Before I review the year, lets see what I got accomplished on my December goals. I did not get the memory quilts done. I have one top complete and loaded on the long arm, but haven't felt well enough to quilt it. The blocks are all pieced for the other three. The test quilt is cut, and I've began working on the HST, and really hope to be over the flu and able to really put some time into this weekend. My tutorial is written and pre-posted....woooohooooo!!!! I didn't get any organizing done in the sewing area at all. It is close to being where I have a breakdown and just stop everything to clean and organize. And lastly test blocks for Callie. I did two sizes with two different sized snowball corners for her to check out. She selected the 5 inch square with 3 inch snowball. I decided to paper piece the blocks and leave the paper on to give some stability for the people signing the blocks. Now we just have to get fabrics chosen and we'll be good to go. I will be linking up with Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa of BitterSweet Designs. Boring picture, but the only one I have.
For the quarter I sucked big time. I made a big list HERE, but I only finished one quilt on my list and that was my Looking Glass quilt. Now it is one of my most favorites I've done this year, so that is good, but I need to get back onto quilting. Here is my version of Looking Glass and I will be linking up with The Littlest Thistle for my quarter 4 finish.
Now let's talk about 2014 in general, 29 quilts ain't bad, and I'm very happy with that number, but other things happened as well. I participated in lots of new things this year. I joined some linky parties, set monthly and quarterly goals, did some challenges, donated my first quilt, did my first quilt along and joined my first quilting bee. Yes it was a busy year packed with all kinds of great things.
I'm so sorry that my quilt from the Texas Road Trip QAL isn't done, but it is probably my favorite thing I created this year. It was so much fun and I can see why people love doing QALs.
I also got to know some great people doing a new quilt blogger hop. Got some great advice on my blog and even got to join a quilting bee through it. It has been fun seeing what each person picked for there block each month and what the others created. I have also had fun putting a little Texas into one of my blocks every month. I also joined Stash Bee for 2015 and can't wait to get started.
I have really really loved setting goals monthly and quarterly and I think they have helped me keep on track...well as much as anything can. I'm a list maker by nature, and these have really helped me track what I want to do as well as what I finished. I've also really loved joining linky parties of different kinds, but my favorites are ones that show what people have done for the week. I love seeing what other people do, it gives me so many ideas.
I am also happy to say that I donated my first quilt as well as some blocks for quilts to be donated. I hope to do even more this year. It is good to help, and it helps whittle down my stash. Ok I know that is never going to happen, but I can try.
I also gave away my first quilt this year. Now technically the very first quilt I did I gave to my mom, but since I now have it back, that doesn't count. Sharla and I made a baby quilt for a friend. I know that she really loved it, but I'm not sure Samuel loves it...well maybe he didn't like the mini photo-shoot.