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.
I saw this quilt on Alycia's blog and knew I wanted to make one. Friday I made it....
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.
2 - make one quilt for Ronald McDonald's House each month
3 - finish one already started quilt each month
4 - if I complete the above 3 goals each month I can start one new quilt