Sewing Review : Back to that 17 in 2017 list

Back in January I joined this, that and the other organizational thing about completing quilt projects on a monthly, quarterly and yearly goal agenda. I lasted a few months and stopped linking up and just went my own way.

My original January list is HERE for my records. With 2/3 of the year gone I thought it might be a good time to do a sewing review.

While I did not work on the entire list I did tackle some of it.

  • I had 5 Airship Propeller blocks done, and just followed the Rainbow Scrap Challenge suggested color of the month and now have 12.
  • I did the same with my Little Baskets, and now have 31.
  • I had 7 Elizabeth’s Pride blocks completed and am up to 10.
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.
At some point during the early months of the winter I’d machine quilted this ( very simply ) but I can’t find a photo once I’d done that / it was given away.
whimsy table runner TOP on line
 Nor could I find a photo of the Flower Basket Medallion with the second border attached, so perhaps I’d worked on these around the same time and just forgotten to update. I brought the Flower Basket Medallion out for a photo today.
Also out for a photo is the 1857 quilt, tied and binding finished, prior to going in to the wash with some color catchers.  Scrappy Granny is down at my son’s house and that is where this one is going as well.  ( Though Scrappy Granny has not been washed as yet….the kids can use it for awhile and I’ll bring it home for a wash later on. ) It will go to my oldest son for his birthday in November.
 This Botanical Album top has been sandwiched and is in my hoop for hand quilting, with one block completed.
From that very long list of mine in January, I progressed on four projects, and finished 5 quilts, with the 6th one in the hoop.
Meanwhile, as I sat sewing the binding on the 1857 top this week I had the news on quite a bit, online. Hurricane Harvey and the devastation, the horrific flooding, the heroic efforts of the rescuers ( both professional and volunteer ) is pretty much all that I could think of. And with its second landing and Port Arthur and other areas flooding today, it just gets worse and worse.  I add my thoughts and prayers with everyone else for the people in Texas.
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16 Responses to Sewing Review : Back to that 17 in 2017 list

  1. Karen says:

    you have done really well on your quilting. I have the pattern for one that will be having a link up but after getting the pattern I thought no I will just do it at my own speed, I have too many I am working on to try to have the amount done every month – I don’t’ care that there will be prizes – they all come from Australia which means if I won I would need to spend my gift certificate in Australia which means big shipping and handling on my end :( no I will just work on it on my own.
    The flooding is horrible, my husband has been in touch with some old friends from 1970 where he graduated high school in Houston and his old neighborhood and school was flooded – the van with six that died were in his old neighborhood – no family there anymore and he hasn’t been in touch with anyone in years but still hard to think of – we used to go visit family there until 1976 when they all moved away.

  2. Robin says:

    What great progress. I bet it makes you feel good to see how things are moving along. Sometimes it feels like there’s not much to show but eventually, little by little, a ‘show n tell’ appears. You have done so much!

  3. audrey says:

    Loving the Elizabeth’s Pride blocks esp. And yes, it’s so disheartening to hear of the devastation in Texas. I am so wimpy these days and can only handle a little bit of it before having to turn away from all the latest updates. At least it’s nature caused and not people caused! Seems more like the ebb and flow of our life cycles worldwide and not just sheer evil.

  4. Deb says:

    I was planning to get back to posting for 17 in 2017 this month too! You have made wonderful progress and it is so fun to watch it progress.

  5. Cathy says:

    what beautiful projects. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I couldn’t reply to your comment as you are a no-reply commenter. Hugs

  6. Pat in WNY says:

    Your progress for the year is amazing, so many really beautiful projects. I’m especially loving the botanical album and your gorgeous basket medallion. It is heartbreaking to hear of the loss of life in this devastating storm, we continue praying for those awaiting rescue and all those who risk their own lives to help those in dire need.

  7. Kyle says:

    I’d say you’ve done fantastic on progressing projects and finishing even more. Sometimes we don’t realize what we’ve actually done until we take a moment to look back. Great job!

  8. Margie Miller says:

    What beautiful work! You are so talented!

  9. Eileen says:

    Hello, you have done some beautiful work on your quilts. They are all lovely. My prayers go out to all the victims involved with the Texas storm. Have a happy day!

  10. Every one of your projects is beautiful, but I do love those flower baskets. I can’t list any projects unless they are outside ones. :-)

  11. Joyce says:

    Nice progress on lots of techniques – from piecing and applique to binding and tying. You have a great collection there to share with others after you enjoy them yourself in the weeks it takes to finish them!
    I can hardly bear to watch tv – and then I feel guilty about it. I did send a donation to Texas SPCA. Those poor people and animals, this is only the beginning of the difficulty they face. I pray for them all, too.

  12. Here’s a big round of applause coming straight at you from Bangkok! Well done you, take a bow :) That’s an impressive effort.
    I think a review of the year is a good idea – here’s to a strong finish too.
    Wren x

  13. Kim says:

    I know I have had said it before, but I am always amazed by the amount of sewing you are able to accomplish in any given time.

  14. Karen Beigh says:

    You have had a productive year. Even with doing so much with your grandchildren.

  15. barb says:

    what a wonderful post – wow such beautiful applique projects.
    Congrats on being so accomplished!

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