Tuesday, January 04, 2011

December Quilting Accomplishments

December was a fairly productive month, even though I spent one week visiting at the hospital and the last week not doing much of anything. My goals for the month included:
Baby Bag - Bought instead of made, couldn't find fabric I liked.
BOM Setting Blocks - No progress, no motivation!
Quilt OBW - Done - including the binding. It's amazing how much hand stitched binding can be done in an ER room for 7+ hours!

Quilt Sewing Themed Quilt aka my hospital quilt - DONE! So excited to get to use it, but baby is just not ready to make her appearance yet.
In addition to my goals I also accomplished several other smaller projects:

Quilted Christmas throw for Karen's holiday party. Love how the metallic thread on it turned out.
Finished the quilting and binding on Aunt Vi's second Double Knit quilt. Hate quilting DK - it stretches all over the place!
Made a Christmas Margo out of Figgy Pudding. It really doesn't look all that Christmasy which I love about it.

Made 4 Java Cash and Carry wallets for my co-worker friends.
Made 10 coasters from the 2 charm packs Sew Cindy sent me for her giveaway. Gave them to my 10 co-workers in the registrar's office.
Finished sewing all the hexi's together into a Valentine's table runner while spending evenings at the hospital with mom. I am now in the process of appliquing it by hand to the background.
Finished an iron holder for a sample of travel totes for Groovy Girls.
Made the Large bag for a Groovy Girls sample.
On New Year's Eve we were snowed in with a blizzard, so I made the backing and loaded Aunt Vi's third and last quilt on the frame. I was able to get 3 rows done before calling it a night. It's a huge quilt! I did quilt a bit more on it last night, so hopefully if I do a little every night I'll have it done by this weekend.
All in all I had 80 hours for December. A lot of those hours were hand sewing! I have my next Hexi project cut out and ready to work on, since I forsee lots more waiting in Drs. offices this year.
I'm working on a re-cap of 2010, but there's a lot so it will have to wait for another time.
My January Goals include:
Finish Laminated Travel bag
Quilt Vi's last DK quilt
Snowflake Table Topper
Have Baby!


Sara said...

Absolutely LOVE the Christmasy quilt. The fabrics are beautiful and the design is simple enough that the fabric is the star.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Love that future goal "have baby"! Hope you're feeling great! Oh man! You're gonna be a Mom soooooo soon!