Friday, January 09, 2009

2008 Quilt Review

That time of the year again, time to review a year of quilting in the land of Helen! While loading all these photos up to blogger I realized I have done a LOT of doll quilt swaps for 2008, more than I thought. And I realized I really do have a habit of making two of them, one for me, one for my swappee.

February started off with this cot quilt for Baby Thomas down in Tasmania.

Also in February, I finished Ad's Birthday quilt. Still chuffed that I sewed the label on during the drive to her house!

April saw the start of the Dolls Quilt Swap, this one being for the 4 Seasons Swap. Spring! I kept this one for me!

And this one I sent away to my partner. Don't think she liked it though....

Elliott's Hanger was finished in May. Not really a quilt, but thought I'd include it.

Cherise's Quilt was also finished in May. Hard to believe she is nearly one!

Back to the Doll Quilt Swapping in May. This one for Flickr Dolls Quilt Swap #3. I kept this one.

And sent this one to Tanaya who loved it thank goodness!

May also saw Baby L's quilt arrive to its new home in Sydney. Still have this pattern ear marked for a quilt for Milly's bed. Add it to the list Helen!

In June I joined the 6 - 12" Mini Quilt Swap group on flickr. This was the first one I made but I fell in love with it.

I sent this one instead. Don't think my swap partner liked it either as she never kept her end of the bargain and sent a mini back...... The joys of swapping hey?

Another name hanger, in June for Caitlin.

I finished stippling and the binding on this D9P in June too.

July saw an EB Quilters Swap of Table Runners. I sent this off to the lovely Leah.

July saw my 2nd year Bloggiversary and I gave away this mini quilt to JMBMommy.

Back to the 4 Season's Swap in July. A Summer Sunset for Emma.

July mini quilt swap was with the Lovely Lisa. Her posts at the moment are making me drool, all that snow when we are on our 12th day of the temp getting to over 32 degree's celsius. That's 89.6 degree's fahrenheit for my USA readers! In a universal language, bloody hot!

August saw me a bit fustrated with all these quilts being mailed out the house. So I made Bricks and Mortar for our couch.

Flickr #4 Dolls Quilt Swap in August saw me make these two beauties. My favourite of the year I think. The Terrific Tine over in Copenhagen, Denmark recieved the above quilt.

And keeping up with tradation, I kept this one for me.

September saw Lily's beautiful boy born. I sewed her a little buzzing bumble bee to celebrate his arrival.

Back to the 6 - 12" Mini Swap in September with some snail trails for Kay.

Bestest Blogging Buddy AJ's had a birthday in October and so started my obsession with the swirly block. I did her one.....

And then did a Rainbow Swirl one.....

And also this one which I ended up keeping for my growing dolls quilt on the wall collection.

And finally for the EB Quilters Doll Quilt Swap #2 in September, I sent this one to Mands.

November saw the Flickr Dolls Quilt Swap #5. I sent off this one...

And kept this one!

So 18 mini quilts and dolls quilts! 18! Wonder how many 2009 will produce?

21 comments:

Leah said...

Oh well done! They look great all lined up in the one post.

mariarrosa said...

What a beautiful collection! Congratulations.

The Humming Cat said...

Mine doesn't really count as you labeled it 2007. But hey, I'll let you have that one (Birthday's coming up!!)

Cass said...

Well done Helen they are all fantastic but I think my favourite is the D9P

Cyliebug said...

What a fantastic collection! What a year you have had. I don't think I could pick a favorite, so many good ones.

Emma said...

I bet you feel as though you achieved something in 2008 now! What a great selection! You already know I love my FSQS Summer, so I'm going to pick 2 other favourites; the bird minis and the pink and chocolate swirls. Beautiful!

Vicki W said...

How nice to see them all together there! Not that you asked, but I think the swirly blocks are my favorites!

peppermintpatcher said...

How impressive to see all of your work lined up like that.

becanne said...

Fantastic - I love your bright colours. Some of those swap partners must be missing tastebuds if they didn't appreciate your lovely work.
Theres some fantstic designs here that are making me itch to get out a pencil and start planning...

Can you let me know how to do those wiggly geese, or refer me to a book or magazine? I've been admiring them on your blog header for a while!

mtelizabeth said...

Those are all SO pretty! I really dig visiting your blog and seeing what you're making.
And I can't believe someone would not keep up their end of a swap. That stinks.
I really like that August "bricks-n-mortar" too. Great colors.

Jeri said...

honestly, what an awesome collection of little quilts! you've been extremely productive this year! I can't imagine anyone not liking them.

Natalie said...

WOW Helen, these are all so gorgeous! I knew you'd been a busy quilter, but never realised just how many you'd made until I saw them all together. Do you have a fav? I tried to narrow it down, but couldn't and Pffftt to those swapees that your didn't hear from, they are obviously rude tasteless wenches! I love how you've made and kept ones for yourself when swapping, I might have to to that this year too.

jmbmommy said...

woo-hoo! I don't know how anyone could not like being your swap partner...they all are beautiful (especially mine!) Happy New Year!

Tine said...

The beauties you have given away! Oh my goodness! I do love my flying geese, the doll quilt is hanging above my sewing table, and I just love it so much! I treasure it :) Thank you so much!

AJ said...

Mt fav is the last one...wonky blocks YUM!
And the one on my wall at home of course!

upstateLisa said...

Helen, what a great year! so much color! and I love my mini! hanging on my wall in the sewing room. Come enjoy the cold and snow!

Suz said...

What an acheivement. So many and all so lovely!

Cascade Lily said...

Great stuff Helen. Really like the D9P with the neutral spacing.

Reminds me I must do a 'year in review' too!

And thanks again for Tristan's buzzy bee. He loves it and so do I!

Kylie said...

That is an impressive list! Well done!

Aunt Donna said...

Helen, I've loved visiting your blog. I'd be thrilled to be your swap partner anytime! I'm glad I've found you and look forward to following your wonderful craftiness!

Lisa said...

They all look wonderful! Great job!

Lisa (flickr lmdesign7)