My project-by-project job had some extra projects this year, which was very good news. I also spent a lot of time writing and reading hubs on HubPages. I am still trying to have a large portfolio of articles there. I have reduced the clutter in my house - that is going to be an ongoing project, but I have made great progress.
Okay, enough chatter. Let's see if I can find some quilts I have made this year! My latest finish is this coin quilt. I belong to the Small Quilt newsgroup with Kathy Tracy, and her challenge this year was to make one small quilt each month. She specified which quilt to make each month - sometimes she provided a pattern, and sometimes she chose one from one of her books. This one is adapted from her Remembering Adelia book. I added the small inner border. It is the only quilt I made all year from this challenge.
This is another small quilt I made this year. It is adapted from a pattern in a book, Red, White and Sometimes Blue by McCalls quilting.
This is a small quilt I made as a request for a friend. It is inspired by a quilt I saw at the quilt show.
That's it - three little quilts. I am actually proud that I did manage to get three quilts done. I am tempted to make another small quilt to add to the list, but I think I need to keep my focus on my Hubpages goals. We have to write 8 articles a month as a part of the Apprenticeship Program, and I have 3 more to write this month!
Besides these three quilts, I did make progress on my block of the month from last year, but that progress has been slow. We were supposed to be using thangles to make the quilt, and I chose to use a different method. All of the blocks are made, and I am working on the star points. This is an old picture, and many more of the star points have been added. I think I probably would have made more quilting progress if I hadn't been forcing myself to make more progress on this one. I am glad I allowed myself to work on the little quilts in the meantime.
2013 Quilting Goals
I got scared when I saw that I had made 2012 quilting goals, but it looks like I was kind to myself and expected very little quilting to be done. I think 2013 will also be a slow quilting year, but I do hope to make more progress on my current quilts. I'd like to finish three quilts that have been in the works. Since I have moved my studio to another room, I have been inspired to make use of all the fabric and supplies I do have and hopefully will have more than three little quilts to show for 2013.
I hope all of you had a wonderful 2012, and I wish you all the best for 2013. Happy New Year!