Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Accomplishments -- Whoop Whoop!

When I was going through my UFOs/kits/PIGS/misc stuff the other day to try and come up with my 2012 UFO Challenge list, I kept wishing I'd kept my 2011 Challenge list to see what I'd accomplished. Then I realized I had blogged about many of them! I went through my blog, and made a list of the things I worked on this year, and I was very surprised at how much I did!  

UFOs finished: 8 (some wallhangings, two large bed quilts, a tabletopper and a bag)  Two small wallhangings didn't get their pictures taken before they left home, and the Egg Money quilt is still on the quilting frame.  It's finished except for the binding, but I'm going to have it done this year, for sure!  

 New quilts: 13  (most were lap quilts, 3 baby quilts, a tablerunner, but there was one large queen size bed quilt)

Quilted for others: 8 (4 comfort quilts, 4 for-hire)  For some reason, two pictures wouldn't come up correctly, oh well.

Misc new finishes:  16 (10 are mini blocks of the month)(totes, blocks for guild, strip baskets)  I don't have pictures of the mini-blocks, or one of the baskets.  The strips in the pics turned into fabric bowl/baskets.

Way to go!  Yay, me!  I did much more than I would have guessed.  (And some I didn't blog about or take pictures of.) In 2012, I hope to keep a much better list, and take pictures of everything.  

Oh, and one last thing -- UFOs created in 2011: 2   I will have Fiesta! and the Lavender Strippy to add to my 2012 to-do list.  Not bad, considering how many UFOs I usually create!

Happy quilting in 2012!!

Now, go see Sarah's page where others have posted their accomplishments, or plans for the coming year.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Design Wall Wee Village

Back in January of 2003, when we were living at the farm in Texas, I found an online BOM called "Wee Village."  Anyone else familiar with it?  Here's the premise: back in the deep woods, under the bushes and behind shadows, is a little village populated by wee people.  Every month, a new block was published.  And there was even a Yahoo Group for following the progress.  It grew and grew, and "extra" blocks were created, until there were probably 20 or so blocks by the end of the year, plus an intricate border.  ( I found a link from the original website here:  Since were were packing up and moving during the year, I didn't keep up with the group, I just managed to print out many the patterns, stitched a few, and put the whole mess into a bag.  That bag ended up in the deep dark recesses of my UFO closet. I pulled out the (mostly) completed blocks and stuck them on the design wall this week.  

I'm no longer enamored of the Wee Village, but it will be a cute quilt when I've put it together.  It won't be as complex as originally planned, and I won't make any more blocks, nor make the intricate border.  But I'll try and get this baby done!  Whoop Whoop!!

Go see what Judy's followers are working on, and have on their design wall! 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Whew and Whoop Whoop!

Last year, Judy at offered up a UFO Challenge.  Although I didn't get everything done, I managed to focus on a few UFOs this year and got quite a few done.  (I didn't keep track, wish I had!)  And here's one I started several years ago when a quilt shop in town had classes to work on Eleanor Burns' Egg Money Quilt blocks.  I'm down to quilting the last border and I'm really excited to have it so nearly done.  I should have it finished by next week's Whoop Whoop!

But the biggest accomplishment this week was signing up for Judy's 2012 UFO Challenge.  I dragged stuff out of the closet and off the shelves, made a list, checked it twice, and came up with a dozen UFOs to work on this year.  And I tossed, re-stashed, fondled and became reacquainted with many projects.  Boy, did that feel good! But also a little overwhelming.  So by culling the kits and UFOs, I was able to get the piles into -- hopefully -- manageable projects.  See the lists on the tab above.  Feeling good -- oh, yeah!!  Whoop Whoop!!

Now, go over to Sarah's blog: where you can show off your accomplishments this week!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Judy at has again organized a UFO challenge for next year.  In the page tab above, I've listed the twelve I'll be working on in 2012.  Please join in, won't you?  Go to Judy's blog to sign up!

Happy and blessed holidays to everyone of you sweet thangs :-)

Quilty hugs,