Friday, December 28, 2012

Looking Back at 2012

Last December I made my last post of the year a review of all the quilts I made of my own.  I really enjoyed that look back so have decided to make this an annual post at the end of each year.    I hope other bloggers might consider doing this as well, especially if you quilt as a business, as it is a nice to reflect on finding that balance between work and finding time for your own projects.

So here are my quilting projects for 2012

UNP1In March I finished my Urban Nine Patch that was a QAL run by Jenny at Sew Kind of Wonderful.

twink3In April I finished my Twinkle quilt and it was a gift for my sister-in law’s 50th birthday.

chain4In May I quilted my Very Berry quilt using the pattern that came with the Quick Curve Ruler.

wh1In June I completed my Whisper quilt using only my hand dyed fabrics.  I later changed the name to Ice Cream Swirl and give it to my nephew that was born in July.

circles2In June I also made myself a new quilt to hang in my shack.

bag In July I made a small batik purse using the pattern Thimballina.

tumbler2 (2)I also made a Tumbler quilt in August using a collection of fat quarters I won at our guilds xmas party in 2010.  This quilt has a permanent spot on our couch.

Another finished in August was my Urban Abacus quilt ( using the Quick Curve Ruler).

In August I wanted to try the 5 Minute Block quilt and used a fabric collection that I won from an online quilting friend.  I finished this one in September.

chevron2In October I made a Chevron baby quilt using batik scraps and this is a gift for someone special.

bowls2In November I taught a program at our guild on how to make these Microwaveable fabric bowls. These made great xmas gifts.

rag2In November I also made a Ragtime quilt that now has a home in our living-room.

box11 In December I finished my Jewel Box quilt that was made with my Presidents Blocks and is the new quilt on my bed.

dahlia4I also finished my Giant Dahlia quilt using all Stonehenge fabrics in December.

island5And my last big finish in December was my Island Sunrise quilt which was the first Judy Niemeyer quilt I made.

xmas runner1shackrunner2

I also had a few smaller projects that I finished up in December.

So that is a total of 13 quilts and 5 smaller projects for myself.  I am very happy with what I was able to finished this year and I hope you had success this year in finding balance with work and time for quilting your own projects.
Happy New Year!!


  1. wow that is an amazing amount of quilts

  2. Nice work this year. I sure do enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a wonderful looking back. You made great quilts the last year!

  4. Thanks for the show. That is a lot of quilts you finished along with your customer quilts. I bought the curved ruler also, but haven't used it yet. You have inspired me.


  5. All very beautiful! I have really enjoyed your blog.

  6. These are all gorgeous and eye-catching. A lovely look back, congrats on so many beautiful projects!

  7. So many gorgeous projects for you! I enjoy your blog so much.

  8. I love keeping up with your work...your talents amaze me! Eye for color, variety and awesome quilting:)

  9. Wow Kathy, they all look managed to find the perfect balance!

    Me, I have 3 more days at my paid job and then hope that life will be a little easier here on the farm....Best Wishes for 2013

  10. Hi Kath! As I scrolled through your 2012 quilts I found myself smiling at all the work you had done and how beautiful your quilting is, and I remember each and every quilt. I'm always amazed at how you accomplish so much of your own quilting, when I know you do so much for others. You did good, my friend! :-) Best Wishes to you, Tim and the boys for a happy and healthy 2013! Quilt On!

  11. excellente idée j'ai fait le même post sur mon blog succès garanti ,meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle année ,bonheur santé et surtout plein de projets amicalement