It is sad to say, that the second half of 2016 flew by so fast, I hardly had time to post patterns and tutorials.
From September to this past Wednesday I was super busy running a quilt along which was hosted by Fandom in Stitches. I blogged and posted a LOT on FIS and the Facebook page for Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along, and did not have time for my own site. This will be corrected asap. And should not have happened, but I did learn a lot from this Quilt Along, even though I prepared for it for a year, I was still not prepared. AT ALL!
The good thing is, I DID learn a lot from this experience and will be running BOM and QAL here a lot now and I have LOADS of ideas, which I really hope you will love and join in.
I have a couple of patterns just about ready to be released, look out for these coming out in the next couple of weeks.
What did I finish off this year? Good question.
Micky Mouse Quilt for Nephew
Minnie Mouse Quilt for Niece
Personalized t shirts for Nephew
Teddy Bear Quilt for expecting mum
The Road home row along table runner
Butterfly embroidered pillow slip for mum
BB8 wall hanging
Star Trek Borg Queen Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Patch Forest Frog Wall Hanging
Duck Pond and Fishies baby quilt
Smart Phone Quilt for mom and dad
Summer Camping Quilt top
Bonsai tree wall hanging
The Final Frontier Table Runner
Seat covers for 4 chairs
recovered old lounge suite
loads of pillow slips
Duvet covers/bed linen
I feel like there was more finished items, but I can’t think of what they were.
WOW, I honestly didn’t think I finished so many projects 2016, not bad at all. If I have to say so myself.
Some pictures of finished quilts
So onto my plans for next year.
First, I have seen a lot of other quilters talk about the UFO lists, and let me tell you I was shocked to find out how long my list is. Filled up with half finished quilt alongs and blocks of the months from other quilters.
So I have the restricted myself to only one Quilt Along or BOM for 2017 from another quilter. More about that later.
The UFO list has been whittled down to 12, as I am determined to finish at least 1 UFO per month.
Here is the 2017 UFO list I WILL finish.
(with the year it was started)
Star Trek Quilt – blocks finished, complete the quilt top – 2016
My Favorite Things (Jennifer Ofenstein – Sewhooked) – finish up the blocks and the quilt top – 2016
X- Files quilt along ((Jennifer Ofenstein – Fandom in Stitches) – finished blocks and quilt top – 2016
Sunbonnet Sue Block of the month (Marian Pena – Seams to be Sew) – finish blocks and quilt top – 2016
Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along – Mine – finish blocks and quilt top – 2016
Large Hexie Quilt – Aunt gave to me 2016 – started 1986
Eagle Quilt – Designed – make quilt top – 2016
Dragons Quilt – designed – make quilt top – 2016
Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along 2 – Started designing – need to finish designing and make blocks and finish the quilt top by September 2017
Sampler FMQ – Finish practicing all the lessons – learning to fmq – 2016
Jersey – OK this is not a quilt. But I got an unfinished jersey from my late aunt, and it just needs its last cuff on the sleeve to be able to use it. – 2015
Paper pieced house mug rug – Done, just needs binding – 2015
Alright my friends, that was just the short list. I would like to get more done than that, and will attempt more from the lists below if I get time, as I am busy with a bunch of new patterns to be released. Some free, some for sale.
So the FULL list looks like this
Fandom Quilts UFO list
Dark Art Project of Doom
2nd Smart Phone Quilt
Shopkins Patterns ???? Not sure if I will continue with this
Surprise Star Trek Quilt Along planned for 2018
One Piece Manga Quilt
FQAL Signature block quilt
2017 Vintage quilt from Sewhooked
Autumn Panel wall hanging
Heart is where the home is applique wall hanging
water color trees by the lake wall hanging
velvet wood cabin painting panel
Quilted Christmas Stocking x 2
Quilted Christmas Apron
Herb Embroidery Panel
Embroidered calico flower pattern
Nine patch Table Runner
Fabric painted lavender table setting
Ribbon Embroidered flower panel
B/w Pinwheel / log cabin blocks
Fix granny square knitted heirloom
T shirt quilt
Postage stamp quilt
Summer Sensations camp quilt
Seasons row along
Cute whale quilt
Orange and white geometric quilt pattern
a fresh snow blog hop
Play with me
The Sharks quilt
The Sharks mug rug
Star for Stella
Eye ball quilt
Craftsy class quilt
tiny zipper pouches
Flower pot quilt
3d steps quilt
What a list, and it is way to long.
This is why I have named next year, 2017 Year of the UFO
Have a great new Years and will see everyone next year. I am hopefully posting a new pattern this weekend, it depends on how many visitors we have. If not, first week of January 2017.