Friday, January 3, 2014

Looking back at 2013

I was trying to figure out whether I did many creative things during 2013. I guess I did. I did all of the challenges for my 2 challenge groups, I made a small quilt for a QU class, I made 2 lap quilts, and I made the traditional ornament for my daughter. Here is a look back.

The 12 by 12 challenge quilts. We only did 5 last year.

2013twelveThe group has chosen a different challenge for 2014. For 2014 we had to submit 3 things to the group…a word, a color scheme, and a technique. The words, color schemes and the techniques are put into 3 separate hats and one is drawn from each and those 3 things become the challenge. Should be interesting.

The 15 by 15 challenge quilts.

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Blue flower quilt made in Susan Brittingham’s Flower Power class.

My MIL saw this quilt just sitting on the dresser in the guest room and commented that she liked it. I asked her if she wanted it and she said yes. Now I have to sew a sleeve on it, but as least someone will be hanging it on a wall instead of it just sitting on the top of a dresser.

Traditional lap quilts made to use up fabric and maple leaf blocks from an exchange.

I sent these out to be quilted.

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Eiffel Tower ornament made for my daughter.

She loved it.

Thanks for looking back with me. Hope you had a creative 2103 as well. And of course we all hope for lots of creative endeavors in 2014.

I am taking the online master class with Elizabeth Barton this year and hope to get much better at making really good art quilts. What do you want to accomplish this year?

Chris

1 comment:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Isn't it funny how often our memory fails us? Most years I too feel I haven't done much only to discover I did when I take a closer look. Maybe it's because I get too focused on all the things I never get around to.

This year I'm trying to stay wide-open to exploration on all levels. That means more experimentation with linocuts and stamping for one thing. And I'm hoping to work on a water series. It's been percolating for over a year and I think it's ready actual exploration. This of course means that first and foremost, I need to be in the studio more than I was last year, get back into a routine that puts me there nearly every day, if only for a few minutes.

Happy New Year, Chris. I look forward to seeing what you do with Elizabeth's class.