With the holidays and working retail there hasn’t been much time for sewing, but when I added up the 16 quilts I created this year on top of the 30+ Jacquie and I made for the book I felt a little better.
Granted some are small, but I did fit in a few twins, a major amount of lap quilts and one mama-jamma king size.
Just like last year I am reinstating my rule of finishing one unfinished quilt for every one I start. It seems to work for me and keep my creativity sparked.
Looking back at these quilts I think how I still love myself a half-square triangle, anything scrappy and that I never tire of prints. I always wish for a neutral palette in my home, but my love of color always wins. I’ve also enjoyed my pattern of mixing improvisational projects with traditional design. It gives my brain some resting time.
2011 was great. We finished Quilting Modern and I finally dropped my feed dogs for some free-motion quilting. If you’ve been procrastinating this advance in your quilting, make this year the year, because it is fr*#! ing load of fun.
Just for fun, here’s some finished quilt tops (except for the raindrop whole cloth quilt that just needs more appliqued raindrops) that WILL be quilts by 2013. How weird to say that year when I haven’t even written the current.
Happy New Year everyone! It’s going to be good!