Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A New Year to start anew

Posted by Strlady at 4:10 PM
Do I really have to recap last year? I just want to talk about all the good stuff in store for this year!

I am proud that last year I got so many quilts finished. Not just the tops, but quilted and bound and in the hands of people that will love them.

Three baby quilts found thier way to the Corrigan's for their new twins and big brother Ethan.

A Pumpkin Patch was given to the Pumpkin Lady in NH.

The Red White and Blue lays on T-Choco's bed to keep her warm this winter.

The Wallflower quilt my daughter made recieved some quilting and binding from Mom and made it's way to Rochester last February in time to show off her mad skills as the youngest quilter in our clan. A Rag Quilt was finally finished in time to give to said daughter as a welcome home present after she graduated college.

Last but not least, a small table runner got it's borders and made it to NH so it could be embellished and made pretty. Yup! That is 8 quilts that were FINISHED. I also made 3 schnibbles tops that have not gotten quilted yet. I was a busy bee this year and I loved it.

What are my plans for this year? My Goal is to make (Finish completely - from cutting to binding) 12 quilts this year. I already have 11 patterns selected and started collecting the fabric needed to get them done. That said, I have a few UFOs that need some quilting and binding before they join the 'Finished' group so I'm hoping to tackle those as well. Three of those should be heading my way soon since Margaret from Mainely Quilts of Love let me know they have already been quilted.

Since big goals start one step at a time, I'm setting my sights on January.

I'll be quilting and binding two of those Schnibbles from 2009

Picnic (November Schnibble)

Winter White (September Schnibble)

I'm off to my guild's retreat on the 16th and plan on kicking my first Lap Quilt out the door by using the layer cake of Essence I picked up at Houston this year

(It's hidden under all the other stash in the picture)

The pattern I'm using is called Hidden Stars from the book Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I'm adding to the original design to make big enough to hug someone.

I'm also going to make this month's Schnibble:


This is Carrie's sample made using Rouenneries by French General. I'm thinking I want to make it a bit more of a Valentine's day piece so I'm looking at another fabric line. This should be the smallest of the bunch measuring 28" square. Brenda would live it because it would fit on the table for squaring it! LOL!

On top of this I have a few quilts arriving soon that will need to bound before they will be added to the first few finishes for 2010.

It promises to be a stellar quilting year! Wish me luck with my hefty goals this year.

7 comments on "A New Year to start anew"

Kelly@ Charming Chatter on January 5, 2010 at 5:40 PM said...

Oh Sandy -- it was a stellar year last year, too. I love all of the quilts you finished. And, I'm excited to follow you along this year -- lots of exciting projects coming, too! I wish you lots of luck in getting everything finished!

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CJ on January 5, 2010 at 11:04 PM said...

You were busy last year - WOW! I love your Schnibbles. Looks like you will be busy this year too. I can't wait to see finished products.

Brenda on January 6, 2010 at 9:06 AM said...

Oh yeah, you're on a roll now, WOO-hoo!Can't wait to see your Valentine Schnibble! B=)

Monica on January 6, 2010 at 9:06 AM said...

all these cute schnibbles make me want to make one!!! But I promised myself no adding to my stash this year - I need to work only on what I have (and I won't run out of things!) But your projects are cute!

Joanna on January 6, 2010 at 3:40 PM said...

I think you and Brenda should have a contest to see who can make the most quilts in one year ;) But then, is one of your big ones the same as one of her teeny tiny ones?!! Ouch Brenda - quit hitting me lol!! Your quilts all look fantastic - was that a Camille Roskelly from Thimble Blossoms pattern I saw? The one with the Monogram?! Love it!

Shakerwood on January 7, 2010 at 7:45 PM said...

You really have a good start to this year..good luck getting your challenges finished. I know you can do it!!


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