Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Wrap up

As the year draws to a close I always like to look back and see what projects got finished off during the year. This year there is a lot less finishes (something about going back to work programming part time in the mornings starting in March) but there were lots of things worked on. I think I'll also include some in process progress of various projects.

My first big hand quilting project got completed this year - Hugs and Kisses. These were all hand appliquéd a few years ago with the RSC Challenge.

My KT Sampler. This was a sew along with Jo's Country Junction a few years ago using Lori Smith patterns. I used a stack of Kansas Troubles fabrics to make mine. This was also my first stab at using Quilt as you Go and I will be using this method again!

I had fabrics cut out for a baby heart quilt and when an opportunity to make this up to gift happened this spring I got it out and finished for Baby Charlye. I guess I never took a picture of it completed but I promise it did get quilted, bound and gifted!

A finish from last years RSC Challenge was to set my 16 patch blocks into the Goodnight Irene pattern and ta da... my quilt I call Cubes. I do love how this one came out.... and it lives on my bed right now for a little extra warmth.

After a big hand quilting project finish I pulled out the Fireworks quilt and finally got it finished off. This one has been hanging around since the first RSC Challenge I think... back in 2010 maybe? Checked off the list.

A baby quilt needed to be made for my first grand niece who arrived in the beginning of December. Josie should be getting this the first of the year to snuggle under. The pattern is Stair Steps by Joanne over at Very easy to sew up and so darn cute!

Progress on other projects or starts in 2016

2016 Row by Row challenge - this one got to a top just barely!

The hand pieced midget appliqué made it to a top stage. I plan to make an appliqué border for this in the next few months. I hope to start hand quilting this in the fall. This one is completely hand pieced!

I started an appliqué quilt along at sentimental in January 2016 for an 1857 Album quilt. I was doing very good keeping up until the the fall hit. I have the blocks all saved off and hope to get back to them in the new year. Not sure I'll 'catch up' but progress will happen.

I finally played with the printer and InkLingo this year and started a little lemoyne star project - hand piecing in the car line. With the Inklingo free download of the diamonds and squares and a printer it will print out he cutting and hand sewing lines onto the back of the fabric! LOVE IT! A few paper jams but once you get the hang of it, it is pretty sweet.

My 2 inch little trip around the world quilt grew a bit this year. Not too much but progress was made. I think this one will come out to play each month for a little bit to add a row or two to keep it moving along.
My 2016 RSC Challenge blocks for me....
I made some scrappy houses. They all need their tilting frames still.

I made more BITA blocks..... I believe I need black, brown and bright/light green still of about 16 each to finish this one off at a 80x80 size.

My dresden plates from 2015 got frames in 2016. They hope to get hand quilted and put together with QAYG method in 2017.

I sure there are other things but it is nice to have a glimpse of what I have been working on this year. It makes me feel like I have actually accomplished something!


The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice work this year, Deb! Best of luck for a productive 2017.

scraphappy said...

I am amazed by your productivity! So many beautiful projects this year.

Quilter Kathy said...

SO many amazing finishes this year Deb! Congratulations!
I love everything you have on the go and am inspired by the variety of projects you tackle!
Happy New Year!

Pamela Arbour said...

Hhhmmmmm. They are all so beautiful. That cube quilt really stands out for me, but they are all equally beautiful. Congratulations on your hard work.

Ray and Jeanne said...

You accomplished so much and the quilts are all awesome! May your 2017 be everything you want. ~Jeanne

a good yarn said...

Happy New Year! What a wonderful collection of projects. I'm sure 2017 will be just as bright and productive for you. Looking forward to seeing BITA pieced together.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Really like that big star in the rail fence baby quilt -- fun!!