2017 in Quilting

What a year this has been! I feel like I’ve been very productive this year, more than any other year. I have completed more quilts this year than I ever remember finishing in a year. I finished some longtime UFOs and I began and completed a few other quilts. I took part in a blog hop. One of my starts was a Saturday Sampler and I was able to keep up with it. I did some machine embroidery on a project, the Quinceañera pillows, which wasn’t exactly a quilt project, but new to me in many ways.

Before I get to the month by month diary I’ve kept, let’s look at the 2017 Quilty Resolutions.

1. Finish UFOs. Not necessarily all of these and not necessarily in this order:
2012 FQS Designer Mystery BOM – DONE
2014 FQS Designer Mystery BOM – DONE
Disappearing Pinwheel 😔
Two quilts from Kimberly Einmo classes – Lone Starburst is DONE. I decided to scrap Spinning Stars.
The Chrismas jelly roll race quilt. 😔
The Jinny Beyer BOM 😔
La Passacaglia – I never expected to finish this one but I’ve made some progress
2. Make the Craftsy kit quilt that I bought for our bed. 😔
3. Make some bags – at the very least one. 😔
4. Use some jelly rolls and layer cakes. (Started Layer Cake Explosion. Also started a jelly roll race.)
5. At least start the supersecret project I’ve been designing in my head for years.😔


  • Assembled Birds in the Air quilt top
  • Assembled Birds in the Air backing
  • Cut out fabrics for Surrounded by Scraps



  • Continued Getting to Know Hue
  • Began Clue Three of Surrounded by Scraps
  • Finished blocks for 2014 Designer Mystery BOM
  • Assembled center for 2014 Designer Mystery BOM
  • Second 2017 Finish – My Birds Are Geese (AKA Birds in the Air)


  • Completed Clue 3 of Surrounded by Scraps
  • Continued Getting to Know Hue
  • Two Layer Cake Giveaways


  • Started Layer Cake Explosion
  • Finished Surrounded by Happy Scraps
  • Finished the 2014 Designer Mystery BOM top
  • Made the backing for the 2014 Designer Mystery BOM


  • Made the binding for the Designer Mystery BOM
  • Continued Getting to Know Hue
  • Completed the 2014 Designer Mystery BOM and gifted it
  • Attended the Shipshewana Quilt Show with Amy, Carolyn and Stephanie


  • Started working on the Kimberly Einmo Lone Star
  • Worked on Layer Cake Explosion


  • Began Quinceañera Pillow planning
  • Continued working on Lone Star
  • Attended the Grand Rapids AQS Show


  • Started the Jolly Bar Jazz quilt
  • Brushed up on the machine embroidery skills
  • Made Quinceañera pillows
  • Bought a new, smaller sewing machine
  • Completed the Jolly Bar Jazz quilt
  • Took part in my first blog hop
  • Made a fall table runner
  • Started several other table runners


  • Completed four more table runners.
  • Cleaned and sorted the quilt studio/sewing room


  • Finished Lone Star Explosion
  • Finished the Nativity Wall Hanging
  • Made another table runner
  • And continued working on Getting to Know Hue and started adding borders to the Christmas Jelly Roll Race quilt


  • Began the Bonnie Hunter On Ringo Lake Mystery
  • Continued to work on Getting to Know Hue, started preparing the appliqué blocks
  • Used the cutting table as a wrapping station, thereby derailing much quilting
  • Began a knitting project. Yes, I know. I hate knitting but this shawl is gorgeous and the kit was on a great sale. Sigh. And I can get lots of help with it.





6 thoughts on “2017 in Quilting

  1. I like the way you showed month by month progress including what you started. I might do that. We’ll see. My starts are so fuzzy-as in I often try something that ends up as a quilt- that it might be hard.

    You did great work and I hope 2018 is as productive as 2017.

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