Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Design Wall Monday for 2012

Just like the rest of the year this last day of 2012 is flying by. This is the status of my design wall for 12/31/12....more than half way but not quite finished.

This is my Marigolds quilt - pattern and fabrics all from Fig Tree Quilts. I'm very happy with how this is coming together.I have big plans for this top to be finished by next Monday so I can give it to my long arm quilter, Cass, at our quilt guild meeting.

This is a close-up of where 4 blocks come together to form the marigold.

It took me a while to wrap my head around this but I got it now. I had plans for getting more of this quilt top sewn together but last evening instead of sewing I went to see this guy-

What a fun evening! I've seen Peter Noone in concert several times and he always does a great show. For an hour or so I go back in time to those teenage years when I loved all the British groups. And speaking of going back in time, while I was in line waiting for the concert to start I ran into 4 people I went to high school with. Now that may not seem like much of a coincidence to you but take into consideration that my high school had less than 200 students in 4 grades (there were less than 50 in my graduating class) and the concert was over 60 miles from my hometown at a casino that is pretty much in the middle of no where. Interesting? Well it sure made my day.

For my recap of what I got quilted this year I surprised myself. I totally finished 15 quilts - 11 full to queen sized ones and 4 Schnibbles. And of these 15 quilts, 8 of them featured some sort of star block. It was definitely a stellar year - LOL!! I have 2 quilts that are finished except for the binding and I have 2 quilts out at the quilter. Cass who does the wonderful long arm quilting on my quilts deserves a lot of credit for making me productive. I love to piece and while I could quilt my stuff I don't want to. I wouldn't have a fraction of these tops complete without her.

So I will close out 2012 very nicely and if I get the bindings on the 2 quilts that are languishing in the basket in the corner I'll have a great start on 2013. See it is a good thing to have unfinished projects at the end of one year so you can start the new year on a winning note - at least that is the story I'm telling myself LOL!

If you are going to be out and about tonight, be careful. I plan to ring in the New Year with my butt in my stitching chair either knitting or cross stitching, either way I'll be happy!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I'm staying home tonight too, but I think I'll be reading instead of stitching. Happy New Year! :0)

  2. LOL - well apparently y'all had some good memories from high school and it centered around music! Even now, a song can send me back 30 years in a heartbeat. They don't make music like they used to. That sounds like something an old person would say. Yikes!
    Congratulations on your very productive year! Between quilting and cross-stitch and knitting, I think you have earned the gold medal although I think we need to reconfigure it to look like a chicken! :)

  3. You are the winner in my book for all that you accomplished. My 2013 will hopefully be as productive as your 2012 was. Take a rest, put your feet up and bring in the new year stitching up a storm. I'm going to be working on Easy Street if I ever get off this computer! ha.

  4. Herman's Hermits - wow - that definitely takes me back. Way back - LOL

    Happy New Year!

  5. You should be so proud! That is a huge number of quilts to finish! I'm very impressed! Happy New Year!

  6. Love the quilts!

    Wishing you and yours a very

    Happy New Year.

  7. I always love seeing your quilts Carol and am looking forward to seeing more in 2013!

  8. Happy New Year Carol!
    You accomplished a lot!

  9. my mother could answer the phone, have it be a wrong number (from someone 80+ miles away) and have a great conversation--realizing they have friends in common. Okay--this is South Dakota--and we're pretty rural--but she did this ALL the time!! So seeing classmates at the casino--I would just call that great fun!

  10. WOW! You totally rock finishing that many quilts! I hope my 2013 is as productive!


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