Wandaful Quilts

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Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 - starts and finishes.............



This first collage is the finished quilts of 2016.  I have sold 2 of them and gifted 2 of them.  6 of them were tops that were completed in 2016 also so they were a fast turn around.  

They are not to scale - they are however Picasa 3 decided to show them.

Here are the remaining 18 quilt tops made in 2016 that didn't get quilted yet.  I sold 3 of them so I only have 15 to finish. Again they are not to scale.  Also the whole photo of each isn't shown so if you want to see any of them closer and complete you need to go to my Label List on the right sidebar and click on Monthly recap.  That way you will see full photos of all of the finished quilts and finished tops from each month.

I ended the year with a total of 40 tops on hangers waiting for quilting.  That is the lowest number I have had in many years.

I finished 4 table toppers/runners.  My friend Donaleen hand quilted the top right piece.  The bottom right was made for a friend with a combination of her fabrics and mine.

Knitting was put by the wayside as I did a lot more gardening (and we had a very long gardening season last year) and a lot more reading novels.  I did finish these 3 dishcloths.

In 2016 I started losing some eyesight from the radiation treatment for my eye tumor back in 2012.  With both eyes working together and glasses I don't notice the loss most of the time. There was some swelling inside the eye so my eye specialist decided I should have shots in my eye to try to reduce swelling and possibly regain some of the eyesight.  That means a few more trips into Chicago every 6 weeks (a little less than 2 hours each way).   I am fortunate to have the top eye specialist in the midwest for my doctor and he is very concerned with saving eyesight.

I hope I can get more organized in 2017.  I hope to get rid of unnecessary things and organize what is left.  Wish me luck, I'm going to need it.

And finally in gratitude, thank you for reading my blog, thank you for leaving comments.  If you are a NO REPLY, thank you for your comments too even though I can't reply to you.  Who would have ever thought that we could be in touch with people all over the world and communicate about things we have in common.

29 comments:

mb-RI said...

Wish you a happy and healthy New Year! And prayers are with you as you continue your eye treatments. And thank you for sharing all of your wonderful creations!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love your blog, Wanda! Reading it is an important part of my day.

Melinda Hirsch said...

So love your blog, Wanda. Prayers of light and healing for your eyes . Please keep us posted as to how you are doing so we can be supportive. After all, you are sooooooo supportive of our quilting :)

Carol said...

I enjoy reading your blog, and your color combinations just pop. My favorite quilts are the circle ones.

Robby H. said...

Your blog is like a nice dose of sunshine for me. Especially welcome on the cold, dark days to be awash in color. Good luck with the eyesight issues!

Mystic Quilter said...

Wanda, your blog was the first one I ever came across - I have followed you ever since and words can't really say how much I enjoy your daily posts - thank you for sharing your quilting life with us all.
You have had another great year for finished quilts and quilt tops, I only wish I had been as prolific with my quilting!
I'm sorry to hear about the eyesight problem, I'm wishing you all the best for your visits to the specialist and the treatment needed.

Becky said...

Thank you for having such a colorful and delightful blog. It is truly a pleasure to read every day.

ES said...

Good luck with your eye situation. You've made such a lot this year, all of its colourful and each one beautiful:) so far this year I've managed to sew a few yoyo's, I'm going to make a wall hanging I think, we'll see how I go!

Sharon said...

What a stellar recap, fantastic. You continued to create new and fresh pieces using your crazy talent and eye for color an scale. I love your blog and hope to read it and be inspired by you for many more years!

Asha said...

Your work is awesome. I LOVE your sense of color ... it's such a bright and happy place to visit daily. Such gorgeous finishes! Hoping that eye of yours heals so you can continue your passions. :) Happy New Year!

judith lockhart said...

Congratulations on so many beautiful quilts and tops! I always enjoy reading your blog and I'm inspired by it. Hope your eyesight can be extended so you can continue to make more gorgeous quilts! Happy New Year!

