Today is my birthday!
(Some of us are more excited than others…)
At first I thought that 12 quilts was a bit of a lofty goal, but I when I made my 2011 mosaic, I realized that last year I finished 9 quilts and had 3 others basted and ready to quilt.
In reflecting on 2011 and what I want to spend my (quilty) time on in 2012, I have decided to participate in fewer bees and swaps and to try to make (and finish!) more quilts. Quilts for gifts, quilts for all the babies due this year and maybe even a quilt or two for myself! I also realized that I need to be better about photographing (as you can see from the mosaic, not all of these quilts were photographed in final form!) and blogging my quilts. Hopefully this challenge will help me improve on all these goals!
It’s very simple. Each month you should:
(1) Finish a quilt: You can start something from scratch, finish a WIP or assemble those bee blocks you’ve been holding on to. We’d love for all 12 finishes to be great, big, snuggly quilts, but bags, potholders and other projects count, too!
(2) Join our link party: On the last day of each month, one of us will host a link-up where you can link us to a blog post or a flickr pic of your finish. At the end of 12 months, we hope you will share a mosaic of your fab finishes!
(3) Stand back and pat yourself on the back: A job well done deserves a reward! Each month we will have a little giveaway for those who participate and link to their finish. At the end of the year, there will be a bigger giveaway for those who participate all 12 times and link their mosaics!
Some things that might wind up in final form this year:
Hope you join in, too! Remember, the first link party will be on Tuesday, January 31…