Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 year in review with lots of collages

I can't believe tomorrow is 2013!!
 
I was looking back at my quilt pictures and up until Nov I DID do a collage of the month, so I did the last two and will show them all here, and also show my FAVORITE project for that month :-)
 
January
charm pack, pillow: welcome to the hive with embroidery, color sampler block quilt, snowmen embroidery, quilting a customers quilt, doggie baby boy quilt to a neighbor, mini APPLES mini charm quilt, wonky block swap, a small red star table topper, more customer quilting, more embroidery, another charm pack, I'm pregnant!, color sampler, embroidery
 
favorite project:
the doggie quilt for a neighbor who was expecting a boy.
 
February
Snowmen runner is done, mini charm top, tulip dotted block for guild- won all the blocks, a jelly roll RACE quilt top with 2 1/2" black squares in between, asian looking quilt, own and hot pads for new neighbors, fabrics balls, asian lotus quilt with applique, appliqued flowers, mini 4 seasons quilt, snowmen runner again.
 
favorite project:
The snowmen embroidery, it was so cute and fun to make
 
March:
Bunny runner from CT, Bonnie Hunter's Orca mystery quilt, owl, snowstorm quilt for my mom, wonky house blocks, tea bag holders, dress for a friend's daughter, blue flower sampler table runner,
(this is a "fun" collage but hard to keep track of)
 
favorite project:
the owl quilt for McCall's!
(I couldn't show it in the collage then because it wasn't published yet, but now it IS)
My first time being published, and I'm loving it!!
 
April:
blocks for baby quilt, more owls, blue strippy quilt, modern mystery quilt block, customer's quilt, lotus quilt, portfolios, snap bags, more snap bags, 4 seasons quilt done, and close up, strippy quilt done, wonky house blocks, customer's quilt, modern mystery block, wonky block swap, kaleidoscope quilt 1 and 2, me! fall quilt top, lotus quilt done, snowstorm quilt done, blocks, owls (don't know why these 2 pics got repeated)
 
favorite project:
I actually finished 3 quilts that month, but this kaleidoscope quilt is one of my favorite patterns to make, using the SMART plate template, this was for another neighbor who was pregnant and expecting a girl, the nursery has a Dr Seuss theme.
 
May:
little twister start, owl hot pads, asian quilt done, wonky houses top, my wonky house, baby bubble gum quilt top, wonky bubbles, civil war themed mini quilt, baby 3 times the charm quilt, tulip dots block top.
 
favorite project:
3 times the charm baby quilt for Sonja :-)
 
June:
customer's stained glass quilt, blue star quilt top, TT fabrics competition quilt, wonky star block, berry squares quilt, customers star quilt, wonky house quilt, flying geese in a ring blocks, corded basket, fabric ball, meeting Beth Hayes and Sherri from McCall's!, stuffed owl, Lorax quilt, strippy quilt, lots of fabric balls
 
favorite project:
This blue strippy quilt was just so much fun to make and used ALL scraps :-)
 
July:
owl hot pads and owl quilt pictures from McCall's, wonky house quilt, lil' twister quilt, star block, berry squares, Peanut, foundation pieced flowers, star blocks, owls, wonky block and more fabric balls
 
favorite project:
Wonky houses, these blocks were part of the WONKY block swap I was part of this year, and these houses were MY choice for blocks, I loved getting these blocks back that month and opening each package up and seeing the fun houses, I finally got the whole thing done in July :-)
 
August:
Chipmunk block, Hidden forest pattern, baby SONJA is born!!
wonky block
customer's quilt, nursing pads(tests)
 
favorite project:
Sonja of course!!
 
September:
Fall pillow, tree skirt, pastel block, customer quilt, kaleidoscope star and snowball quilt top, owl, modern mystery round robin, pastel top, customer quilt, customer quilt, red white and blue star quilt top, chipmunk block, customer quilt, customer quilt and pillow again
 
favorite project:
This fall pillow, which was two blocks but one got crooked or SOMETHING happened when I sewed them together into a runner, so I cut off one block and turned it into a pillow.
block is made using a Go! die, eleanor burns star block.
 
October:
women of the bible BOW, again BOW, pumpkin pillow, wonky block, drunkards path top, customer's quilt- no my neighbor GAVE me the top to quilt and keep!, mug rug tops, mini tumbler quilt for Sonja's car seat, bird block, rainbow squares, owl, BOW(2), bubble gum top before applique, lorax quilt
 
favorite project:
I know I'm partial to things I make for my kids or the house, this mini quilt I look at EVERY day, it's in the car to cover up Sonja in her carseat, it's made from another charm pack that was used for her crib quilt, designed in EQ7 and printed the mini tumbler shapes to use as templates.
 
November:
Bible BOW(2), purse for blog hop, deer block for hidden forest, owls, MY modern mystery round robin quilt top, houses pillow for blog hop, BOW, "birds" quilt top
 
favorite project:
The house pillow for Sew we quilt's blog hop, it was fun to make and I loved that it ended up being SO big, my daughter quickly "adopted" it.
 
