Good-bye 2017

Here it is the January 6th, 2018 and I am finally getting around to posting a wrap up of 2017.  Oh, well.

2017 was a mixed bag of meeting goals, however the most important one was accomplished which was the completion of the Lincoln quilt top.

I wanted to start 2018 with empty design walls which didn’t happen.  The quilt top that didn’t get finished in 2017 is Bouillabaissee.

Bouillabaissee will be a twin-sized quilt and only five of the small blocks had been made when I started concentrating on this project in the middle of December.

Imagine the other two side triangles and that is what the block will look like.  There are 12 blocks in the top each measuring 20″ square.  Hopefully it will be completed by the end of the month.

Another big goal for 2017 was to machine quilt 25 tops – and yeah, that didn’t get done either.  22 quilts were completed, # 23 needs the sleeve sewn down to be finished and #24 & #25 are layered with backing & batting awaiting their turn for machine quilting.  The intent of the goal was met though – 22 quilts were finished and 18 quilt tops made making a net reduction of 4 quilt tops.  All progress, however small, is celebrated here.

Looking back at 2017 many smaller goals were crossed off the list.  My first Jen Kingwell designed quilt was made,

several old UFO’s are now quilts or quilt tops,

and a block on my sew-some-day list was made into a top.

And here is the yearly picture of all the empty spools – not as many as last year, but still a respectful amount.

Next time a look forward to 2018.


4 thoughts on “Good-bye 2017

    1. Marlene Post author

      I bought the pattern and half-yard black & tan fabric bundle at the Denver Quilt Show years ago. The booth had a sample made with these colors that really caught my eye. To tell the truth, I am not sure that I would have bought the pattern if I hadn’t seen the sample. It is a fun pattern although taking longer to sew than I originally thought it would.

  1. Monica Higbie

    I love the bouillabaisse. It has a glow to it. What is the name of the black and white (second picture after bouillabaisse)? Bento box?? Beautiful work and quite an ambitious year.

    1. Marlene Post author

      It is the a variation of the Bento Box pattern. The blocks were made in two sizes and the center blocks were turned to form to appear more like squares. This was an old UFO that wanted to come out to play. Thank you for stopping by.


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