2011 {looking back}

Wow, I can't believe 2011 is almost over. It was such a special year for me. I made my first quilt in December 2010 and that one quilt led to a whole year of absolutely obsessive sewing and quilting. And when I say obsessive, I mean really, really OBSESSIVE, like sewing almost every single day obsessive. I made a ton of quilts, every single bed in our house is covered with a quilt, plus we have some extras for snuggling while watching TV.
Oh, it was so much fun. Altogether, I made about 22!!! quilts. These are my favorites.

I also made pillows, and bags, and pouches, and many other small projects.

I took part in a few swaps and joined Do. good Stitches Charity quilting bee.

And even though I enjoyed every. single. moment. of my sewing obsession, it got completely out of control.

So, for the year 2012 my plan is to keep sewing, but also bring some balance into my life. I'd like my sewing to become a manageable hobby along with reading, some exercise, and spending more time having fun with my husband and kids. I still want to keep making quilts, just less of them.

My sewing goals for 2012:
*work on some more intricate quilts, I'm being drawn to Material Obsession 2 book and I'd like to keep going with Scrap Republic, too
*give FMQ a try, quilt at least one quilt using free motion quilting
*do some paper piecing
*work on some new bags and pouches tutorials and patterns, I started quite a few of these, but none got finished

Thank you all for coming along on this wonderful journey. Your encouragement is so invaluable to me, I love reading all your comments, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

Here's to a fabulous, crafty (and hopefully more balanced) 2012!!!