December:
platypus(es), bible BOW, more platypus-es or platypi.
Ipad cover for craft show, bible BOW, Bonnie hunter's mystery quilt progress, red white and blue star quilt, more mystery blocks.
 
favorite project:
These platypus stuffed animals were so CUTE and fun to make, I sold two at the craft show, gave two away for a gift exchange, gave 2 to my kids and I guess I have two left, no I think I gave another away at the craft show.
 
 
here's the LAST update on my 2012 list
#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- DONE!
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- DONE!
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -TOP is here and ready to quilt
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -DONE and mailed!
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE!
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green brick quilt top- DONE!
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- top done, may need a border
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- Deer block done
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - December here, oh oh gotta work on this
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- DONE!
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- DONE!
#50(July) Lorax quilt- DONE!
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- top done
#53(july) hexies- 43 flowers done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks- 11 blocks done, redoing block #11
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - done!
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - DONE!
#57 (September) McCall's #5 diamond in squares - blocks done
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit
#59 (october) mini tumbler- DONE!
#60 (October) Benertex floral quilt- top done ready to quilt
#61 (October) Valentine's Round Robin- december done and in the mail
#62 (November) Woven Stars for CT - ready to quilt
#63(November) Crazy Daisy- scrapped, maybe?? put on shelf for other projects
#64 (November) Holiday Lane Pillow- DONE!
#65 (November) - Quilt it today-#1 DONE!
#66 (November) Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt- fabrics arrive in January
#67 (November) - easy street- step 6 done
#68 (November) McCall's #6 flower star- approved, need to pick fabrics
#69 (November) McCall's #7- "crazy daisy" - approved, need to pick fabrics
#70 (November) - Book quilt- just planned for next year
#71 and 72(December) twin boy quilts for next year
#73 (December) thomas quilt- #2 quilt it today- DONE!
#74(December) "birds", #3 quilt it today- fabrics are here
 
 
So according to this list I've completed
34 projects (41 are crossed off but they may be scrapped)
 
lotus quilt
wonky house quilt
TT stitch star quilt
4 seasons quilt
black,red and white asian quilt
color block swap quilt
gingham dog quilt
doll mini apples quilt
jelly roll quilt
snowball storm quilt
owl quilt for McCall's
#2 "baby" quilt for McCall's
Dr Seuss Quilt
Blue strippy quilt
3 times the charm quilt
mini tumbler 3 times the charm quilt
civil war mini quilt
blue and white lil' twister quilt
Berry Squares quilt
Orange and green neighbor quilt
#3 "rule" quilt for McCall's
Smooth sailing red white and blue quilt
Lorax quilt
Woven pastel stars quilt
#4 "rainbow" McCall's quilt
#1 "circles" Quilt it today quilt
#2 "Thomas" quilt it today quilt
 
27 quilts
 
 
blue flower table runner
red star table topper
bunny table runner
snowmen table runner
 
4 table runners/toppers
 
 
welcome to the hive pillow
pumpkin star pillow
holiday Lane house pillow
 
3 pillows
 
and 10 fabric balls :-)
 

Here's my NEW 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#3 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done
#4 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
#5 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 6 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#9 won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#10 Round Robin swap -TOP is here and ready to quilt
#11- drunkard's path- top done, may need a border
#12- Hidden forest- applique- Deer block done
#13 pin cushion swap - December here, oh oh gotta work on this
#14geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#15 christmas tree skirt- top done
#16 hexies- 43 flowers done and sewn together
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- 11 blocks done, redoing block #11
#18 Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#19 McCall's #5 diamond in squares - blocks done
#20- roman holiday- kit
#21 Benertex floral quilt- top done ready to quilt
#22 Valentine's Round Robin- dec done and in the mail
#23 Woven Stars for CT - ready to quilt
#24 Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt- fabrics arrive in January
#25- easy street- step 5 done, working on step 6
#26 McCall's #6 flower star- approved, need to pick fabrics
#27 McCall's #7- "crazy daisy" - approved, need to pick fabrics
#28- Book quilt- just planned
#29 and 30(December) twin boy quilts
#31 "birds", #3 quilt it today- fabrics are here
 
 
already 31 projects on my list, PHEW!! better get started!
 
Here's some fun pics :-)
 




 

See you NEXT year :-)
 
 
 

5 comments:

Mame Johnston said...

I'm so glad that that sweet little Sonja was your favorite project for August! She's so sweet, as are you.

Happy New Year, Bea!

Love,
Mame

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your post made my head spin... you made all these beautiful things and had a beautiful baby too? All in the same year?? Wow - you are amazing!

Lisa said...

Wow! I thought I did a lot! Happy New Year! Love your blog!

Melody said...

So wonderful to see all you accomplished. Hope 2013 brings you much happiness

Michele said...

You put me to shame by a long shot. I've figure out how you do it all though.....you've been cloned and there are actually 3 of you! So sorry that I'm revealing your big secret but the quilting public deserves to know. LOL