I still have one quilt top that I finished in November that I haven’t blogged. So here goes!
I wish I could remember when I started this quilt. The fabric is Old Blooms by Pat Sloan. I still had navy leather furniture in the family room. (The navy leather is in the basement, dyeing a slow death at the hands of my children.) The blocks are from one of the Buggy Barn Crazy patterns. If you’ve never tried a Crazy, it’s really fun! You don’t even have to sew straight. Actually, it was hard for me at first.
I also embroidered several blocks to go with the heart blocks.
The reason I didn’t work on it for so long was that I wasn’t sure how to put all the blocks together. Then, when I finally started putting the quilt together, I ran out of the purple fabric. I had to really search to find more, because this fabric has been out for a long time. When I finally got the fabric, it was a different dye lot. So I stuffed the whole thing back in it’s little Rubbermaid home and forgot about it! Now I have to look really hard to see the difference!
I have a Bernina 170 that I use for all of my embroidery. I really need to do more of it because I love the way it looks. I also need a sheet set that is as cool as The Genius’ new set!
So, here’s the rundown of 2009. I completed 40 projects:
~8 quilt tops
~6 finished quilts
~4 poodle skirts
~2 pairs of socks
~1 binder cover
~1 embroidered sheet set
~1 lace blanket, my favorite project of the year
Do I have any goals for this year? Yep! I’m going to make stuff. I’m going to work on what I want, when I want. I’m not going to announce to the world that I’m going on a yarn and fabric diet, because I won’t stick to it. I’m not going to keep track of my input and output of fabric and yarn, because that sucks the fun out of it.
I do, however, like keeping track of finished projects. That does motivate me.
What will the first finished project of 2010 be? Probably a quilt top.
Speaking of quilts, I have to say goodbye. My sewing room needs a shovel and a dumpster!