End of year quilting review for 2017

Back in January Meridethe at Pomegranate and Chintz had a linkup in regards to 17 UFO projects for 2017. It was not about attempting to finish them all but progressing somewhat on each one.

My original 17 in 2017 January list is HERE for my records. I had come up with 20 projects.  Once I’d worked on a few during the first month or two, it dawned on me that I’d prefer to not progress on each one…..or I’d have the same list at the end of the year! I decided to just focus on a portion  of the list.

Some of the projects on my list were as small as only having 4-5 blocks started while others were in the end stages, just requiring one more block, or a border, etc.

Referencing my original list and post I see that I ended up working on 11 out of the 20, with 6 finishes, 1 close to being finished, and progress made on the other four.

Some Quilt Finishes :
  • February 2017 : Finished tying and binding this gradient quilt for my youngest son / I’d started it while participating in  a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project
  • April : Stars and Spools was completed : Applique, EPP hexies and extensive hand quilting
  • July : Tied my Quilty 365 quilt top
  • August : Scrappy Granny finished : extensively hand quilted
  • Also in this collage another border was completed for the Flower Medallion.
Stars and Spools will probably always be my favorite quilt because I made it up as I went along :)
 While the center basket is from a pattern, I am also making up my own borders. It’s been a long time since I completed the second one. I hope to return to this next year.
I tied the 1857 Album quilt ( couch quilt size ) and gifted it to my son’s family, where it is in constant use. They have several of my quilts down there and I’d sent my Snowball Quilt home with my oldest son in November for his birthday.
 The WHIMSY table runner was quilted very simply and given as a gift at some point in the summer.
whimsy table runner TOP on line
 The projects that have seen progress over the year :
This Botanical top is currently in the hoop and I am hand quilting the last block:
 Little Baskets: had a few started at the end of 2016 and 36 are done as now ( using the RSC color suggestions of the month for these)
Airship Propeller Blocks : again, using the RSC color suggestions of the month…and hand appliqueing them, I had five done in the beginning of the year, and have completed 15 thus far.
Elizabeth’s Pride Applique : I had 7 completed at the beginning of the year and 13 are done now.
   Looking over my review I was surprised, as I didn’t realize how many on that original list I did tackle after all ! :)
Here’s wishing us all a wonderful New Year :)
Also sharing at Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. I’ll be working on applique on more little baskets as well as some hand quilting.    Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts as well.
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35 Responses to End of year quilting review for 2017

  1. Karen says:

    you got a lot done

  2. Wow, those quilts are all spectacular. I love that stars and spools too.

  3. Eileen says:

    Hello, your quilts are all beautiful. You have been busy this year. I love them all. Wishing you and yours all the best in 2018, a very happy and healthy New Year!

  4. Val Reynolds says:

    Isn’t it great to see all your quilts/progress all together! I love that your family have your quilts and are using them! Happy happy new year Deb! (Hey I still don’t have your mailing address….nor an email. Email me your address girl as I know your grand pup would love those dog bones) SMILES!! V:)

  5. Bernie says:

    It is really satisfying to look back and see all the beautiful things made during the year. I totally get the need to focus on and finish some, rather than flitting back and forth but not making real progress.
    Your applique and hand quilting work is gorgeous, as always! Happy New Year. I hope 2018 brings joy and good health to you and your family.

  6. FlowerLady says:

    WOW! I’d say you got a lot accomplished. That’s a lot of work, lovely & well done.

    Happy new year ~ FlowerLady

  7. Karen Beigh says:

    A delight seeing everything together in one post.

  8. Robin says:

    What wonderful progress. I still love the double line quilting on the border of your stars and spools quilt. It makes it so classy.

  9. Joyce says:

    I love your spools, too, but my fave is the Scrappy Granny. You got a LOT done this year!

  10. Congrats on all of your beautiful quilting projects this past year. Someone in your family must start smiling as soon as you start a new one. :-)

  11. Wow, that is a whole lot of beautiful quilting going on!

  12. Margie says:

    They are absolutely lovely! I think you did very well!

  13. Fabulous progress and finishes! Here’s to the same in 2018. Happy New Year!

  14. Sandra Croley says:

    I love looking at ALL of your work! Such lovely whimsy.

  15. Love seeing your progress and all your work. Such a nice collection of quilts. Love those botanicals!

  16. Barb says:

    Happy New Year! Your do amazing work. I like seeing your finished products. Is that snow I see on the ground now?

  17. audrey says:

    Stars and Spools is just yummy. Such an old fashioned looking feel and look to it! Congrats on all your progress. It feels good to have a few more checked off the list!

  18. Meredithe says:

    Great finishes and fab progress! Well done, Deb

  19. Carla says:

    You did really well ! I love your Stars and Spools too and your new applique project is stunning!

  20. Gail says:

    Sometimes we don’t realize how much we accomplish until we look back…you have done a lot of sewing this year with great results!

  21. Deb says:

    Great job on all the progress and finishes… and for an idea on how to do the rest of my year end progress post! Hope you have a wonderful New Years and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  22. Your quilts are all beautiful, such a pretty variety of patterns and colors! I had forgotten that you sometimes tie yours with good results, and it reminds me that I have a very old UFO that would finish just perfectly if I tied it. Thanks for your inspiration!

  23. Susan says:

    Amazing body of work this year! Well done. I especially love the botanical top and the basket and borders. One of my possible projects for this year will require a vine border. I’m thinking about what that should look like. Do you use templates for your leaves, or just freezer paper or what? I’m dithering about methods.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Susan I use freezer paper templates and the starch and iron method for prepping. I generally use the same method for vines and stems. I know that many people can do without, and they needle turn or back baste but for me this is what works.

  24. Sarah says:

    You have some beautiful projects!

  25. Becca says:

    Those quilts are all so pretty! I only own one quilt that my aunt gave me when I went to college. They are always so special!

  26. CathieJ says:

    Your were very productive this past year. All of those projects are gorgeous. I am looking forward to seeing what you accomplish in 2018. Stay warm.

  27. Carole Egan says:

    Congratulations on your finishes and the progress you have made on so many projects. Looking forward to following along with you in 2018.

  28. I’ve enjoyed all my visits here in 2017, your work has so much color and imagination. Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2018. Happy New Year, dear Deb.

  29. You’re such an inspiration Deb!

    Happy New Tear! ❤️

  30. deana says:

    Wonderful job Deb! I love how you re-evaluated your goals to make them more realistic.

    Thanks for leaving a wonderful comment on my blog. I wasn’t sure how else to thank you as I couldn’t get your email.

  31. Lynette says:

    You did get a lot done, Deb! Good for you, revamping your approach to the year to better fit your need.

  32. What a great little quilt show. I really like the border on your botanical quilt. Your new applique is going to be stunning

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