Looking Back at 2017 Quilt Projects

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It is always fun to look back at the past year and see what quilts and projects I have completed. Normally I have done a monthly blog review but it looks like April 2017 was my last one.

When dad got sick I really slowed down on my quilting and I have to say that if I hadn’t had commitments…..who knows what I would have finished! Accountability keeps me motivated! While going through my 2017 posts I actually found several that are still drafts! Some are AccuQuilt posts that go on their blog and then later I share them here.

Almost all of my quilt projects were made as commitments to Island Batik as their ambassador, AccuQuilt as a monthly guest and Fat Quarter Shop for several of their quilt alongs. I also became an ambassador for Aurifil and used their thread in almost all of my quilt projects.

Take a look at the graphic below….this is how far I got on my monthly review graphic! I believe I bought my new desktop computer in April and it has only been in the last month or so that I am moving all of my photos to it. I can’t believe I waited so long as Photoshop and Electric Quilt 8 open lightning fast!

2017 Monthly Blog Reviews

I look forward to a fun-filled year with lots of tutorials…….hopefully my old posts with “Tutorial coming soon” will get taken care of this year.

Last night I spent about 3 hours learning about Dropbox. I have had a free account for several years and have never fully utilized it. I have decided to put all of my files and photos in Dropbox with everything synced between my phone and computers so I upgraded to a paid account. Wish me luck and I’ll let you know how it goes! If you would like a free Dropbox account click here.

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Yearly review of quilt projects and posts on Freemotion by the River

December – Bath Runner Tutorial December – Christmas Pinwheels table runner
Log cabin bath runner tutorial Christmas Pinwheel Table Runner Tutorial
December – Christmas Tree Runner Resized November Wonky Heart Table Topper
Christmas Tree Table runner
November – Bella Skillbuilder October – Creative Borders
September – Jolly Bar Jazz September – Scattered Back to School blog hop
September – Daybreak Table Runner August – Batik QAYG placemats
July – Oh baby quilt – Dad comes home July – Bulls Eye Quilt
June – Snail Trail Classic & Vintage June – Tute-Happy Summer Tutorial
Tute-Happy Summer Tutorial
June – River Whirls Tutorial June – Dovetail Free Quilt Pattern
May – Coastal Mist Table Runner Tutorial May – Swirly Quilt
Coastal Mist Table Runner tutorial

May – Peppermint Bark Quilt Along
Peppermint Bark Quilt Along


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  1. jean dearling says:

    Hello connie, sorry to hear you have had to deal with the dreaded covid alongside moving to your lovely new home. Hope you soon feel fighting fit but do take care, moving is exhausting enough as it is.

    Looking forward to future emails and buying some of the pdf patterns I am seeing for next year. USA is certainly the place for quilting.

  2. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Mercy, Connie, you were very productive with your quilting projects!! Just looking at all the beautiful pictures of your work makes me tired!!! Being accountable to outside entities definitely helps in getting things done!

  3. Pat Evans says:

    I hope this means you are getting back on track with the monthly summaries as I find them very helpful especially when I’m trying to find a tutorial. I look forward to your projects in 2018 since you write such clear and detailed tutorials.

  4. Connie Dear I believe you accomplished a huge amount of projects in spite of all you stepped up to when your dad got ill. You were the best daughter EVER!!! 2018 will be a wonderful year and you will continue to amaze me with your beautiful sewing. Blessings Sweet Friiend…xo

  5. Quantity may have been down, but your work is all very beautiful. I’m looking forward to a fresh start in 2018 too.