Since 1998 I've kept track of the fabric I've used and bought. My tally method is idiosyncratic. It works for me; it may not work for you. I count quilting and fashion fabric but not vintage textiles. Expenses are for fabric but not for batting, thread, magazines, books, patterns, or long-arm (professional) quilting.
The most significant accomplishment for 2011 is that I bought 31-5/8 yards of fabric and I used 307 yards. I am truly proud of myself for my restraint and I hope that I can maintain the new behavior in 2012.
Here's what I sewed this year:
* 4 skirts and 1 jacket
* 5 gift bags and 60 Christmas ornaments
* 7 wallhangings
* finished 10 flimsies from previous years
* started and finished 11 quilts
* created 6 flimsies
I sold 3 quilts and 41 yards of fabric. I donated quilts to a number of events and agencies, made blocks for other people's projects, swapped blocks, and gave away strips and scraps.
I have more than 30 flimsies on hand. In 2012 I want to get at least half of them quilted and bound.
Bonnie has revealed the design for Orca Bay in its entirety. It's another stunner! I've made half of Step 7, the flying geese units. I haven't done the border units yet. More than a few of my wing units are wonky, and I don't know if I'll be able to use them or if I'll have to make some more.
I finished piecing this 29 x 33 wallhanging at 11:15 p.m. on December 31. I had a bunch of undersized half-square triangles from Orca Bay. I trimmed them to 1.5" and made 17 little (4.5") Cake Stand blocks. The black sashing finishes to just 1/2". The green print was the first one I pulled off the shelf. It's just the right color and there was one yard of it.
Check out other Orca Bay blogs and see what quiltmakers across the country have on their design walls on Monday.