Thursday, December 29, 2016

Review of 2016 Accomplishments

Over at A Quilting Life Sherry wrote about 5 Tips for Setting Quilting Goals.  Take a few minutes to pop over and read her suggestions.  I found them well worth the time.  dum, dum, dum dum, dum, dum, dum.... ok are you back now?  Wasn't that a worthwhile few minutes?  I already keep a list of my in-works projects except I call it my UFO list.  I've been slowly whittling it away over the last few years.  I was so excited that I hadn't started too many projects and had finished 6 UFOs with the possibility still of finishing a 6th one.  Alas, I forgot to add two three projects I have started this year but haven't finished.  Here they are: 
This is going to be donated to TAPS.  It is sewn together except for about 4 short rows on the bottom left.  I think I have a wide back that I can use this so it should be a quick and easy finish.  
This one is waiting for quilting.  Hum, don't remember if I have a backing for it but I do have the binding fabric.  Again, probably a pretty quick finish. 
This is a leader/ender project that I've been adding to slowly.  It, too, will be a TAPS quilt.  But it has a long way to go.  

So my UFO list has 51 items on it.  Three are new this year.  Last year there were 54 projects listed.  I finished 6 items but added 3.  I've been looking over the UFOs listed and the actual projects recently and realize a few of them I really won't do anything with.  At some point I'll take them off the list.  

Now on to my finishes this year.  Honestly,  I didn't think I'd done much this year but when I include quilts, knitting and embroidery -- I really did quite a bit. 

FCQ Project Linus Quilt "Bricks"
FCQ Project Linus Quilt 2 "Leftovers"
Star Block Mini Quilt  in peaches and green
Red White and Blue Mystery Table Runner 
Mystery for Relay #12 in olive green, magenta and beige 
Pink, purple and white baby quilt
Dog quilt for MAESSR
Basket Quilt from Brown Bag Challeng
Girl Happy Quilt 
Lotto block Quilt 
Water Lily "art" quilt from class
Online Friends small quilt 
Shadow Box Mini Quilt Challenge -- Halloween 
Fox Quilt for Theo with Jenny Lang

4 Log cabin Santa ornaments 
1 Pillowcase

2 fleece hats made and embroidered
Big Sister shirt for Ellie
3 Halloween Shirts for the grands
4 onesies for Theo
3 Christmas/Winter shirts for the girls 

Knit scarf for Jenny
1 pair of socks for me
3 knit beanies for the girls 
QUILT for customer
Finished and quilted antique pink and green quilt 

That's enough tooting my own horn today.  I'll be back before the end of the year with my goals for 2016 and my OMG finish (or possibly not finish) sometime soon.  

I'm linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie  


  1. Congratulations on a productive quilting (and needlearts) year!

  2. Well done! Is it fun to see how much you accomplished in 2016. I've made a dent in my yarn and fabric stashes and only have a few acquisitions. It was a good year.

  3. So many wonderful finishes in your year, you should be proud. Happy new year!

  4. You did have a really productive year! Good luck with 2017. I worked on my goals for next year this afternoon. I'm letting them percolate a bit before I commit them to a post.

  5. Well done - that's a lot of work. I love the flying geese and flowers patchwork. Happy New Year.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing my post! Happy New Year!

  7. It is nice to see everything listed like this. Your embroidered projects are adorable. Lucky grandkids. :)


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