What a wonderful year 2011 was for me. I thought I would take a look back at some of the happenings of this last year.
As always I ventured away from quilting briefly to whip up several other sewing projects. I made 8 pillows, 4 bags, 6 baskets and 1 ball. All sold or given away. All very satisfying projects
This year I made and quilted 14 quilts. About half of those being commissioned work. I made 2 new quilt patterns for my website Spooky Halloween and Jean's Diamonds. I also joined a new group, South Carolina Binky Patrol, and made 2 charity quilts, a goal I plan to continue into the new year,
This year I quilted 12 quilts for others. I learned a few new long arm patterns and quilted with flannel and minky for the first time.
This year I was a finalist for The Transformation Challenge with my quilt, A moment of time. This was my second entry into a judged competition. It was very difficult for me to undertake but gave me some confidence for the next time.
This leads me to my first resolution, re-organize my sewing room. Nothing drastic. Just a few new containers, a shelf and a couple of wash bins for batting storage.
I would like to visit a national quilt show this year. This is not technically a resolution. However, it has been 4 years since my last quilt show.
I am attempting a backwards approach to this years quilting. What I mean to say is that I plan to do my holiday quilting in reverse order. Starting with Christmas quilting in January, them moving to fall and so on. We shall see if I stick to this. I already have ideas for the first few months. I am quite sure they will evolve, change as the year progresses.
I hope everyone has a great New Year and that 2012 leads to many happy quilt experiences.