I recently read a comment by a blogger that said, “I’m a quilter that blogs, not a blogger that quilts”. I wholeheartedly agree. And, for several months, I have been quilting and not blogging.
I found myself at my blog site today and decided to write a few words and post a few pictures of quilts that I have finished over the last 6-7 months.
Galaxy, my NQA 2014 Block of the Month, was finished in time to display at my local quilt guild show in September 2015. Some of you may know that the NQA has dissolved it’s organization. I received a final member letter December 29, 2015, outlining some of the final steps taken by the board. It is sad to see the organization go, but not surprising.
Medallion is my entry into the Circa 1825 quilt challenge for the American Quilt Study Group. I finished the quilt in July and it was displayed at the annual Seminar in September 2015.
Sugar & Spice is a queen size quilt I began last summer and finished just before Thanksgiving. It is a pattern from Joan Ford‘s book Cut the Scraps and uses her Scraptherapy method. The quilt was finished for my niece and her new husband, who were married in October 2015.
I also finished have finishes for projects that I did not photograph, but some of you may have followed the progress on my blog. I completed two Feather Tree Advent calendars for each of my daughters to have for my grandchildren. I was so determined to finish them to be used in December, that I neglected to take photographs of the finished feather tree quilt with all the wool ornaments attached. You can look back at several blog posts about the wool ornaments, here, here, here, here, and here, that I made throughout 2013 & 2014.
I also completed two Christmas table toppers from my Groovy Girls Club days with my two sisters. I spent November and part of December machine quilting both of the Advent calendars and table toppers. And finally, I finished the binding on my second Dotty Quilt…finally. I sent the quilt out to the long-armer in January last year. I attached the binding, but never completed hand stitching it down until New Year’s Eve. I decided that I wouldn’t move on to another project until the binding was finished. As I think about it, the quilt really isn’t finished, because I still need to add the label.
I am on to other projects. I always set quilting goals for the year. Some are new and others are UFO’s and WIPs. Maybe I’ll find the time to come back here and let you know about them. Hopefully, I won’t be away for so long this time.