which was quite a thrill and also got to teach in a LOT of new venues (some of which have invited me back in 2010).
I completed my first whole cloth quilt and fell further in love with machine quilting. I tried something totally new with two quilts based on stairs photographed in Porto, Portugal. I played some with painting on fabrics and even did a bit of hand embroidery.
I finished a quilt that was a collaboration between my Mother and myself and we have seen it displayed in 3 different shows. I am considering sending in the Paducah application on Monday and see if I can get it there as well.
I gave myself permission to put the needle felting machine away and NOT feel guilty that I really dont like using it.
I cut ALL of my scraps into usable sizes and have already made a wallhanging, a lap quilt and a queen size quilt from that stash. In addition, I have USED much more fabric than I have BOUGHT this year!!
Finally, I have not left any projects unfinished. I dont consider the “People on a Train” quilt to be unfinished yet…..it is simply set aside for a short time.
All in all, it has been a wonderful year, both on a personal level and also in my quilting life, so…….……
BRING ON 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!