2008! One last quilt and a wrap up.

Last night I finished up the breast cancer charity quilt.  Shannon contacted me a while back about making a quilt to donate to help them raise money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and I jumped at the chance.  She even sent me pink ribbon fabric which I was thrilled to include in the quilt. Otherwise I pulled from my stash (other than a bit of solid brown & the batting). It’s a lap quilt and I hope that people like it so that it raises them a bit of money!

Breast Cancer Charity Quilt

Breast Cancer Charity Quilt detail

Breast Cancer Charity Quilt back

I still need to toss it in the washer and dryer so I’m excited to see this back all crinkly!

Breast Cancer Quilt back detail

2008 and has been an amazing year for me.  This was my year in a nutshell:

Quilting? Quilting! I love quilting!  Quilting, quilting, quilting.  Yikes, I could use a paycheck.  Quilting, quilting, Obama!, quilting.

When I think about the role that quilting has come to play in my life I can’t believe that it’s only been one year that I’ve been at it.  And this blog?  I just started it in August and I never imagined that it would be as wonderful as it has been.  Becoming a part of this crafty bloggy community, getting to know some of you, knowing that there are so many more of you to get to know, and the excitement of that all being in the year ahead has brought me, and will continue to bring me, so much happiness. You are all so nice and generous and fun and it’s a thrill to be involved!!  Thank you to each and every one of you who has been so warm and welcoming.

I made 19 quilts this year.

My 2008 Quilts

I have all but the binding on a 20th.  Does that count as this year?  Nah.  I’ll make it quilt number 1 of 2009!

Happy New Year everyone!  May 2009 be a great one for you.

29 Responses to “2008! One last quilt and a wrap up.”

  1. MichelleB December 31, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    19 quilts? Yes, you are amazing! I look forward to seeing what you do next year, and following along.

  2. Stacy December 31, 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    All of your quilts are so amazing! Looking forward to seeing what you piece together in 2009. Happy New Years!

  3. LeeAnn December 31, 2008 at 12:57 pm #

    19 quilts! That’s amazing! All of them are so beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2009!

  4. Christina December 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    Wow – 19 quilts. I wish I had that kind of devotion. ;) I didn’t realize you’ve only been blogging since August, I must have started reading you just after you started this. I love seeing all of your quilts! I’m looking forward to the new year and some new quilts!

  5. Sarah December 31, 2008 at 1:04 pm #

    Love them all!

  6. Krista December 31, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    I love all your quilts. I don’t usually comment but I follow you religiously. Your commitment spurs me on to do more. I hope to make at least 5 quilts this year, but maybe more. I’ve found it doesn’t really take very long once you put your mind to it.

  7. jacquie December 31, 2008 at 1:12 pm #

    it’s great to look back, isn’t it! i could look at these quilts all day long. beautiful!!!

  8. Cate December 31, 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    They’re all so beautiful!! Here’s to the next 19 quilts…

  9. dancingwithfrogs December 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm #

    We’ve been quilting the same amount of time. It’s addictive, isn’t it? I’ve only made 6 so far… this whole having to go out and earn a living thing really cuts into the sewing time!

  10. Amber December 31, 2008 at 2:55 pm #

    I cannot believe you have only been quilting one year! Amazing! I am absolutely blown away each time I see a new post from you. You are just so creative and they are all so beautiful!

    Happy New Year!

  11. Leonie December 31, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    Wow I can’t believe you have only been blogging for such a short time, like Christina I must have started reading just as you started blogging. I love your quilts they always look so clean and fresh and the colours are so bright! I am constantly in a battle between knitting and quilting, I hope to fit in more quilting in the coming year! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

  12. Carrie December 31, 2008 at 9:28 pm #

    Yes, a year of many accomplishments to be proud of! Love the dotty touch in the fundraiser quilt. A great cause too.

  13. Janis January 1, 2009 at 3:53 am #

    Good golly, how could you be so new to quilting and produce such AMAZING work? And so many quilts in just one year?! I think you must have elves helping you too.

    Fabulous pieces!!!

  14. Louise January 1, 2009 at 4:13 am #

    I have only just discovered you and WOW what amazing work!! I look forward to dropping by to see what you do this year. Happy New Year!

  15. amandajean January 1, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    you are an amazing quilter for only being at it for one year! i’m so glad that you’ve been bit by the quilting bug. thanks for the inspiration this year!!!

  16. terriaw January 1, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    What a beautiful quilt for the breast cancer cause! Gorgeous selection of quilts you made in 2008. You should be very proud of your accomplishments!

  17. Stefanie January 1, 2009 at 8:27 am #

    Thanks for sharing your work with us! Now I am motivated to get into my workspace and make something!

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2009!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    PS- I love your color selctions!

  18. Rebekah January 1, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    your quilting gallery is beautiful! You’ve accomplished so much in one your and all of your work is gorgeous!

  19. Trisha January 1, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    Wow, what a lot of beautiful quilts! I didn’t realize you’d only been at it a year – that’s impressive! Happy New Year to you and your family, and happy crafting in 2009!

  20. anina January 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    Beautiful!
    Isn’t it fun to see all your projects together on one page?

  21. Amy @ parkcitygirl January 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    I had no idea you were so new to quilting :) Love your quilts!

  22. littlebluecottage January 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm #

    You are amazing to be so new at quilting and to have accomplished so many quilts that are so beautiful. They look as if you have been quilting your whole life! Here’s to more fabric and quilting in 2009!

    Tina

  23. Shannon January 2, 2009 at 4:00 am #

    WOW WOW WOW!!!!! The breast cancer quilt is AMAZING! Thank you SOOOOO much Alissa!!! I KNOW this is going to bring in a lot of money and bids at the auction. I’m really looking forward to it! I just wish you lived closer so you could come to the event!! Again, I cannot thank you enough!

    Love, Shannon

  24. Ashley January 2, 2009 at 7:59 am #

    They are all so beautiful! It looks like you had a great year of quilting! I’ve said it before, but I really can’t thank you enough for all your encouragement – I’m not sure I would have taken that step to actually do the quilting part! Looking forward to lots of new quilts in 2009!

  25. Kerri January 2, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    i love all your quilts!!! you do an exeptional job!! can’t wait to see what you do in 2009!

    thanks for your inspiration!

  26. Suzanne January 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    Alissa,

    I wanted to thank you for sharing your Flea Market quilt pattern thru Crazy Mom Quilts blog. I made a nice QOV quilt with the pattern which has been a big hit.

    I look forward to seeing what you do in 2009!

    Suzanne at minousminute.blogspot.com/

  27. josie January 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    I love them all. You have been one busy lady this year. If only I could be half as productive:)

  28. Darci January 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    I love all of your quilts, the colors are amazing. Why is quilting so addicting? I should have listened to my mom years ago when she told me to do it. I would have alot more quilts under my belt, oh well.

  29. M January 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm #

    I cannot believe you have only been quilting one year….your quilts are gorgeous. I admire many of them…and am still trying to master stippling/meandering….how did you get it so fast. :D

    Congrats on all the milestones!!!

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