Thursday, January 5, 2017

2016 (Quilt) Year in Review...

Quote for the Day:
"Make this year so amazing that last year gets jealous!"
~author unknown


Thought I'd do a "year in review" about the quilts I've made/finished in 2016...mainly to refresh my own memory!  I know that I should have done this post before the 5th of January...but...well...you know...whatever...

It looks like my first completion was the quilt I made for my sister, Bev..."Cottage Blossoms"


My sister is so adorable that I'm going to post two pictures of her quilt so you can see her with it, too!  😊


The second completion was the "Ugly Quilt"...this was a quilt top that was in a bag of quilt tops that was given to me by a friend...I think they had been made by her mom who had passed away.  Anyway, this one had soooooooooooooo many issues (stains, not laying flat, wide seam allowances, raveling fabric, etc., etc., etc.) that I was going to toss it...actually had it hovering over the trash can...when I decided to sandwich it and use it for "practice" while I took online free-motion quilting classes.  It is now a good utility quilt...something to take to the park, game, camping, etc.  It is warm and has been quilted to within an inch of its life...so feel free to abuse it!  LOL


Completion #3...Alex's 3 year birthday quilt..." 'I Spy'/Bug Jar Quilt"...


#4...I finished hand-quilting the "Cottage Rose Baskets" quilt....my first time doing big-stitch quilting...


Probably the one I am most proud of because not only did I design it using EQ7, it was the one that I was most adventurous with and most satisfied with when it came to the free-motion quilting... Completion #5:  "Christmas Stars" made for my son and daughter-in-law...


And last, but not least was Completion #6...."Oh Christmas Tree".  This quilt was actually started about 3 years ago, but I didn't work on the hand-quilting very often, so it was languishing on the UFO list.  I decided to pop it into my hand-quilting frame and had it done in no time... just in time to be hung on the wall.  It was our one and only Christmas tree this year...


This year I have pieced quilt blocks for other projects that I am currently working on, made quilt blocks for our WV Quilt of Valor group, and even ALMOST completed a quilt (I finished up the second half of the binding on January 1st...so unfortunately, it doesn't "count" for 2017!)...but the six listed here are the COMPLETIONS for 2016.

Loretta

7 comments:

  1. I see my dad is hiding behind your beautiful work...

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    1. When it comes to pictures, he is ALWAYS hiding! LOL

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  2. You finished a lot of quilts, Loretta, and they're all so beautiful. Congratulations. Yes, your sister IS cute.

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    1. You made me giggle with your comment. Thank you,

      Bev

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  3. I love the quilt you made me. I admire it very often.
    Bev

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  4. Love, love LOVE that Christmas Star Quilt!!! I wouldn't mind having a quilt just like it. SEW many quilts, so little time!!

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    1. If you have EQ7, I can send you the file. :)

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