Thursday, February 11, 2016

2015 Recap

I know it is a bit late - oh my gravy!! It's February 11th!!!! But I have been missing my blogging buddies, so have purposed to reconnect. I asked for an iPad for Christmas, and my children blessed me! One of my main desires, was to be able to take photos with the iPad and post directly without having to upload photos from my camera to the desktop. But alas, a big learning curve to master a blog post. I must confess, though, I have been doing other things on the computer, so have not been on blogger much. But here goes!

I have a veeeeerrrrryyyyy llooonnnnnngggggg list of quilts that I want to make - okay now, tell the truth, you do too!!!!! LOL!!!!! So, for 2015' I purposed to piece " a block a day for the year". 365 blocks goes a long way toward making a quilt or two, thus, making some quilts on my list. Now we all know that you don't make it to the sewing room every day, but some days you get in an hour or two, right?! So technically, I didn't piece every day, but I did stitch up 524 blocks in 2015! 

Some of the blocks have been assembled, quilted and gifted, but here is a sampling of what I have in various stages of completion.

Time Warp Stars - you know me and star blocks! There are more than 100 I this stack and I have a few more to complete.

This is a stack of chunky churn dash blocks that are from 30's repro fabrics that were gifted to me from my oldest daughter. She thinks she will inherit the quilt some day!!! LOL ( she will!!!).

This stack is scrappy nine patches. An elderly friend passed away this past year and her daughter gifted two shoe boxes of scraps to me. Alice had already assembled a couple of nine patch blocks and had several 2 1/2 inch squares cut, so to honor here, I made up the rest into the same. There are 72 blocks and I only had to add a square or two to finish.

This quilt is a queen size and is about 1/4 quilted. I made these Colorado blocks from a collection of Judie Rothermel's in tans and blues. For some reason they remind me of my dad who passed away 25 years ago. He would have loved this one. Actually, he would have loved any thing I did! He was my hero and biggest fan. Miss him sometimes.

I will continue this theme tomorrow.  I have several other photos, but since this is my first iPad post, I'm hoping it goes better than it did yesterday when I lost all my post!

Hope this finds each and everyone of you enjoying a new year of happiness and productivity!



Sandra said...

Such a wonderful collection of Blocks. Looks like you have been keeping busy. The quilt is very nice. I like the pattern on the tan blocks. Good luck with the iPad.

Hilachas said...

Oh Doniene, you have accomplished SO much. I don't think I could do that much even if I was able to spend every day, all day long sewing. WTG!

Julie Fukuda said...

OK, I am impressed! Nice collection of locks. Wishing even one of my piles looked that full.

Janet O. said...

Wow, I can't believe how many blocks you made last year. Must be very satisfying to have those lovely piles of blocks ready for your magic touch!
Looking forward to seeing your creations. : )

Raewyn said...

Fabulous post Doniene!!! Lovely to see what you've been up to, such gorgeous collections of blocks!! Looking forward to the next installments :-)

Dawn said...

That is a lot,of blocks! All good ones because they have such special meaning.
I admit, even with the blogger app, blogging from my iPad is a struggle for me.
Happy stitching!

Aunt 'Reen said...

You have some fabulous quilts in progress!
Each of your block collections are beautiful.
Looking forward to seeing what's to come in 2016!

Maureen said...

I know what it is like to think a new gadget will make things easier and then bump into the learning I have to do to get there. Congrats on getting this post out!
You have your work cut out for you with all those stack of blocks! I love how your stars are set on point. 30's fabrics in a chunky churn dash are too cute. Always love 9-patches - so much you can do with them. And I love the blue and tan color combo. So sweet that this quilt will always remind you of your dad.