It has been forever since I have been out here to blog- one of the reasons being that last year was volatile to say the least. One of the things that happened is that I got laid off from the bank again. This seems to be a recurring theme for anyone with a banking career. As it turns out, they sold my department off to another bank which allowed me to keep my job. On the down side, my job relocated to Jacksonville, FL and I left all my brother and all my friends behind.
It took a while but mostly I am done feeling sorry for myself about it. After things calmed down a bit, I noticed that I didn't really get any quilting done at all last year. My brother did get me started on drawing with pastels, and I did manage to get some of those pictures completed. But no quilts.
So this year I am planning on getting things done. Hopefully I will manage to get it all out here where you can see it and I can keep track of it better. I am sort of cheating to start off with- about the time of my last blog, Mom acquired a long-arm quilting machine. It had some issues getting started which seem to be sorted out now. So I have sent her a pile of quilt tops to practice on. Do you suppose it is cheating getting your UFOs done if you assign the work to someone else?
This scrap quilt is made from the 4-patch swap blocks that I made with my Binding Friends quilt group in 2008. I guess it is taking me a little while to get some of these done. I think the alternate pinwheels were the spare blocks that I made for the 2010 APQ online group. Anyway, mom quilted this for me and I just recently got the binding and label on it.
I updated my Embird embroidery software to get the label done. I hate making labels, but if you put all that work into a quilt then I think you should put a really good label on it.
So that would be the first quilt completed for the year.