Thursday, December 30, 2010

Inventory of the Year - 2010

For Paula's Challenge we had to chose our favorite wallhanging and/or quilt for the year. That wasn't really hard as my most challenging piece is my favorite. This bird wallhanging from SilverLinings began with my very limited paperpiecing skills and my skills grew with each block. I handquilted with smoky monofilament thread around the birds and machine quilted the outer block. I set it "windowpane" style to resemble a photo gallery. It is 44" wide x 42" high

And I managed to inventory all my flimsies for 3 different UFO Challenge Lists. This is the list is for Judy's - Patchwork Times.
1. Scrappy Noah's Ark. These blocks were assembled using the partial seam around the center blocks, which was a challenge as the center was small and the piecing around was so large. Instead of a panel center, I used scraps from a pre-printed vest and fused them. It needs the fusing to be stitched down and then quilted and bound.
2. Scribbles - this quilt was made by just dumping the old scrap bin and letting my grandson pick a scrap and they were added bit by bit until the floor was clean. It needs to be quilted and bound. I think a cuddly flannel needs to be used for the back. This will go into the tote for future charity quilts.
3. Scrap Crackers - This quilt was originally made for the blocks to be used as a signature quilt. Then the person changed their mind. A border will be added, quilted and bound. This quilt will be added to the charity quilts tote.
4. Scrappy Green Roman Stripe - Since this has a lot of geranium print fabric and leaf print fabrics, I will use this as a Christmas gift for my one sister who has a "green thumb". And her livingroom is whites, off-whites and greens, so I think she will give it a good home. It needs 2 borders (already cut and stored with it-potted geraniums) and then quilted and bound.
5. Patriotic Tabletopper - This was a free pattern on Connecting Threads. I don't have a lot of patriotic fabric and this was probably donated to me. So I will quilt and bind to save for the Hospital Auxillary Benefit sale.
6. Sulky International 2004 BOM - This is the second wallhanging I've done from this pattern. The first I did as a Christmas Village to keep as a new tradition to complete embellishments with my grandson. This is done as a "country" village. It needs some embellishing, a final border, quilted, and bound. It will be saved for the community Library fund raiser.
7. FQ Sampler - I believe this was a BOM on the Florida Quilter Quild website 3 yrs ago? This was my first fat quarter bundle given me and I used it on this quilt. It needs quilting (longarmer) and bound. It will be put in my Christmas box as a future gift for someone.
8. Pinwheel Tabletopper - this has to be a couple of years old - when my daughter and her friends came for a sew-a-thon and we played with my leftover HSTs. It needs to be quilted and bound. It will go in the charity tote for any future fund raiser.
9. Daisy Do - Designed by Jenny Elafantz as a mini BOM. It needs handquilting and I haven't found the right buttons and beads yet to complete the embellishing. This will go in the Christmas gift box.
10. Star Sampler - I wish I could remember which quilt guild site I got this from as a BOM. The blocks were designed so you had a semi-framing of each - how different for me - a learning technique for sashing. It needs a border, quilting, and binding. This will go in the Christmas gift box.
11. Cob Web Quilt - My first Bonnie Hunter quilt. Oh, it really needs a good pressing as it was on the very BOTTOM of the pile. I think it needs a skinny border as the edges are a little ruffled. Then quilted and bound. This will be added to the charity quilt tote.
12. Country Row Quilt - This is a Debbie Mumm pattern and I think maybe 3 yrs ago - yikes. But it introduced me to row quilts, which I love to do. It needs a thin black border to frame it, quilted (long arm), and bound. This will go into the Christmas gift box.

Completing this list will help in filling the charity tote (I love to support our community) and I will have a few Christmas gifts finished.
Sewingly Yours,


Sue Daurio said...

Well 2010 was quite the year for you and your quilts!! The birds are just amazing, I see why that is your favorite. I love the houses and the row quilt as well. Thanks for sharing!! Beautiful!! Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2011. Happy New Year!!

Quiet Quilter said...

So, you have all those to finish? It would take me all year and then some...without any new ones to add to the pile....

Other than my very few tops that need to be sandwiched,my inventory would consist of piles of uncut fabric with patterns attached. There aren't enough bytes on my computer to hold all of them. Hence my moratorium on fabric buying this year.

Paula said...

Your bird quilt is just amazing, so many little pieces to be sewn. Wow, you are very talented and have lots of patience when it comes to sewing.

Thank you for entering in my sewing challenge at Paula's Sewing Challenges.

Deb said...

Wow, you have some beautiful quilts. Loved the idea of the grandson helping with the scrappy one. That makes for good memories.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Wow - lots of great projects. I'm rooting for you - and looking forward to seeing all your finishes!

Barb said...

Love your inventory for the year!

Unknown said...

Beautiful quilts! I love your birds that are paper pieced, was it hard? I have always wanted to try paper piecing but have never taken the plunge. :)

Michelle said...

WOW! I love your work... epecially 'window pane'. I look forward to seeing what you do in 2011!!!

Kate said...

Lots of pretty samplers that year.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

An inspiring list Sharon. (I just added: row quilts to my Tuesday ARchives theme list) I think my favorite has to be the idea of your scribbles quilt....that will be on the back burner for when our little guy is old enough to stay at Grammy and Papa' a fun project together! :)

Vivian said...

I know we're here for the samplers but I also enjoyed seeing your Sulky Houses, Scribbles (kudos to your design partner!) and Cobweb quilt too! 2010 was definitely your year!