Thursday, January 01, 2009
quilts of 2008
2008 was a big quilting year for me. I finished 34 quilts.
My goals for last year were:
1. Make more charity quilts.
I donated 6 quilts to the Linus Connection yesterday. I also donated two for silent auctions earlier in the year-one for a family in crisis and one to my church.
2. I have a few friends that I have known for a long, long time that don't have an Amanda-made quilt, so that needs to be remedied.
One went to Linda.
And one to Nancy. (those were the two i was hoping to cover last year.)
3. Finish the 4 quilts that I currently have in progress.
I think I did.
4. Make more quilts with triangles in them.
I made 4.
5. Make another 2 color quilt.
I was pretty close with this quilt.
6. Beyond that, I just plan to do more of the same quilting that I have been doing...scrap quilts, improvisational piecing and pretty much quilting like crazy. And working on my list.
Yes, I can safely say that I DID quilt like crazy. And it was great.
Now, looking ahead to 2009...
I hope to make my in-laws quilts this year. Only my MIL has a quilt made by me. I think the rest of the family could use some quilts, too!
I would like to donate at least two quilts to Quilts of Valor, which is an organization that gives quilts to wounded soldiers. I found out about this program through one of my local quilt shops. What a great cause to quilt for!
I need to start making more quilts that fit beds and make fewer lap quilts. Last time I counted, I have 20 lap quilts in my house. That's a great plenty. I want to make more quilts for our beds so I can change them out with the seasons...but I'll start with changing them out twice a year. I have such a hard time committing to a color scheme and design for bed quilts, though.
And I hate to say this, but I really, really need to slow down. My arms hurt. I have been in a lot of pain due to my obsessive quilting. It scares me. I'm only 33, and I really, really don't want to have to give up this hobby of mine.
I don't really want to end this post on a down note...I am excited for the year ahead. I have given myself some time off over the holiday and am anxious to start all kinds of new quilts. I have a feeling this will be a big year for me...I'm looking forward to good things.
Happy New Year, friends.