The last few months of the year simple flew by.
I did however get a lot done. I made and/or finished a stack of quilts. In the last 3 months of the year.
You thought I was kidding didn't you? These were all finished in December or November. Unfortunately, I can't remember on all of them. Most had the binding completed in December.
6 of the tops were finished by September. The other 5 I made and finished between November and December. It has all become a blur.
First let me show the ones that were actually flimsies and were quilted and bound in November.
This top was completed in July on 2013 and finally quilted and bound in November. Given to my daughter-in-law.
I have no idea when I made this top.
Next up one I pieced last spring as one of my UFO's for the year. Now quilted and bound. This is actually going to a friends grand daughter.
I made this next one for a little boy and needed something quick. This was quick.
This next one I assembled the top in Late September. It was quilted in early November and bound toward the end of the month. This is where the insanity started. It was after making this quilt that I decided to make a quilt for all 9 grand children.
I made two of this next one. They were made for cousins. I had this fabric for a few years and needed to get it done before the boys got to old.
I also made two of this pokey puppy quilt. One for a grand child and one for my best friends grand child. Another one that I had the fabric for a while and needed to use it up.
The next one was actually a collaboration between my daughter and myself. It was one of her unfinished UFO's. I discovered on December 21st that our ex-foster granddaughter would be joining us for Christmas and needed another quilt so I finished this one and we got it done on Christmas.
The funny thing about this one is that she was the only one that was excited about getting another quilt. She loved the colors.
This next one was made for my 4 grand daughter. It was also on the 2014 UFO finish list. We and I do me we got it sewn together on Monday December 21st. My daughter actually finished stitching down the applique so that she could get it quilted before she left town to go to her in-laws for Christmas. I got it back from her on Tuesday to get it bound. It was finished about 3am on Dec 26th. Good think I had until the 27th for our Christmas celebration.
This quilt was made for my oldest grandson. He like bridges. So I made this quilt using Violet Crafts Waterfront park bridge fabric. These are Portland Bridges and he has been across all of them on the Portland Bridge Peddle. He has also visited them when he took a class at OMSI. This quilt was inspired by one that I saw at the Sandy Quilt Show last June. I wish I had taken note of the lady who made it so I could give her proper credit. I have know idea how close mine is like hers because I made it from a memory. I know that the colors are of course different. My daughter did the quilting to look like waters.
This last quilt was actually made by my husband but I wanted to include it. We took a class in November where this was started. It started out a wall hanging but he made it bigger. He then added the boarders and backed it with Minky. He gave it to our son as he was the last of his family to get a minky backed quilt. With the temps around here last week it was greatly enjoyed.
That is all but one of the quilts that are in the stack. There is one more in the stack that I do not have a picture of yet. I did not finish the binding until New years as the person it is going to is currently out of town and I had time.
Of all that I got done all but 3 pieces of fabric came from my stash. I sure wish I noticed a difference in the amount of fabric I have.
There are 15 quilts in the above stack.
4 of the above were on my 2014 UFO list.
2 had been tops for a while.
4 had been on my list to do before the kids got too old to like them any more.
My daughter has made me promise that I will never decide in September/ October time frame that I need to make quilts for all the grand kids again. If I had just done them for my own I might have been ok. But then I did 3 for my best friends grand kids.
This could not have been done without the help of my long arming daughter and the help of my husband who helped me get the quilts bound. He bound 5 of mine and his own.
Needless to say my grand plans to work on Bonnie Hunters mystery quilt were put on hold as I finished all of these instead.
Did I mention that I work outside the home full time?