Monday, January 9, 2012

12 in '12

a week or so ago, i was enjoying looking at all the mosaics people across the interwebs were posting of their finished projects from 2011, but at the same time i was feeling a bit down because i felt like i hadn't finished much in 2011. a pouch here and there, a bag or two for swaps, little things mostly.

then my friend safieh came to me with a proposal: co-host a challenge with her and our friend liz to complete twelve quilts (or other projects) in 2012. it sounded like a great way to stay motivated to fiish more quilts this year, so i said "yes!" especially since i was feeling like i hadn't accomplished much in 2011. but then saf started listing all the quilts i HAD finished in 2011.
My creation
in the end, i didn't have as many finishes as i'd have liked, but i did pretty well. my bigger problem was that i didn't take pictures and/or blog about my finishes, and then i couldn't remember them! turns out that in addition to the four quilts pictured above (pictures of two of which were just finally taken yesterday!), i also finished at least 4 more quilts that i don't have pics of!

so, on to the challenge . . .

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!

i plan to make my first finish a quilt for my dad's birthday in early february.

Hope you join in, too! Remember, the first link party will be on Tuesday, January 31 over at safieh's blog . . .


smazoochie said...

such a great idea!

Jacey said...

I thin it's a fun idea! I'll definitely participate as best I can. I have several WIPs I want to finish this year.

See you tomorrow, Amy!