Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 - That's a Wrap, Bring on 2018

Sorry for my tardy wrap up of the year, I have been enjoying a bit of time with my son who is a senior in high school and is usually just a blur as he goes from his classes to his volunteer work and his paid job to his outings with friends.  He has so many deadlines right now, it is a bit stressful to keep up.  A mom needs to soak up the down time when it presents itself :) So I did!  We even went to the Star Wars movie this week...of course he went to the premier with a friend opening night but he was willing to come along and see it a second time with me and his grandpa...good son :)

I really was fairly pleased with this year's batch of finishes...the goal of the year was finish up the UFOs...
Such as this X-Plus quilt started way back in 2013.
This finish is a Buttermilk Basin (free at the time) Block of the Month that I was glad to complete this year!
This is a quilt I modified from a Bonnie Hunter Christmastime mystery sal from 2013.

And this is another Buttermilk mystery qal finish.
But not all my finishes were oldies...this is the Long Time Gone Quilt from this year's sal.
This is my Colfax County Quilt finish from this year.

 These quilts were the finished objects for 2017 and there were many other fun projects started that I will continue on into this next year. 

On another note, I would like to thank these two ladies for the lifts of joy they sent me...

Does my friend Patty know me?? yes I believe she knows me nice for her to share a bit of the scraps from her EPIC quilt in yellows this year, what a sweet fabric card, my fave color, fave quilt block, fave fabric from that quilt, matchstick quilting.  Just so perfect  :)  I am going to hang this on my wall of minis!

And my friend Colette also appears to have heard me shouting about how much I love a good yellow and she sent me a box of sunshine, what a fun thing to find peeking from my mailbox today, it is beautiful - thank you :)

I am behind in blogging my progress on the Brimfield Blocks, I am currently about halfway done with number 7 so I will try to get those posted in the next day or two.

Happy 2018 my friends!

6 comments: said...

You had some great finishes this year. Wait where is your Botanical quilt you finished? Enjoy your little ray of sunshine.

Needled Mom said...

You really had a great quilting year.

Yep, we need to enjoy every moment we get with the kids.

Patty said...

Love all of these - my fav is the Long Time Gone. I'm glad you liked the postcard mini. Happy New Year my friend.

Little Quiltsong said...

Wonderful finishes Kris! I too love yellow - rays of sunshine. Enjoy your fun projects for 2018!

Jeanna said...

So much beautiful work! I can't choose a favorite.

I'm glad you were able to spend quality time with your son. Those days passed way to quickly for me.

Soma @ said...

Wow, Kris! These are fabulous finishes. So intricate and so varied. Love them all!! I hope you liked the Star Wars movie. I lost my appetite for the new ones.