2014 was my third year of rediscovering sewing, in particular learning how to quilt. As much as I love to quilt, it is just one of the activities that keeps me busy. 2014 was a wonderful year of travel, family and friend visits, projects around the house and (not so wonderful) wrist issues that all added to the decline in the number of quilt finishes.
And I am perfectly OK with that! I also had a few smaller finishes this year that are always fun to yield accomplishments between quilts.
In 2014 the quilting related items on my Annual Goals where I made some progress include:
- Joined a quilt guild (Boston Modern Quilt Guild)
- Bought as little fabric as possible
- Made a reduction in the quilting queue (started at 6 now down to 4...and not all the same ones!)
- Continued to practice and improve free motion quilting skills
- Learned new techniques (machine appliqué, paper piecing precision, table basting)
- Jumped into Instagram (and doing less with Flickr oddly enough)
- Donated two quilts and several blocks, quilted two charity quilts
Not the stuff of quilting rock stars but a good year for me. Here is a little collage of some of the FMQ'ing fun I had in 2014.
Life is good in all the areas that are really important. Quilting progress is frosting on the cake.
Thank you all my quilting friends for your support and inspiration! Happy 2015!
PS Thank you Chelsea for the technical assistance with creating collages!