2010 was a pretty good year for quilts, I guess. I realize now that I had a major dry spell during part of the year when we were getting our house ready to sell and when we had it listed for sale. Even though I didn't accomplish as much as I would have liked, I thought a good way to say goodbye to 2010 would be to show you some of my accomplishments in 2010.
The Red and White Snowball challenge quilt, organized by Allyson of Fat Cat Quilts. This was a great project and a number of lovely people joined in.
I can't really say that this was a "favorite". It was a Web Sampler BOM from a couple of years ago. Terrible finishing instructions, so I put it away and nearly never finished it. Now that it is finished, I have little desire to pay for having it quilted. Those borders left a very bad taste in my mouth. Time will tell if it ever truly gets finished.
This was a stunt sewing project for Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. It is a pattern called Shortline. There are two versions of this quilt. This was the easy one. Isn't that quilting beautiful?
Oooh La La. This was a graduation gift for my sweet niece Camille. I finished it in April and sent it off for quilting. Got it back in time to give it to her in June. Love this quilt, and it couldn't have gone to a more deserving young lady.
Madeline. My third favorite quilt of 2010. I enlarged a Schnibble pattern (Miss Rosie's Quilt Co) of the same name, and used the wonderful Rouenneries fabric by French General.
Elizabeth. My number one favorite quilt of 2010. By a Miss Rosie pattern of the same name and also made with the Rouenneries collection by French General. They look so different, don't they? Both Madeline and Elizabeth are quilted and being lovingly used.
Just a little table topper for my niece's shower. A Schnibbles pattern called State Fair, by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
Moor is Moor. Pattern is Summerwinds by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. Fabric is Wuthering Heights by 3 Sisters for Moda.
I finished no quilts in July. July will be remembered as the month we did not sell our house. July will also be remembered as the month I discovered Marshalls and Home Goods and compulsively bought dishes.
Roundabout. A Schnibble pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. Saltbox Harvest fabric--Deb Strain for Moda.
Not much to show for August. Also to be remembered as the month we did not sell our house.
Another month in which our house did not sell. When your house is for sale, you cannot have quilting projects spread out all over the place. I did travel to Illinois this month with my friends Lisa and Thelma, met up with Carrie and Monique and did some serious shopping. Oh, and I re-discovered embroidery!
Do you see a trend developing here?
Back in the game.
Route 44. A Miss Rosie pattern that brought me to my knees. Whimper. This occupied most of November.
Aside from these two finished quilt tops, December is to be remembered as the month of the Zippy Bags.
Lesson learned? Don't let anything (like trying to sell your house) get in the way of your quilting! Sew everyday and try to finish something every month. So, there you have it, my resolution for 2011, to be known as The Year of the Baby.
Happy New Year, dear Friends!