Wandaful Quilts

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!! recap Dec......recap 2014........

December recap:

I finished 2 quilts; the one on the left was started in 2010 and the one on the right started in the last few months.



I finished 6 quilt tops, all just needing borders.  The one on the top left was started over 15 years ago, 2 were made this fall, the other 3 from 3-4 years ago.

I also completed 2 dishcloths reaching my goal of an average of 4 each month or 48 yearly total.  My most productive month for them was April when I knitted 10.


 2014 recap:  I finished 22 quilts.  Fourteen were started and finished in 2014.  The oldest was from about 15 years ago, the rest from the last 4 years.  
This photo is 18 of the quilt tops that I made in 2014 and 6 from previous years that I finished by sewing on borders.  That means that I made 32 new quilt tops in 2014 counting the 14 that I quilted and finished. 
This photo shows monthly dishcloth finishes.  I only got one finished in two of the months.  I have 14 left after gifting, selling and donating the rest.

I still have close to 50 quilt tops waiting to be quilted, 18 of them new from 2014.  If I could keep myself from starting anything new (ha ha!!!) and quilted 2 a week I would have them all done by June 30.  Is that a goal?  No!  I need some fun in my life, and finishing, well......that's not at the top of my fun list.

Happy New Year everyone!!  Be kind to yourself.  Have fun.  Stay healthy.

30 comments:

Tilkunviilaaja said...

Happy New Year to you! Thank you for blogging and congratulations on finishing and starting so many fabulous, colourful quilts!

Chris said...

Wow what a year! Best wishes to you for 2015 Wanda!

quiltmusings said...

What an amazing collection of brilliantly colored quilts. You have certainly had a very productive year. I look forward to seeing more of your quilts in 2015.

cottonreel said...

Lovely selection.
At present around my feet I have a cardigan to finish as a set of three for three sisters who are my great grandchildren, 2 yr, old twins and their 6 yr old sister .
Buttons to sew on 3 matinee coats , 2 of them are charity , the other one for a friend.
A crochet blanket which will be an ongoing project
A double bed size quilt almost finished quilting for my grand daughter
Aout 5 t0ps waiting completion
WHEW

Debbie said...

Prolific and full of color as always. Once again I have a hard time picking a favorite....there are so many i like. You are a one woman quilt show like no other I have ever seen! Thanks for an inspiring year.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Sincerely, you are such an inspiration to me to keep going and sewing. I have a lot of tops waiting for quilting. I need a long arm, but don't live near dealers to try them out. I love your work and your presentation and your words. I look forward everday to your posts. Thank you so much!!

Beth said...

YaY!!! and Lovely!

Hedy Hahn said...

Thank you for giving me a quilt show while I am wearing my nightgown and robe. Even husband said "Wow, what beautiful quilts". You inspire me each day. My dish cloths sure don't look like yours, but I am learning with your pattern. Thank you for taking the time each day to blog about your quilting, we love it.

LynneP said...

Thanks for sharing all your quilts and knowledge. I enjoy getting up each morning and checking in on your blog to see what's going on. Happy New Year to you!

Nancy said...

Wonderful accomplishments for 2014. Best to you in 2015 for more! All that beautiful color... it's downright exuberant!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I knew there would be a lot but this is way more than I remember! you are so talented and busy, and creative - wishing you a Happy New Year.

Sheila said...

I thoroughly enjoy your end of month and end of year recaps. Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL! I look forward to seeing them all together as well as all your wonderfully knitted dishcloths. Thank you so much for blogging, sharing pictures of your colorful art. Your talent, pictures and posts inspire.

Synthia said...

You are amazingly productive and your quilts are masterpieces....every one. You GO, Girl!!!!!

donaleen said...

Happy New Year, Wanda. Keep on truckin'!

Linda E in AZ said...

Best wishes for a healthy and busy 2015!

Needled Mom said...

What would life be like if we couldn't start new projects? You had a wonderful year. Happy New Year.

Pat said...

I would say that you accomplished a whole lot in 2014. I, too start a bunch of projects at a time as I get bored doing the same thing. But I could never keep up with you. This year I hope to make a few dolls instead of all quilts. Now onto 2015 and sew, sew, sew. Happy New Year!!!!

Sharon said...

So many pieces I couldn't even pick my favorite one. What a fabulous year you have had. Stay healthy and keep on stitching! Happy New Year to you

JJM said...

Love your post today ! An awesome display of creative designs like non other. You truly lived up to your "EXUBERANT COLOR !" Each and every quilt deserves applause.

JJM

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Happy New Year Wanda and I love seeing all your quilts and projects! I'm like you.......always wanting to start that next quilt!

Bonnie H said...

Simply beautiful quilts, Wanda !! Happy Quilting New Year !!

claire witherspoon said...

Great finishes! They are all great! And all those wash cloths! How do you do it? I hold on to old tops too. And every once in awhile I get the urge to finish one. It is very satisfying! Happy New Year!

Mystic Quilter said...

Happy New Year to you and I take my hat off to you for all these amazing finishes over 2014 - quite unbelievable! I love seeing your pics of all quilts together, must work out how to create these montages.

Muddling Through said...

Wanda, you are a continual encouragement to me! Thank you for all you share with us, and most of all - thank you for being my friend. Happy New Year! <3

Purple Pam said...

WOW! You have been VERY busy this year. I like your dish cloth pattern. I made a few of those this year also. Seeing all your quilts finished and tops completed makes me want to get busy and sew, sew, sew. Thank you for your recap of 2014. Let us hope that 2015 is as productive. Happy New Year.

Leslie said...

The quilts are truly beautiful, and I'm glad you continue to share your gifts with us. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Elsie Montgomery said...

You do know how to keep busy! Happy New Year and glad you also have a 'fun list'!!

Sally said...

My favorite is the pickle dish design, love those colours, so cozy!

judith lockhart said...

It is interesting to see all your quilts from last year and also those from the past that you are finishing. They are all just beautiful and I agree that starting the new projects is more exciting than finishing - lol!

Charlotta said...

I just love your composite year end photo. It's quite amazing. There are so, so many of the quilts you've finished that I just love.
Though I, personally, have a hard time leaving projects unfinished for very long, I very much support the idea that you should do what is fun and what you like. And I love to learn about and see all the new tops and projects you start and make - regardless of whether you ever actually get the tops quilted! That's totally up to you!