Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Look Back at 2014

Here is a recap of my projects from 2014:

Zip Pouches and Cover:
1.Two Noodlehead Open Wide Zip Pouches w/ mods for my Mom & Step-Mom.
2. & 4. QAYG Zip Pouches that ended up too small for my iPad. Inspired by Elizabeth Heartman's technique.
3. The pouch that fit my iPad! I adapted Noodlehead's zipper since on my second try the bag was big enough but the zipper was not.
5. & 6. Wash bags for delicates, biking gloves and socks. I made 4 but only photographed 2. These are my own design and they are working out perfectly. Yeah!
7. Wristlet I designed for Son #1's sweetie. (I'll share the details on another post)
8. Travel Art Bags I designed for my niece and nephew. (Also to be shared on a later post)
9. Sewing Machine Cover I designed for my Juki. It has a Mod Mosaic panel using Elizabeth Heartman's tutorial. (Another future share)

Dish Mats, Bag Tubes & Name Tag:
1. - 4. These may look the same but they are 4 Dish Drying Mats of my own design. They have been in use for months and have officially passed the test with flying colors. Two in my kitchen, one with my Sis and one with Son #1 who does not have a dishwasher. I will be sharing a simple tutorial.
5. Two Dish Drying Mats made for Christmas Gifts.
6. Another gifted Dish Drying Mat and a Mug Rug that was my Dirty Santa offering at the Augusta-MQG Christmas gathering.
7. & 8. QAYG Bag Tubes of my own design. Both gifted to young men out on their own.
9. Name Tag.

Quilts and Minis:
1. Emma's Scrappy baby quilt of my own design.
2. Man Quilt.
3. Hunter's Baby Quilt using Cluck Cluck Sew's Plus pattern.
4. Big Box Sale Table Fabric test quilt. Donated.
5. Whole cloth test quilt on my new-to-me Grace frame and Juki set-up. Donated.
6. Wedding Quilt.
7. Super Hero Minis using modified Quiet Play patterns for my grand-nephew's 3rd birthday.
8. Nail Polish Mini for my grand-niece's 5th birthday. I forgot to take a good photo but you all should be able to picture it since the pattern was plastered all over the quilting blogosphere last summer/fall.
9. Sweet Tea Lap Quilt. Gifted to my Dad and Step-Mom for Christmas. I won a collection of 12 FQs from Mad About Patchwork, purchased a kit from Craftsy and pulled some grunge from my stash and made a lap quilt fit for a household with a 6.5 footer. Grandpa is where my Son #2 gets his height. (I'll do a future post about this one)

Well, thats the lions share. There were some orphan blocks I donated, a table runner top, plus some embroidery projects that are slated to become minis someday in the works.

Other notable events:
I moved my sewing space to the dining room.
I was gifted a Grace quilting frame and purchased a slightly used Juki TL2010q.
I refurbished a 1953 Singer.
I joined two quilt guilds. First Pieceful Hearts in January and the the Augusta-MQG this fall. They were established in April and I hate that I missed the first few months.

One great pleasure I had in 2014 was helping my Sis finish a project she started more than 10 years ago. It was to be a quilt for our Grandmother but it was abandoned years ago and our Grandmother has since gone home. My Sis is not a confident sewist. She has more talent than she realizes but she freezes whenever she hits a snag.

We worked with what she had finished since the instructions were long gone and came up with this table topper. This was gifted to our Step-Mom for Christmas as she had a special relationship with our Grandmother who was actually our Mom's mother.

Here is Side B.

This is Side A:

Sis did a great job on her first machine project. She hand pieced a lap quilt for her daughter before she started this project so this is the second quilted project under her belt but I know it will not be the last. Go Sis!

That's it. Next post will be my 2015 Goals.

Thanks for visiting!

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Maybe She Made It's Do Tell Tuesdays
Blossom Heart's Sew Cute Tuesday
Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday
Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday
Sew Fresh Quilt's Let's Bee Social

A Lovely Year of Finishes 2015:
My January Goal is to finish the Basic Gray Aspen Christmas Table Runner I started in November 2014.


  1. I feel so honored to be a part of your ALYOF...thank you so much! And thank you for boosting my confidence.

  2. Wow, you did a lot last year! And everything is so colorful and pretty!

  3. Wow! You blew away the 21 pictures I shared in my blog today of my 2014 finishes! LOL
    Awesome job and they are all just wonderful.

  4. Hi I'm visiting from lets bee social. I'm amazed at how much you got done last year. I love your January goal , good luck with it.

  5. Wow! What a gorgeous line up of finishes from last year! Glad to hear you have your sister now quilting along, too. Your Christmas Table Runner is so pretty. Looking forward to seeing it all quilted up!