Consider modifying standards

As I tidied up the entry for Fuego, since I put it in the mail today, I looked over the quilt list for the year and was a little disheartened, because I felt like I haven’t accomplished much this year. It’s also entirely possible that I’m an idiot.

It’s the end of October. In 2012, I’ve finished:

It's ready to mail, at last... I've made a lot of quilts. This one makes me happier than most. There was something about this one that just felt right, start to finish.

There's a baby girl in Portland who will grow up with this as her quilt. It was started on the day she was born. Seems appropriate.

Quilt story is at domesticat.net/quilts/sea-and-sky Mitzvah is done. This quilt contains my handiwork, but is not mine; the pattern, fabric choice, and intention were all Jennifer's mother's.

All I did was finish it, and in some ways ... set a little piece of the universe right. See domesticat.net/quilts/mitzvah for the story. Suggestion: have tissues. It's a simple, sweet quilt. I love that I had almost every fabric needed already on-hand. The backing fabric has arrived, so as soon as I tidy off my table, pinning and quilting shall begin.

I really need to do a writeup on this quilt, but ... I don't want to until I can say who it's for. :)

…and rescued this antique top and finished it out:

The binding's half done, but the top is no longer too fragile to hold upright.

…and helped a friend quilt two quilts for his daughters:

Evelyn's quilt. She picked many of the fabrics from her stash, and I found others in the warm/blue/green spaces. Disappearing nine-patch. I cut the fabrics and did some assembly; Amy Qualls-McClure suggested grouping the warm tones into the larger squares, and I worked out the no-fabric-adjacent-to-itself arrangement and did the hand-binding. Quilted by Amy. Zoë's quilt, bound and ready for washing. She picked all the fabrics from her stash. I cut and pieced the top, and did the hand-binding. Amy Qualls-McClure did the quilting.

I was also away from home for nearly two months.

I also have two quilts (“Cinder and Smoke” and “Hopscotch”) in progress, and hope to finish both before the end of the year.

It’s entirely possible that my standards are a bit ridiculous.

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jhugart's picture

Don’t make me pull out the

Don’t make me pull out the spreadsheet we put together, plotting the number of quilts you make in a year.

I seem to recall that you did a few in 2007/2008. I suspect the number done this year exceeds what you did then.

Live life.

 

Sally's picture

You’ve had quite the

You’ve had quite the roller-coaster ride, you way want to consider cutting yourself a break!  Your finishes are all gorgeous and as long as you sew with love you’re right on track. 

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