Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I hope all of you had a good Holiday -- actually with your loved ones or with them in your heart. Shug & I went North to be with our families & had a good & busy time. While this was my 2nd Christmas without parents, it was the first spent with my brother; his daughters are now living in another state, so our get-together was just the 4 of us, establishing new traditions & having a good time. My Christmas quilts were gifted & I'm pretty sure they were all liked as well as I liked making them.

So looking back, I guess I had kind of a good year. 16 finished quilts -- there were even a few small ones that I didn't share. Looking at the mosaic, first thing I notice is -- What a lot of SQUARES! I don't know how that happened, normally, my go-to shape is triangles, but apparently 2014 was smazoochie's year for squares! I have to say that my favorites are the out-liers, the thin sides of my 2014 bell-curve of squares -- the Snow Flurries quilt & the Color Party quilt. Both were a bit outside of my comfort zone & both, in my opinion, came out pretty well.

I looked up the goals I made for the year back in January --  how did I do?
  1. Well, healthy? Not so much. That is the top of my list again this year.
  2. Sewing my stash & scraps? Again, not so much. In spite of making 16 quilts, I am afraid there was NOT a net loss to my stash.
  3. I definitely made the 3 quilts using the shirts & the 4th is poised to commence. I even got to a few of others on that list: bow ties, 16-patch, maple leaves.
  4. Very sadly, not a single pompom. No circles, all squares. :-(

Stay tuned for my 2015 resolutions, hopes & aspirations.



Julierose said...

WOW 16 quilts finished! Amazing!! I especially love those cross quilts a lot...hugs and happy New Year...Julierose

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy New Year to you too!! Congratulations on your 16 awesome quilts!! I never get around to making a mosaic but I like how yours revealed your squarish ways to you. Looking forward to seeing what shapes pop up this year.

Sujata Shah said...

Happy New Year! Start of new traditions are wonderful way of weaving past into present and the one you started sounds really good for both your brother and you! We meet my husband's siblings often - Past seven years of living in PA has started so many traditions that have helped us get pass many other things like uprooting our family after 22 years of living on the west coast.
16 finished quilts! That is amazing! Looking forward to another year of beautiful quilts from you.

cauchy09 said...

Such a lovely year of making! Happy 2015!! :o)

O'Quilts said...

16 can just not measure up to this at all...I am impressed.