Sunday, 1 January 2012

How Did I Do?

Way back in November 2010 I got caught on the hop by that wicked woman, Finn at Pieces from my Scrapbag.

You may remember I pledged to make 9 quilts by 15 March 2011. By February I decided that I would be unable to meet my pledge and extended the date to 31st December.

So how did I do?

Well. The last quilt made 2010 was Quilt #29, made by a quilting friend on Facebook for a boy in Canada.

By the end of January I'd added another 3 to the list, but was beginning to feel a bit swamped by what I had taken on.

Tracey stepped with a gorgeous red and white string quilt with UnRuly letters and we were up to 4 in 2 months!

She certainly gave me a boost.

Then Finn chipped in, followed closely by Ann in France with a gorgeous Irish Chain quilt, bringing the total up to 6.

Carol E produced another masterpiece and lovely Siobhan broke her own record by actually starting and finishing a quilt within a few weeks.

By now I was completely overwhelmed and beginning to lose count of how many quilts were being made all over the world. They were coming in so thick and fast I couldn't update the blog quick enough and sadly it is still out of date.

However, as at 11th December 2011 the grand total was 13 quilts and thanks to everyone we managed to give 12 children some happiness in 2011.

With regard to the great masterpiece, Strawberries & Cream, which is Quilt  #40, I'm still waiting to hear what's going to happen to it.

Michelle Mobley went back to her native GA, USA for Christmas and the New Year and I hoping when she returns to the UK she'll start organising the auction/raffle. I'll let you know what happens.

So that's it! 13 quilts in a year. Phew!  So many thanks to all the lovely people who made quilts so I could reach my goal and, most of all to Finn and Michele for cheering me on behind the scenes.

Now - would you like to read about how other people did in 2011?

Lily at Lily's Quilts has asked other quilters to review what they achieved.

Fresh Sewing Day

Hop over see what other quilters have done. There are some gorgeous quilts.

Here's to 2012 and a lot more red and white quilts!

More soon.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Just goes to show that you are wonderful at delegating, brilliant at inspiring, and super industrious at keeping track of all of the quilts that everyone made ;) Way to go, Clare!!!!!!! ;)

Leanne said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun with many friends making all those quilts! I hope you have a lovely creative year this year too.

Tonya Ricucci said...

congrats to all - you did great! Happy New Year!

Norine said...

Wow. Great job in 2011! Can't wait to see what you do in 2012.

Marjorie said...

Popped in from Lily's Quilts and my quick glance turned into a full screeching halt. The red string quilt is a stunner. I haven't been interested in making one until I saw yours. Hmmm...time to add another one to the list.

Belinda said...

Bravo to you and the others for great quilts for a great cause!!