I started blogging January 1st, 2010, and it has been a great experience, and I have made some wonderful friends. 2010 was really about blogging and creating. I learned how to free motion quilt designs other than the basics, and I was also thrilled to learn invisible machine appliqué.
2011 became the year of block of the month. I participated in four!
this one was finished this year.
Henrietta Whiskers by Bunny Hill Design
finished December 2011
"Hop to It" by Edyta Sitar
This was started in 2010 and finished August 2012. It is from the book "Hop to It" by Edyta Sitar. It was done as a BOM with a few friends. We are starting another BOM in 2013 - Pieces of Time by Lori Smith.
This past year seemed to be all about little quilts.
Some of the little quilts from this year.
I sent these eleven little quilts to the Alzheimer Art Quilt Initiative.
So far ten have sold and raised more than $550 (US).
I even hosted a small quilt quilt-along! This one was my Friendship Mini Sampler Quilt Along.
This past year I have worked on getting better at free motion quilting (and even started teaching FMQ!) - that is the reason for all the little quilts, they are fabulous to practice FMQ on.
I participated in the SewCalGal Free-Motion Quilt Challenge.
I also bought a Cindy Needham Craftsy Class, which I loved!
Here are some of my practices pieces after the class - yes, more mini quilts!
I did complete 9 bed/lap quilts (all my 2012 finishes are here).
This one is my Thread Head 2012 Quilt Along
I had an amazing year with lots of new experiences.
Along with a few large quilts, my plan for the new year is to create art quilts using different techniques. I am planning on creating one art quilt a month, reflecting that month (all the same size) and binding them into a "book" at the end of the year - I will see how it goes!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful new year!!❤