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!