2014 Wrap Up

What a year it has been!  So much to ponder from the last 12 months and so much to look forward to in the next 12. I like to take stock each year of what I have accomplished quiltingwise. This is primarily for my own information. It  provides an easy to find record when I want to go back and refresh my memory on a project. I think it is good to set goals in different areas of your life, these are just my crafty/quilting goals.

Please note: The photos in this post are NOT to scale. I have pics of minis that are as large as the pic of the king sized quilt I finished!

 Knitting

I wanted to knit 6 pair of socks this year……Bahahahahaha! I knit part of one sock! All year! I knit a mitten and a half that was supposed to be a Christmas gift, sorry Paul!

Books

My goal for the year was 100 books. ~ I only wrote down 80 titles. I read a few more than that but I missed writing several down.

And on to quilts…..

Service Quilts

I planned to make 6 Quilts of Valor completely on my own and I hoped to quilt 12 for others.

I ended up completing 7 QOVs this year and quilting 8 QOVs that were pieced by others. I didn’t get up the guts to sign up as a longarmer until November!

Her are my QOVs:

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I wanted to quilt 10 tops for Quilts Beyond Borders this year.  I quilted 9 tops for QBB and then came the great flood of 2014. I sent the finished quilts back along with the one unquilted top.

I also quilted two tops for our local comfort quilts group and made two twin size quilts for them. These quilts go to our local women’s shelter.

Small Quilt Talk Group

I continued to enjoy this group and  I finished 10 of the 12 challenges and made all but one of them in vintage fabrics.

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I completed quite a few other small quilts this year as well. Including The Midwinter Blues and Cascadia QALs hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts.

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Here are some other small quilts I made this year:

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I made 4 bed quilts this year. The first is a very large queen size and it was gifted to my parents.

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The next two went to the shelter.

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This is the vintage top I just finished quilting for my very own bed!

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I completed six large lap/nap quilts, not counting the QOVs.

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Quite a few baby quilts (9 or 10, I couldn’t find pictures of all of them).20140223-085237.jpg

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And various other wall quilts.

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Two quilts were quilted for a friend/customer.

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The biggest finish of all for the year was the total renovation of my sewing room after our basement flooded in May. It was more than 6 weeks of hard work but so very worth it! You can see the after pictures here. If you are interested, you can see pictures of my old sewing room here.

A few blog stats

I posted 361 times in 2014.  My most popular post was about my new sewing room (see link above). My most popular tutorial was for my hexie quilt here. I had over 100,000 visitors from 101 countries.

I want to thank everyone that visits and comments. I try hard to respond to all comments but there are times when life just gets too busy. I do read and appreciate each and every one. I enjoy blogging, especially all the lovely people I have met as a result. You are the best!

Time to go compile my list of UFOs so I can set some goals for 2015.

Happy Sewing!

Katy

 

 

 

 

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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11 Responses to 2014 Wrap Up

  1. Sandi says:

    WOW!!! I read you all the time, but seeing it all together is amazing. Great year for you! I have 1 1/2 sock done. :). Hugs,

  2. Kathy h says:

    Wow! I remember many of these quilts that I saw on your blog. But when you put them all together, I am just amazed. Very inspiring for me for this year. Thanks for sharing.

  3. ‘Wow!’ Again! I showed my son your post – he counted over a quilt finish and two books read each week and that’s almost a blog post a day too! Amazing! Your quilts are beautiful and so generous of you to give so many away. Loved seeing your sewing room too. Do you have music playing while you are sewing or do you prefer quiet?

  4. Kathy says:

    Wow! I read all 361 posts this year, but I was taken aback by just how productive you were this year. Wishing you a productive and blessed 2015.

  5. Lois says:

    What a year! Even your sewing room disaster didn’t seem to slow you down. I remember each and every one of these projects, Katy! I really don’t know how you do it all PLUS take the photos and write a blog. May 2015 be another productive year for you.

  6. Lu Ann says:

    Holy Cow! You were busy this year! Your quilts are beautiful. I am going to take your lead and document what I complete in 2015. What a great idea!
    Lu Ann in AZ

  7. Lynn in Madison says:

    Katy, do you run on speed or what? This is an unbelievable list plus all the books you’ve read to top it off. How do you do it and work a job outside the home? You should write advice on organization because your skills are super human. Thanks for sharing; you are an inspiration.

  8. Tlb says:

    I will start with you are amazing! I just love all your quilts from big to small. I have one questions…I tumbler quilt-isn’t that the one you just started a few days ago? I love it! I also love your sewing room. You have a lot of very unique items in there that you have re-purposed and they look great. Okay I fibbed two questions…what do you do with all of your mini quilts? I told myself I was going to make some too,

  9. Anja Clyke says:

    You were productive in 2014. Here’s to 2015.

  10. Oh. My. Goodness!!!! I am just sitting here smiling at each and every one of those beautiful quilts – just gorgeous, each in its own way. You accomplished so much. I especially like all those QOV quilts. God bless you for those! And yes, you are amazing!

  11. Cécile says:

    Oh my….your name is WonderKaty !!
    It’s incredible……no ! It’s just an amazing work !!!
    Bravo !

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