Feeling Rather Unproductive

As 2014 came to an end, I was thinking about my quilty projects for the year.  Despite all the sewing I did, I only finished two quilts last year and I’m a little sad about it. For the first time ever, I participated in two Block of the Month’s, and joined a do. Good Stitches group, so despite all the sewing I did, I don’t feel like I accomplished anything (although I know that’s not true).

My first 2014 finish is probably my favorite quilts so far, and I gifted it to my friend Ruthie.  They’ve had quite a bit of bonding time…they’re very happy together!

My second finish was the result of the Triangle Quilt Along. I’m proud of how that quilt turned out, and my husband is currently trying to sleep under it in our bed.  It’s the first quilt I’ve made that has wound up on our bed.

I did have some small finishes – a couple of mug rugs, a table runner for my parents, a paper pieced wall hanging, boxy bags and lanyards for the Disney Cruise, but nothing major to share.

Gret & I have a date for the long arm in a few weeks. I have one top done that I just need to prepare the back for, and I have my Wishes top mostly finished…just have to add the checkerboard border and possibly one additional border. Oh, and I need to piece the back for that one as well.  That’s my least favorite part! My mother has already claimed that as her own.  I’m hoping to quilt two this month….we’ll see how that goes.  If I can manage that, I’ll have the same amount of finishes in January as I did in all of 2014!

I almost made it through this entire post without any photos, but we can’t have that! Here are The Pink One and The Blue One in my freshly-cleaned sewing space last week:



Happy New Year, everyone!  Thanks for reading!


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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5 Responses to Feeling Rather Unproductive

  1. Quiltmouse says:

    Happy New Year to you & your family! I’ve enjoyed following your Blog & wish for you many finishings in 2015!

  2. Terri Ann says:

    I didn’t do a 2014 finishes post myself this year but I did a bunch of small projects that I’d have a hard time racking my brain to remember for it. Maybe I’ll be more organized this year making it easier to do one next December.

  3. Carie says:

    Happy New Year to you too! You sound wonderfully productive to me, and it sounds like you have some great plans for the year ahead too 🙂

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