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

such beautiful quilts and so many - I always know you do a lot but seeing them all together is a treat! so very colorful!! When I had the swelling in the retina this year the doctor talked about the shots and said we would do the eye drops first and if that didn't work the shots would be the next step. I hope the shots work for you and that you will be able to continue all the beautiful work that you do with mainly seeing out of one eye and that the other one gets a little better soon!

Wendy Tuma said...

I don't comment often, Wanda, but I do read your blog each day. You are such an inspiration to me with your lovely, lovely quilts. They are all stunning and colorful. I especially like the watercolor quilts. Thanks for sharing a peek into your daily life. Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

Debbie said...

What an amazing display of the year. I have to amny favorite to just pick one. Instead I send thanks for the day jolt of inspiration and prayers for healing and vision recovery. We all need your vision to push us on:)

Paige said...

What a year, Wanda! Wishing you a 2017 filled with quilting and gardening!

Karen said...

Thank you for posting on a daily basis! Your blog is the first thing I read everyday after my email. Wish you all the best for a healthy, happy new year! Hope your eye treatments are successful! Love your work!

Kerry said...

Wishing you all the best for 2017. I do enjoy seeing your quilts. Hope your trips to the specialist keep your eyesight going for much longer. Happy New Year.

Ptcquilter said...

A very productive year! Congratulations on all you accomplish. I enjoy your blog and find your productivity to be an inspiration. I hope teh eye injections will be very successful. Happy New Year!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

I love your blog, so inspirational, and I've learned so much from your color sense. Best wishes for a successful outcome with your eye treatment.

BJ said...

Every day that I read your blog, I am amazed at what you accomplish, but nothing compares to the impact of the year's review - absolutely stunning, and real inspiration. Thank you, Wanda, for sharing all that you know and do. Have a prolific 2017, and continued good luck with your eye situation.
mtlakequilter at gmail dot com

BJ said...

Every day that I read your blog, I am amazed at what you accomplish, but nothing compares to the impact of the year's review - absolutely stunning, and real inspiration. Thank you, Wanda, for sharing all that you know and do. Have a prolific 2017, and continued good luck with your eye situation.
mtlakequilter at gmail dot com

Vickie Lewis said...

WOW thats is alot of quilt tops done in one years, plus all the other things you finished. Love love love your work and colors.

Kristin said...

You are so prolific, Wanda! I love all your quilts. Although I don't comment very often, I always enjoy reading your blog everyday and seeing what new projects you have in the works.

I am sorry about your eyes. I hope they get better. There is a woman in my quilt guild who has to regularly get shots in her eyes. I am glad you have a top doctor! I will say a pray for a complete recovery of your eyes.

Hedy Hahn said...

Such beautiful quilts and thank you again for sharing your creativity with us You have such a full life and it's wonderful that you share it with us We both have eye issues and it is a problem but we don't give up. We Illinois girls are strong women.

Susan said...

Dear Wanda,
I get your blog every morning by email on my tablet. I too love everything Kaffe and batik! I just wanted to thank you for brightening my day, every day.
Susan from Bend, Oregon

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I just recently discovered your blog and really enjoy seeing what you are creating and how you use color. I am sorry about your eye problems. I have often thought about how precious our eyes and hands are. I have added you to my prayer list. I was just thinking -- I grew up in Barrington and then lived in Champaign for 52 years. 3 1/2 years ago we moved to AL to be near our oldest daughter. I was wondering where you live.

Mary said...

What a wonderful assortment on 2016 projects! I do hope your doctor is able to help you out. One of the advantages of living close to a city like Chicago is access to good medical support. You are already so organized, I can't see how you will improve.

Alice Turcotte said...

What you have accomplished is amazing. Your blog is the one I consistently read every day. I've learned so much from you. Thank you for blogging. Good luck with the eye doctor and your eyesight. I don't know how you could be more organized. I hope to be half as organized as you. LOL.

Susan said...

Wow! My question is: what do you do with all the quilts you make? do you gift them, charity, store them? I thank you for sharing with us- your blog is one of my favorites!