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Monday, January 1, 2018

Ending 2017

Quite a year for me. I'm pretty pleased with all I got done in the studios considering I had minimum use of my left arm for 5 months. I finished the top shown below New Years Eve day at Studio 3 while Sue basted a quilt. I have another pile of blocks I could have joined but it doesn't interest me much. I made those about 15 years ago. This one is too big for my flannel wall, so I spread it on the bedroom floor at Studio 3. I won't be able to get a full-on shot of it.


I've not tallied all I've done often and I think I track things a little differently than others. For instance I don't track how much fabric I buy in a given year though In the past I'd track how much I spent.  And if I say the fabric is out of my stash I mean not only that the quilt is finished but it is out of the house as well.  I haven't got a clue how much went in or out. But what I do know is I quilted 13 quilts and pieced 8 tops. 4 quilts were donated to a future home for unwed mothers. And a little more work was done on a number of pieces that I didn't start or finish this year.   I didn't do much to help the ladies at church with their comfort quilts this year though I was at most of the meetings. I still helped with coordinating their efforts.                       And my quilters at Studio 3 surprised me with their enthusiasm for my little pine tree quilt. Several of them made 2 or more and several of them were bed sized. Most of us stopped making sampler blocks and worked on other random projects besides the trees. The Friday group also made a Sunshine and Shadow quilt. I like how relaxed the groups are, coming and going as it suits them. Just as retirement should be. I taught them well as I hear them chorus to "Do what you want" when another asks what she ought to do with her collection of whatever block she's made a pile of. 

During the last few weeks of the year I spent some time cutting out a few more quilts. I do like to have a few cut out kits on hand. I am excited about them so they may not remain a kit for long. That means I better plan another one or two soon and get them cut.
Not only is it New Years Day but it's Monday. I 'm going to check out some Linky Parties including

9 comments:

Lori said...

Yes, do what you feel like! Quilting is supposed to be fun. Not a job.

I like this quilt!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I really like this quilt top. I don't think I have seen that pattern before. Congratulations on the finish and thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Vicki in MN said...

So pretty-are these blocks in your 30 Something book?

Kat Scribner said...

Yes, this is a real beauty!

Sandi1100 said...

Beautiful top! Thanks for sharing as I really miss the photos on Stashbusters.

cityquilter grace said...

very pretty....and however it's counted, when it's used that is good!

Sharon Sauser said...

Gayle, this is beautiful. I look forward to you blogging more and sharing your pretty quilts like you did a few years ago.

Gayle Bong said...

Thank you ladies. No Vicki and Marianne. This is not a Thirtysomething Quilt. I used the Tri-Recs ruler set.

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