The last two things I finished in December were a hat for my brother and a dyed quilt back. This quilt back is for my Red Sunset quilt. I hope to get it loaded for quilting soon. I delivered my hat to my brother Saturday and it seemed to fit well.
Most of December was all about Christmas. I made 81 Christmas postcards and dyed 10 beach towels for gifts. I enjoyed doing all of them.
For my own projects, I finished 3 veterans quilts.
The rest of my accomplishments included quilting a quilt for a friend, quilting 7 veterans quilts, 2 crochet shawls for donation and 4 birthday postcards.
Here are my stats for all of 2032 and I keep a summary page here for everything I made in 2023.
Quilts - 2
Veterans quilts made - 15
Donation lap quilts - 12
Veterans quilts quilted - 41
Fabric Postcards - 105
Pet Beds - 7
Quilted for others - 7
Crochet blankets - 9
Crochet shawls - 2
Crochet/loom knit hats and scarves - 40
Doll outfits - 2
Placemats and Table Runners - 25
Dyed shirts and towels - 18
Other Donated items - 74
Garments (sewn and cochet) - 1
Balls of yarn used or gifted - 89
Other items - 5
As far as the futile attempt to reduce the amount of stuff in my stash, I used or gave away 89 balls of yarn. I did buy some yard but not even half this much. I used 10 spools/cones of thread and I gave away another 7 cones to people quilting donation quilts. I think the only thread I bought this year was 2 spools for my Christmas postcards.
As far as 2024, I don't have any specific goals except to keep making stuff. I do have a few UFO quilts that I'd like to get done or dealt with:
Blue Bowtie quilt
Vintage Flower applique on white - needs quilting
Red Sunset - needs quilting
And then I have 2 true UFO projects that I should decide what to do with:
Loony Moony - started June 2018
Flora's Stars (8 quilts, 1 project)
But just for January I want to:
- finish a set of surgery drain bags for donation
- make some donation pet beds
- load the Red Sunset quilt and start quilting
- put the blue bowtie top together
- placemats for a brother and nephew
- finish my crochet sweater
- finish Win's crochet blanket
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.