Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dec 30th 2012 Stash Report

Happy New Year!
Hope this New Year brings you and your family much joy and happiness.

I came across this blog last Sunday. You really need to check it out. I am so inspired by Janeen. Her quilts are just my style, "beautifully simple".  If you read through her posts you will find some pretty great places to donate quilts to. I couldn't find any place to post a reply or a place to email her, so if you are visiting her blog and find an email, please let me know.

I finished these quilts for Sarah's quilt ministry. The first quilt used 2 charm packs and some yardage, for a total of 7.5 yards. It finished at 72x63 before washing. It went together easily. The charm squares and border are from Moda's Rooftop Garden.

This scrappy star quilt finished at about 77x92 before washing and used about 13 yards
I save all my extra charms and the charms I make from scraps in a shoebox and when there is a lot of variety I make a charming star quilt. Easy to piece.

I saw this quilt on Alycia's blog and knew I wanted to make one. Friday I made it....
It is about 52 inches square and used almost 6 yards of fabric. Fast and quick. Here is the pattern...

Bill got me another quilt rack for Christmas....I really love these racks.

You can order one from Deanna's dad.  I am thinking I need one more to put near the living room to hang lap quilts on.

This past year all my donation quilts that didn't go to QOV or Ronald's House went to  Sarah's Ministry.
In 2013 all my extra donation quilts will be going to Margaret's Hope Chest.

Finally decided on my 2013 Goals:

1) I am planning on staying out of quilt shops - there is not one thing I need. No patterns, no thread, no batting, no fabric, no rotary blades, no rulers, no gadgets, nothing. If I don't have it then I do not need it. There isn't any reason for me to visit a shop in town or online. I guesstimated how much fabric I have and I will never come close to using it all. The folks who get my quilts don't know if the fabric is brand new or 6 years old, they only know that someone out there in the world cares enough about them to make them a quilt. I will be unsubscribing to all emails from quilt stores, if I don't see it I won't be tempted.

2) make 12 QOVs

3) make 12 Ronald McDonald's quilts

4) finish 5 quilts I have already begun

5) learn to paper piece

I think these goals are very doable and am looking forward to getting started.

Used - 474.78 yards

Added -155 yards 

Net Used YTD - 319.78 yards

Quilts finished in 2012 - 50

My goals for 2012 are simple~

1 - make one QOV each month. 
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec  Yippee!!!!!

2 - make one quilt for Ronald McDonald's House each month
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec plus 3

3 - finish one already started quilt each month 
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct  Nov  Dec

4 - if I complete the above 3 goals each month I can start one new quilt 
 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15


AmyDe said...

Great quilts and feat job on your goals for last year. That's wonderful! I hope you end 2013 with your list as complete as 2012! Awesome!

Lori in South Dakota said...

I like your goals. Paper piecing-not my favorite but it does have its uses!

Julianne said...

sitting here in the early morning cold looking for inspiration. love your plan for 2013. And very impressive results from 2012. I would love to know more about your charming star quilt it looks like a easy plan for all those baggies of charms I keep sorting.

Denise :) said...

Dee Dee, you've done a marvelous job with your goals this year! Congrats on the additional rack -- they are really quite lovely! I really like the look of the charming star quilt -- it looks so complicated! I also love the big, broad stripes of the next quilt, too -- thank you for sharing the link for the pattern!!! Happy New Year!! :)

WyoPat said...

Great finish for 2012! Thank you for including the link for the red/white/black quilt--so simple, but so lovely. I also would like the dimensions of the blocks (especially the star points) for the charm scrappy quilt; I think I could use this for a QOV.

WyoPat said...

DeeDee, one more question--does someone at your house do wood turning? The display behind your quilt makes me think so. My husband makes beautiful things out of wood--all my favorites go to my quilting studio and hold various and sundry scraps, works in progress, tools, etc.

krisgray said...

WOW - you are a quilter's inspiration for getting all those charity quilts completed this year - Congrats!!

Kate said...

Congrats on all you accomplished, even if you didn't achieve every one of your goals you still had an excellent year. Love the scrappy quilts, especially the scrappy star.

Beth in MN said...

DeeDee, you are awesome. Hope you are blessed and meet all your goals. Beth in MN

Dar said...

I think you outdid yourself in 2013. You are the most productive lady I know. Congrats on reaching your goals in 2012 and I'm sure it will be the same for the new year. Thanks also for highlighting some easy scrap quilts. I love using my leftover and made charm squares for something that looks planned. Have a happy and health 2013.

Donna said...

What a great year for you both in stash busting and finishes! So inspiring...

Beth said...

WOW You had a great year. This was my first year participating. I will do it again next year.

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness....your 2012 stashbusting numbers and finished projects are very impressive! If I can go without purchasing anything for a year, so can you! Thanks for posting on my blog.

Kathaleeny said...

Love the 12 Quilts blog. I still have one italian alphabet panel that you sent to me. Would send it to her if I could find a contact. I sent some blocks to Margaret's Hope Chest after you posted about that a few months ago. You are an inspiration.

Deanna said...

I love the scrappy star pattern. Yes, I will be making one of those! Your quilt rack looks so very happy to have a home and lots of quilts to love. Nearly 500 yards--AMAZING! I don't think I own that much fabric, let alone use it.

Lori said...

Can you tell me about the scrappy star pattern? It looks like you used squares and did stitch and flip on the corners?? Got a chuckle from the repeating 2013 goals.