Friday, December 30, 2011


This is the time of year that most of us reflect on the ending year and whether by list or mental notes, make a plan for the new year.  Last year around this time I joined Susan to finish some UFO's.  Susan, I must say, stayed on top of her list of 43 and finished 12 of them and made a start on a few others.  I, on the other hand, didn't do so well. I completed the Batiks quilt for our family room.  Finished piecing my fall quilt.  That's it....but wait in all fairness I did finish a few new quilts.

Next month is my one year anniversary with the Sarah the Sewing Sister.  I have had so much fun with these ladies and their dedication to a glorious quilt ministry. 
I pieced 5 flimsys (might have been 7, I know I didn't take a picture of every one) for the quilt ministry,
a few of those I quilted.  I quilted 2 flimsys for Sarah when things were running behind. 
I quilted Sarah's quilt that the Sewing Sisters made for her. 

I did not keep up with the number of quilts I made this year, I knew there had been a few, but never in my wildest dream would I have believed (I finally counted)
I even managed to spent time with Stevie, take a few weekend trips, sod my yard,
 mow the sod (what was I thinking) clean house, laundry and cook meals, oh and I forgot a
40 hour a week job to help with my quilting addiction.  No wonder I am tired.
But you know what I enjoyed every minute and wouldn't change a thing.

Sarah usually host Whoop Whoop Fridays, but today she ask us to share our most memorable
quilt in 2011.  There have been so many this year...H2H quilts, Down Syndrome baby quilts, ministry quilts, retirement and wedding quilts, baby and toddler size quilts but my most memorable quilt in 2011 is

The quilt for my friend at work, whose father passed away, made from his father's shirts.  A star for his father, log cabin for home, red center for love and mother, one star for each child, pinwheels for each grandchild and great grandchildren.  He loved the story the quilt told of his father's life.
Maybe not a masterpiece, but I loved making it for him and he loved it and very proud of it.

Shirt lapels on back and a
pocket label.
I still need to write the story down and attach to the back of the quilt.

This year I hope to do as much, I would like to learn more longarm quilting and master the new rulers I received for Christmas.
First on my list is to finish my bosses quilts that were for Christmas (one is out of town until Jan 13th, so I have until then)  instead they received a box of candy with the note

Santa is running behind,
So your present didn't arrive on time
This will have to do...
until your present arrives to you!!

I think they liked the poem better than the candy.
Looking forward to a new year and all that it brings. 
I have enjoyed and think a lot of my new blog friends and hope that those friendships will
grow over the years. I normally do not make list, because I know I won't follow them, but one thing I want to do this year is attend the Paducah quilt show and maybe take a class or two.  I will have to drive back and forth, if I go more than one day, because of Stevie, but I still want to do it.

I hope you have a
Happy New Year!!!!


  1. The shirt quilt what a beautiful gift. I am sure it will be treasured. Love the Santa poem. Will have to remember that. May you have a very Happy New Year.

  2. Oh, my goodness!! What a list of finishes for 2011! Way to go! And I also love the shirt quilt for your co-worker...great story behind all the parts. I especially love the log cabin center with the small red square.

  3. I'll be watching to see what you accomplish in 2012! I'm a Little Green Quilter, too, and I hope you keep checking in each Friday this next year!

  4. Oh my goodness I'm exhausted just reading about everything you did! Great year for you. The quilt is so special. Bless your heart for making that for him. Have a wonderful New Year, you deserve it!!

  5. The quilt you shared is beautiful!

  6. I'm so glad you've been a part of our quilt ministry, Diane - you're a very important part! We've been blessed to have your friendship and skills... And I'm so glad you chose to show your memory quilt - I think it is a masterpiece, and shows a lot of thought on your part in designing it! Whoop whoop!!

  7. I love the way you used symbols in your quilt. It's not only beautiful but very special! Wishing you another productive year:)

  8. The quilts are gorgeous, Diane. Glad you're staying on with us Little Green Quilters for 2012. Happy New Year.

  9. What glorious quilts you've made this year!! Well done!

    I love the commission quilts you've done and the care you've taken to make each one so very special.

    Am looking forward to seeing more of your quilts as I'm a Little Green Quilter, too.


  10. 33 finishes for the year is impressive! Happy New Year!