I realize this is a lot to put in one post, but I want to get caught up before next year begins, which is only a few hours away now.
In November, I finished the scrappy Xmas quilt. I am not sure why, but I love looking at all those odd blocks. They just make me smile. Now that Christmas is over, I don’t even want to put it away! I may just keep it out all year.
My sister came over for a few days at Thanksgiving and brought this quilt she was making for a friend’s baby. It’s partly made with minkee and she has more minkee for the backing. I have never worked with that fabric and it seems a bit fiddly. I helped her with the butterfly applique. I am looking forward to seeing it finished.
Here is the cutest pin cushion that my friend Vicky made for me for my birthday. I love it!
and here is a darling little change purse I got from my friend Sharon.
Here are some stockings I got finished to turn in at the December Crazy Quilters Guild. We always make stockings for charity.
I decided to join in on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt called Easy Street. I don’t think I can keep up with everyone else but I will get it finished eventually. Here are the fabrics I pulled for it. Gray, black-on-white prints, purples, teals and limey greens. I am very curious to see how it will turn out. For more information, go to
The first step is to make four patches out of the gray and black-on-white prints. The gray I had the most of may not be dark enough to contrast with the other fabrics, but I didn’t realize that till this step was done. I can live with it.
Here is our little Christmas tree and the paper pieced mariners compass quilt I made earlier this year.
These look like ornamets, but they are big enough to serve as placemats. I gave a few sets away as gifts and kept a couple that we used during the holiday. They were fun to make and turned out pretty cute.
Next is the UFO for December. I started this one several years ago and all it needed was quilting which I finally managed to get around to. I think this will go in the dining room on the wall. Seems like an appropriate place. I was so anxious to get the binding on when the quilting was done that I forgot to add a hanging sleeve, so still have that to finish.
This is the last pair of socks finished this year. I think they were the third or fourth pair that I started, but when I was burying the yarn ends after finishing the first one, I accidentally snipped a hole in it. You can see the irregular spot on the cuff of the top one in the pictue. It was also my first attempt at darning and I must admit, I am ‘darned’ proud of it. Once I fixed that little hole, I was ready to make the second one.
These socks are from the same pattern that I have made all my socks from so far – the same one I learned from, but they are the first I ever tried with worsted weight yarn. I like the bulky look and feel of them and have worn them a couple times already. They are nice to wear around the house and fit in my crocs to go outside. I think I will make some more socks with the thicker yarn. They sure stitch up a lot faster!
Next, are the flying geese for step two of Easy Street. I used my favorite method to make them – the purple geese are sewn in one seam and are somewhat dimensional.
Here are some of the four patches fro step one. That one print has a cream background instead of white, and I hope that doesn’t cause too much trouble with the overall look of the quilt. I tried to use a lot of different prints and have had to trade fabrics with my friend Sharon to increase the variety.
Here are all the four patches. Wow that is a lot of them. It fills up half my design wall.
That’s all the pictures, all the finishes and starts for 2012. In 2013, I plan on getting more organized and to finish a lot more projects. I also hope to post more regularly.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I wish you the best of luck, fun, peace, love and happiness in the coming year. Oh and lots of creative productivity! Happy New Year! God bless you.