Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A look back at 2011

So, 2011 is done and gone.  Part of me is sad to see it go because I had some great times in 2011, but another part of me is glad to see it go and hopes for better times in other areas of my life. 

Work was much busier for me this year, so I couldn't spend as much time on quilting as I would have liked, but I still got a lot done.

The highlight for me this year would have to be my Moonlit Sky quilt.
Just finishing this beauty was awesome for me, but to win first place for it at the Lowell Quilt Festival was awesome.
I made this cute mug rug/mini-quilt that's hanging in my quilting room this year using some hand dyed fabric that I won back in 2010 from Dye Candy.
I made this cute wall hanging for the Jay McCarroll Modern Quilt Guild Challenge, which placed 2nd in our guild challenge.  I later entered it into a silent auction to raise money for Cancer. 
I made this mini quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 11.  I loved this quilt, but experienced some unnecessary drama around the swap, so I have decided to abstain from online swaps for a while. 
I made these pot holders and dish cloths for the BMQG Kitchen Swap for Rebecca. I LOVED how these turned out.
After taking a class on feathers, I made this 10" mini quilt that now hangs in my guest bathroom.

I also started or continued working on a bunch of WIPs in 2011.  Here are a few that I worked on and either will continue working on in 2012 or hopefully finish.
I'm working on a Storm at Sea for my parents.  I actually just finished piecing the top, but the one picture I have isn't very good.  I'll get more pictures soon and share it before it's sent off to be quilted.
I finished this quilt top and am planning on sending it out to be quilted.  It's close to King size and I just can't manage that on my domestic machine.
I took a class on hand applique and am working on 9 tile quilt blocks.  I've completed two.  This one probably won't be a 2012 finish. 
I worked on some blocks for "Fiesta!" quilt.  This is another one that might not be done in 2012.  I'm okay with that.
I've been working on the Carol Doak Radiant Star BOM.  6 done, 6 to go - plus sashing squares.  Yeah, we'll see if I finish this one or not in 2012.
I finished all 12 blocks in the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM and added the sashing this week.  I just need to finish the border.
I know there are more projects in the works, I just can't think of them all.  I always have a bunch of quilts in all different stages.  It's just who I am. 

Here's looking ahead to 2012!

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