I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts. I have been going back and looking at them. It’s been fun. I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW. Over ten years. I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about things I was working on in June of 2012.
We had a Moda Bake Shop project. It was called Peaks and Valleys. It was a fun quilt to make. We have it listed as a free pattern here on the blog now. You can find it HERE. You can read the original post about the quilt HERE.
I didn’t remember where I had gifted this quilt. Then last week I saw a picture my niece posted of their cat wall. Notice the quilt in the rocking chair.
I gifted it to my niece!! I love that she still has it and is using it.
Don’t you love the cat wall?? So cool.
Kelli started working on ……her Talkin’ Turkey blocks. They were a Bonnie Hunter block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. The blocks later went on to be a Bonnie Hunter Quilt called Turkey Tracks.
I was hosting the Quilt Square Quilt Along. This was the assignment for the month.
With this finished mini quilt, I did a little tutorial on how to add a sleeve hanger to the back of quilt. You can find the link for that HERE.
Kelli had sewn this quilt together. She made it to donate it for a benefit. This is made using our Self Sashing Disappearing Nine Patch pattern. You can find that pattern HERE.
I think I’ll make another of these for an upcoming benefit. I’ve been collecting the Iowa Hawkeyes fabric and this would be perfect! I had forgotten we had made this.
I spoke at a local guild. As their quilt challenge for the year members made our Jewels in the Curio pattern. You can read about that HERE. After I spoke, all of the ladies showed off their version of my pattern. I had to be the quilt judge and pick a winner. SO FUN!
If you are interested in the free pattern, you can find that HERE.
I was working on a quilt for a wedding present. You can read about Haillie and Trent’s wedding quilt HERE. The quilt is from Schnibbles Times Two: Quilts from 5″ or 10″ Squares (That Patchwork Place). It was a simple quilt to sew and it went together over a weekend, backing and all.
It was fun because last week I also saw 10-year anniversary pictures of the couple.
I pulled out my Nine in the Middle quilt. It had stalled out and had fallen into UFO status. I hadn’t worked on this for over a year. This quilt is from Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”.
I later went on and finished the quilt. It’s one of my favorites. You can read about it HERE.
Want to read something funny…Ten years ago I was talking about how this quilt was on my bucket list. I was talking about wanting to work on this. HA!! How funny is that? This is the UFO I am trying to finish now, 10 years later. Oh my.
Kramer and I had been in Minnesota and I had bought these two bags of quilt books and goodies for $1. I still have several of these and they are in my reference library. Many quilts have been designed using a block from some of these books.
Kelli was working on her Winter Wonderland – Quilt Pattern embroidered quilt. She had finished the embroidery portion. Here she is showing off the pieces…
I had purchased the pattern for her for Christmas.
Her stitches were really good too.
As I was paging through the pictures and blog posts from 2012 I came across some of my garden pictures. This was the year I had my best garden ever!
It was big and beautiful. I can’t grow anything like this here in town. The soil just isn’t what it needs to be. BLAH.
I had just finished listening to the book Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landy.
This is a book that has stuck with me. I just loved it. I later went on and watched the movie based on the book from Apple TV. That has stuck with me as well. I highly recommend the book.
Our beagle at the time was Gracie. She had taken off through the corn field chasing a rabbit and cut her eyes on the corn leaves. Poor dog. A few days later, she was good as new.
I say this all of the time but I just love that I have the blog. I love going back and seeing what I was working on at the time. It’s really a great trip down memory lane for me, and for you, I hope too. I know some of you have read the blog for all of those years and for new people, it gives them a taste of what I was up to back then.
If you’re old or new, thanks for reading.