Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Look Back at 2013

In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal. 

2013 Finishes

The year is drawing to a close so it is a good time to take a look at what has happened in my little corner of the quilting world.  I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to but then I seldom do.  I always make plans to do more but time runs much faster than I do it seems.  That's OK.  As long as I keep getting some things done on the 'to do' list I am making progress in the right direction.

So what have I done this year?  The first thing I had to do was to get over a knee injury.  It has been a joy to walk around without pain and without a cane!  I have an occasional twinge but I can live with that.  Many days I do not have any pain and that is something to really be grateful for!

What have I finished in the studio this year?  These are all projects that I have shared info about on the blog so if you want to know more about them just do a little more reading.

I'm a little biased Wall Quilt

A Small Wall Quilt with Faux Binding
A Bunny Crib QuiltOne of my oldest UFOs.
A Poodle Print Flannel Crib Quilt

A Panel Crib Quilt
Tweety Bird Crib Quilt
The Sunny Side Bed Quilt

Bed Sized Mystery Quilt

Hexagonal Tree Skirt
Christmas Table Runner
Halloween Wall Quilt

Christmas Tumbler Top
Blue and Orange Plaid Tumbler Top

Baseball Strippy #1 Top

Baseball Strippy #2 Top
Take 5 Purple Top


3 Owl Pincushions

NICU Blanket
Fake Fur Pillows
Tapestry Table Runner

Tapestry Pillow

Last but by no means least was this BIG project!

I put together my new INNOVA

I also quilted a few bed sized and lap quilts for other people on my new Innova.  Not sharing pictures of those because I don't have permission.  You can see a glimpse or two sometimes of a back on the blog posts.  Mostly I'm just trying to record my projects here.

I also made 99 posts on this blog and have topped 600 followers.  Thank you so much for your support!  I really enjoy reading all your comments and emails.  It's great getting to know other quilters around the world!

Seven of the projects were UFOs.  All the rest were started within a few months of being finished.  That's an accomplishment in itself since I have so many multi-year projects hanging around in the studio.  The other interesting thing about ALL these projects is that they were made from my stash with the exception of the plaid tumblers top, the NICU blanket and one print in the baseball tops and one in the Take 5 top which were from the Charity quilt group's stash.

No, I can't see much of a dent in my stash yet but I do have a little space where the 20 inch pillow forms were.  LOL  

I'm looking forward to being even more productive in the New Year!  I hope you will be too!

Linking with: Let's Bee Social


  1. Mighty fine machine. Love your long arm. I too made owl pincushions last year. They are so cute.

  2. Great projects! Love your Innova, I'm still waiting but will have one soon. I haven't blogged in months. I am inspired by your projects.

  3. Happy New Year, Patricia! Glad to hear your knee is on the mend and you are not in much pain! That is wonderful! Love all the wonderful projects you shared, especially the Hexagonal Tree Skirt and those sweet owl pincushions. Looking forward to seeing what inspiring creations you will be sharing in the coming months!

  4. Your projects are all terrific. I hear lots of wonderful things about the Innova. I have an Ansley 26 I love machine quilting.

  5. Wow, you have gotten a lot accomplished! I absolutely love the Tweety Bird quilt!

  6. Wow, you sure got a lot done in 2013!! Those owl pincushions are adorable! Visiting from Sew Fresh Quilts! Happy New Year!

  7. visiting from lets bee social
    Lots of great finishes! Happy New Year

  8. That's an impressive list of projects Patricia! Look forward to seeing what you do in 2014


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