2016 in Review

  It's always fun to look back at what I thought were my plans for the year, and see how well I did at them. This year, eh, not so well. I finished 22 quilts, which is actually a little low for me. There might be more finished tops than average, but I don't bother counting those, so I don't really know where I'm at on UFOs and stash busting. Other than not-so-very-good.

Honestly, a lot of it has to do with how my business went {very well!} which meant most of my longarm rental time went to t-shirt quilts. This year, I did fourteen of them!


Three gridded {one of those with a centered block} - Sky's the Limit / Shelly's Spokane / Live, Laugh, and Learn


And 11{!!} in puzzle style. I guess there's definitely a front runner for favorite customer design!

LollygaggerYvonne's Running / Run Disney - I Did It! / W&L Undercover / Run Spokane / Thnks fr th MmrsNon Incautus Futuri / Barefoot Really Rocks!PIU / Eva's Races / Squadron Shirts

And don't get me wrong - obviously I like making the t-shirt quilts! I just need to find a better balance between work and fun sewing.


And also things like training for a half Ironman, while an amazing experience, kinda sucked up a lot of my spare time.

Anyway, so the fun stuff!


By column:

Quilts for Pulse, blocks by my guild and assembled by me - stash scrap quilt! Donated to Pulse victims and first responders

Daisy Chain - long time UFO!

Woven Snowmen - even longer UFO!

Lordy Lordy Lori's Forty - stash quilt!

Berrylicious Dinos - finished within three months of starting!

Make It Do - stash scrap quilt!

Flying Four - stash scrap quilt!

Mickey Quickie - stash scrap quilt, finished within two months of starting! Donated to the local NICU


And I finished eight little projects, all entirely from stash, some of which were long time UFOs - Cat mini / Crosscut / Ripples pillows / Unicorn pillow / Abstract Watermelon / HST Xmas pillow / Xmas table runner / Nephew's first birthday banner {which was then reused in the Mickey Quickie above}


And I finished three Quilts of Valor tops. {In our local chapter, they're then quilted by someone else, and bound by another someone else.} Floating Star / Pinched / Roanoke Colony

So...that's 2016 in finishes. Next up? Finally planning 2017. {I've had a lingering cold since Dec. 26. I'm behind, I know!}

See also: Monday Making, Main Crush MondayFabric Tuesday, Scraptastic Tuesday, Rainbow Scrap Challenge, Oh Scrap!Whoop WhoopNeedle & Thread ThursdayLet’s Bee Social