Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2007 in review



2007 has been a good quilting year for me. :)

I had a few quilt goals for 2007...

1. Make no quilts containing just plain squares.

I made this quilt, so I didn't make this goal. Considering I have had the fabric for 5 years, I was just happy to complete it.

2. Make a 2 color quilt.


3. Make a quilt with squares on point.


4. Finish 12 quilts.

My total was 17. That doesn't count doll quilts.

5. Do more improvisational piecing.

I made 8. A great plenty.

6. Use new patterns.

yep.

7. Make a sampler quilt.

I started one for the quilt a long.

8. Complete at least one scrap quilt.

I made 4.

2 of them were completely scraps, no extras.

2 were scraps with borders or stash added.

Out of 17 quilts completed, I gave 9 away.

All in all, I think I did pretty well with my goals.


Now, looking ahead...


I made some quilt goals for 2008.

Make more charity quilts.

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.

Finish the 4 quilts that I currently have in progress.

Make more quilts with triangles in them.

Make another 2 color quilt.

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.

Happy New Year!

32 comments:

Danetta said...

I hope after seeing all of your accomplishments that I will be able to FINISH one quilt this year. You have been inspiring me for a couple of months and now it is time to get started. You do beautiful work.

Mystele said...

Ok...how exactly do we get added to your friends who need an Amanda quilt list? *-* Seriously...you rock!

Sarah and Jack said...

You seem to get so much quilting accomplished that there can be no doubt (in my mind, at least) about your passion for it. I look forward to seeing the fruits of your labor in 2008.

Heidijayhawk said...

that is an amazing list and an even more fruitful year! way to go!

Carol said...

What a wonderful list of accomplishments...I'm looking forward to your 2008 quilts...Happy New Year filled with good health and much happiness.

house on hill road said...

you go girl! wow!

Amy Jo said...

great accomplishments.....great list for 2008! Can't wait to watch the progress!

LeeAnn said...

I am tired just looking at all those quilts! They are all so beautiful! Great job!

Sheryl-lyn said...

Outrageous work! As a quilter myself, I am amazed at your quilts and your goals. Some of yours are the same as mine. I rarely get to the quilting part though! Looking forward to seeing what you cook up this year.

Louise said...

You are a quilting legend!! Well done and I love the huge list - fantastic - mine are still floating around in my head. I wish you a very happy year of quilting and look forward to seeing all those lovely creations!

Mama Urchin said...

17 quilts, that's amazing.

HobbyMommy said...

Great job! Thanks for your gift of inspiration. Happy new year!

Linda said...

You have done an amazing amount of work this year! You should be very proud of your accomplishments! I haven't counted up my projects for the year, but most of mine aren't as time consuming as your quilts are. Each and every one of them is absolutely gorgeous!

Beth said...

Your list has inspired me to buy a blank journal to keep track of things I'd like to do. One of my goals is to quilt one of my quilt tops. They're all lap size quilt tops, so it shouldn't be too hard, right? :)

Jada2929 said...

Great eye candy! Can't wait to see what 08 brings!

Roxanne said...

The quilts all look so amazing all together. What a year! I love how you spell out your goals for yourself. And it looks like an excellent plan for 2008.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a wonderful collection of quilts, you have done a fantastic job.....

May Britt said...

Happy new year. I can see my quilt in your photos. And just to let you know I love it. It's always laying on my sofa and are very often used :)

de vliegende koe said...

Happy New Year Amandajean to you all! I love to see all your quilts. WOW! I understand your blogname better now. I thought you were a crazy mom, but you are a crazy quilter!

Gandksmom said...

Shelli pointed me your way! I am so excited to find other quilt bloggers! I am going to start a quilt/sewing/children's clothing blog also, but have been looking for other quilters to talk with and learn from!
Wendy

Anina said...

So 2007 was quite productive? :-)
I just had a charity quilt moment this morning too. How many more can I stack in the closet anyway?

Oiyi said...

Happy New Year! Your quilts are all spectacular!

Chris Worthy said...

Such beautiful work!!!

Joanna said...

Love seeing all your work together like that--everything is so gorgeous. Happy New Year!

Kris said...

You were so productive in 2007! Amazing!!! I LOVE the red and green quilt you finished near the end of the year. You said the fabric selection was quite difficult - but I think the colours are perfect. I have just made a list of goals for clothes sewing for 2008, but baulked at quilting goals. Now I'm inspired! Thank you!!!

Clair said...

I like seeing all the little quilt pictures...good graphic design.

driftwood said...

what amazing goals, my first goal is to try and catch up on the quilt along!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Congratulations on an amazing list of accomplishments!

Melissa said...

Love the pic of all your quilts together -- so colorful.

Lisa said...

I love all these beautiful quilts. Each one is as pretty as the last.

Also, I'd love for you to e-mail me when you get a chance about how you created this wonderful photo mosiac. I'd like to do something like this with some of my photos but have never been able to figure it out.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

Chara Michele said...

Looking forward to following your progress this year on "the list" and your new goals:)

sulu-design said...

So impressive, so inspiring. I love that you outdid your own goals - that's so Amandajean.
And I'm looking forward to 2008's projects. It's great that you're pushing yourself to work on new pieces and patterns.