A Dozen in 2012
This is my latest quilt, bring my total of quilting projects for the year up to twelve.
Purple is not really my color, but much of this fabric is from donations. Also it is for the local pregnancy assistance center, and I think most girls of that age love purple. I hope it brings some happiness to someone who needs it.
I say “quilting projects” because most of them are not real, bed-size quilts. This year I made one double-size quilt, two teaching quilts (that are throw size), three baby quilts for the local pregnancy assistance center, and six lap quilts for the Veteran’s Administration hospital. I have posted pictures of most of them throughout the year, but I will repeat them (in no particular order) here.
I did venture into half-square triangles this year, but it appears I am a square-and-rectangle girl! I will have to try a circle next year! Also for someone who says she is not a big fan of purple – there was a lot of purple popping up in the quilts.
I have four works in progress, one of which I started last year, and three that I started this year. That’s a pretty good ratio of started-to-finished projects! I’m looking forward to increasing my output in 2013!
I had fun blogging this year, but even more, I have enjoyed finding so many wonderful blogs out there. WordPress had a writing prompt a few weeks ago – “What if you had to choose between blogging and reading blogs?” I would definitely choose to read blogs, because I get constant insight and inspiration from the many blogs I follow. Thanks to all of you, and please keep posting!
Your work is sooooo stunning! And the fact that you made a quilt to donate to the local pregnancy center is so touching. In a few months I will be writing about all things crafting, DIY, vintage, etc., and I would love to ask you what motivates you to quilt, especially for others. XOXO, and happy holidays! 🙂
I will be happy to contribute to your blog in any way I can, because it is phenomenal! I have learned so much from it.
Awww you are too sweet and WAY too kind! Glad you are enjoying it, and I’m so happy we found each other 🙂 xoxoxo, Girlfriend
Your work is so great! I don’t know where you found the time to do so much. I’m sure the recipients of your work are truly delighted.
I hope so! It is so much fun, the time just flies by when I am putting a quilt together.
What lovely work! I really like your use of colour, very uplifting. All the best for 2013.
Thank you! I really enjoy putting colors together, and have to restrain myself when I am making something for someone else, in case they prefer traditional combinations! 🙂
Looking forward to reading more of your blog in 2013 too!
Thanks! I’m glad you like them. I have had fun improving my skills this year.
What a productive and colourful year you’ve had!
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Thank you so much! I am grateful for your choice of the word “eclectic” for my blog – it seems like there is so much advice to pick a focus for a blog and I just can’t. From now on, I am describing myself as eclectic. 🙂
Also, I was very impressed with your blog too! I immediately signed up to follow!
Wow really impressive. Look forward to seeing what you do in 2013.
Thanks, and back at ya! 🙂
You are amazing! They are all gorgeous. I can barely sew a button back onto a shirt, so I really appreciate how creative you are.
Thanks! You are so creative too, with your writing, AND you have the follow-through necessary to publish and publicize your books. I think the combination of creativity and entrepreneur-ship is amazing!
You are too kind. It’s a funny thing – I always forget that writing is “creative,” and I’m envious of people who make things – beautiful things. It’s why I’m drawn to your blog. 🙂
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