Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another year is about to come to a close. 2008 has been good to me and my family.
Topping all the lists would be The Princess' return. While it was an adjustment for everyone in the beginning, it has been nothing but wonderful to have her in the same time zone once again.
Hubby filled my heart with love and laughter every day of the year.I enjoyed the garden . . . . silly squirrels excepted - all spring and summer long.
We continue to enjoy it's bounty now with a full freezer and pantry.All along the way there were quilts - a lot got started, a few got finished, all were enjoyed.
But in the end, it was really about the scraps. I knew at the beginning of the year that I had to organize and attempt to streamline my quilting supplies. The first step was attempt to tame the scrap basket.
I was exhausted and amazed when I finally found the bottom of the basket. You can read all about it here.
Still I would have never thought that from the contents of that basket I would find all of these quilts! Take a look for yourself.

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All of those quilts came primarily from scraps. I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it with my own eyes. Still at the end of the year, I have an abundance of scraps that I can work with all through the year. That is some great news.
Wishing you all the best for a happy and prosperous New Year. And if for some reason life hands you scraps - find a way to make a quilt.

40 comments:

Milah said...

Wow! You got a lot of milage out of that scrap basket. That's pretty amazing!
I wish you a very productive and prosperous 2009. Can't wait to see what next year brings.
Blessings!

Takako said...

Libby

This is just amazing accomplishment that you have done this year! Congratulations!! Making scrap quilts out of the stash is my goal for the next year, too.
Thanks your wonderful inspiration and have a happy new year!!!

Tak

Quilt Hollow said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the slide show of all those lovely little quilts made from scraps. Why is it everybody else scraps seem so much prettier when you see them in quilts?

Lorraine said...

Wow!....great effort with the scrap basket Libby....! I have to whip mine into shape this coming year I think...it is taking over my cutting table...! Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2009!

Guðrún said...

This is amazing. You are so productive, all those quilts you have made during the year!!! Happy New Year.

Karen said...

I am impressed with all your scrap quilts. That scrap basket must be twelve feet tall. Seems like it is bottomless. Want some more scraps?

Catherine said...

You certainly knows how to turn scraps into quilts!! I'm impressed!
I hope you have a wonderful 2009 -- with lots of little quilts from scraps!

Anne said...

Wow, great job and sense of accomplishment. Love all the stockings. Can't wait to see what you finish in 2009.

Sew Unique Creations said...

I really enjoyed your "scrap basket video" What lovely creations!

Stephanie D. said...

I'm thinking the way for all those scraps to look so wonderful together and more like planned projects is due to sticking to one "family" or category of fabrics--meaning all brights, or all primitives, etc, because yours look so beautiful!

I'm afraid my scraps are all over the field, so maybe I should group them a little better. Still, I don't think anything I make could be as lovely as what you've produced this year, Libby!

Here's to a wonderfully scrappy New Year!

Carol said...

What a wonderful year! Here's to 2009!

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow, you have finished many, many quilts AND made that neat slide show :-). Wonderful creations!

Connie W said...

An enjoyable post! Wishing you a very happy and safe new year with your family.

Bren said...

I came across your blog and am in awe of your quilts. What an inspiration you are! I'm going to add you to my list so I can be inspired through the year.

Hugs, Bren

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOOHOO you did very well with your scrap basket - lovely lovely treasures. Happy 2009 Libby

Hugs - karen

May Britt said...

All those quilts out of your scrap basket. Amazing. I don't dare to think about all the quilts that can be made out of my stash LOL
Wish you a happy new sewing year and look forward to read you posts in the new year. Take care.

Angie said...

WOW, Libby, all of those quilts are simply AMAZING!!! They are all beautiful---and YOU are such an inspiration!! Thank you for a wonderful year of sharing your life, inspiration and support with us! Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Libby!

dee said...

Your video was such fun to watch. You have such a "look" that I think of you immediately when I see a beautiful primitive quilt. What pleasure it's been to watch your progress all through the year.
Happy New Year Libby. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next and knowing it will be wonderful.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Happy New Year Libby! Look forward to seeing all the beautiful quilts you will make this year!

Wendy said...

You've had a very busy 2008, I really enjoyed the video. I'm looking forward to what 2009 will bring.

Darlene said...

Wow, you did get alot of mileage out of your scrap basket - way to go! I wasn't as productive in 2008 as I have been in years past but I'm looking forward to a very productive 2009.

Happy New Year to you and yours, Libby!

Julie in the Barn said...

What a fun slide show, Libby. You have been so productive with your scraps. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity during the past year. I look forward to your fun & inspiring posts in 2009. Happy New Year to you, Hubby, and the Princess.

Idaho Quilter said...

Looks like you had a very productive year, Happy New Year.

MARCIE said...

Way to go Libby! What a treat for me to see all the wonderful things you have created this year! You are my hero! Happy New Year my dear!

Jeanne said...

You had a great scrap basket! The projects made from it are fantastic. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Juliann in WA said...

You were simply productive this year! Well done and Happy New year

Candace said...

Libby - Happy New Year to you and your family! What a terrific post and my gosh - I am so impressed with your "scrapability"!
Cheers!

Stina said...

Libby the scrap queen!!! It´s amazing... and a lot of wonderful quilts!!
I love them all!! :o)
Hope you will make just as many the next year and inspire us all!! :o)

Diane said...

Wow, what an amazing accomplishment for 2008. Can't wait to see what the new year has in store for you. Happy New Year!

Dixie said...

You accomplished so much during 2008, Libby! Just love all your quilts. Here here for more quilting fun during 2009!

Eileen said...

What a lot of neat quilts out of that scrap basket. Bet you can do the same this year.

Happy New Year,

Finn said...

Happy New Year Libby! Here's to another year of good friends, good quilts and lots of scraps *VBS*
It's a lovely post. Your scrapbasket offerings are just delightful. I especially like the feather tree with the snowmans head!
All my best wishes to you and yours, including dear Harper. Hugs, Finn

Kathy Wagner said...

What a fun "year in review" post!
Don't you have a huge sense of accomplishment when you see all that you have worked on?!?!
I enjoyed the slide show of your quilts!

Amanda said...

I am amazed at how many quilts you made from that scrap basket. They are all beautiful!

Happy New Year!!

The Demanding Doll said...

Lovely, lovely scrap quilts. I enjoyed your slideshow and feel inspired. I have a goal to use (mostly) scraps/stash this year.

Happy new year and happy quilting for 2009.

Cara said...

WOW! What a great collection of quilts! I could not decide which one was my most fave so I LOVE EM ALL! Lol! : ) You have inspired me to maybe try to use up my scraps this year- oh where to start! Happy 2009 and may you keep on making quilts from your scraps, reeping bountiful rewards from your wonderful garden and continue to have fun with your hubby and the Princess! Thanks for being so inspiring!

julieQ said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful year! I am really looking forward to the coming year, fun of quilting fun. I have absolutely fallen in love with your blue and white nine patch variation quilt in your collage...may I try to duplicate it much smaller?? Happy New Year, Libby!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wel done Libby..another great year...and good luck on that skirt....zips are half the reason I use a lot of shirring elastic! Tracey

Carole said...

Amazing! All lovely! Perhaps if I stopped being so effecient in my cutting, I'd have a scrap basket that consisted less of backing and more of quilt top fabrics! lol Okay, so I throw some of it way! guilty as self charged! lol 2008 has been quite the productive year for you! Here's to 2009! Cheers!

kcenya1950 said...

OMG I just love the scrap quilts. It makes me want to go grab mine and get to work. Your colours and pattern choices are wonderful and I love your picture taking background.