Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 - off you shoo!

I think this year has been the biggest of my entire life. It's been the busiest year in regards to work, that's for sure. Although 2010 was the first year I had a job since getting pregnant with Grace in 1998 (yikes!) 2011 was the year that things started to really pick up with both Fat Quarterly and for myself as an individual. I got asked to submit to a couple of books (which aren't out yet, so I can't share projects from them - boo hiss), had a tutorial on Sew Mama Sew (which makes me so giddy inside, because that blog was probably one of the first sewing blogs I ever read and one I refer to all the time) and started to really feel I knew where my life was going, like this was how it was going to be, that I actually can say I make quilts rather than I'm a mum that hoards fabrics.

I made a heap of quilts. Way more than I thought I'd made.

2011 in quilts

I also started stuff and didn't finish it. Or I ignored stuff that I'd started before this year that could be finished really fast if I could be bothered. I get distracted easily. (Actually a couple of those pics are just ready to be quilted - the giant star in the first pic, and the flannel quilt).

WIPS and UFOs

I hung out with the best set of people, my sewing group (that rarely does sewing) Lynne, Brioni, Mandy, and Justine. We have such a bloody good laugh together. I feel truly blessed to have this lot as my real life friends. Next year I will get to hang out with them more - that's my goal.

Oh - and the biggest thing? That....

eeek!

That still hasn't quite sunk in. Not sure when it will. Maybe when I get a real copy in my little paws. Til then I do go look at it on Amazon most days. Saddo.

2011 was amazing, if 2012 is as good I might burst.

Happy New Year to you all - I wish you heaps of happiness and good health and all your dreams to come true. xxxx

41 comments:

patchworkandlace said...

You have had such a busy year and your quilts are all gorgeous ,and your book too well done you ,all the best for the coming year xxx

Sarah said...

What a cracking year! 2012 is going to be even better... Wishin you an awesomely fabulous new year xxx

Kelly said...

I have loved reading your blog this year :) happy new year!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Happy New Year! I'm sure 2012 will be more super duper than 2011:)

Maureen T. said...

Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for the inspiration in 2011. I always look forward to reading your blog posts. The quilts you have finished are fantastic and those yet to come will be just as fantastic if not more so!! Plus, I'm dying to get my hands on that book!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Whoah!! That's a super busy year!! Congrats on all the fabulous things that 2011 have brought you and it can only get better in 2012!

Katy Cameron said...

Hmm, hard to imagine 2012 topping 2011 for you, but I think the retreat might do it! Or do you in, either way... ;o)

Happy new year!

mathea said...

2011 was also the year I discovered your blog, and I must say that it has been a treat to see all the beautiful work you do. I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store.
I have been doing a bit of summing up of my own over here: http://craftymathea.blogspot.com/2011/12/that-was-2011.html

Christina said...

Congrats,Katy! I look forward to the books and always love the FQly editions.

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Such gorgeousness Katy! That fence gets a good quilt work out doesn't it ;). Looking forward to what you share with us in 2012!

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

Fantastic year of beautifantasticalness !!

The book is vay vay exciting ... It's in my basket! Can't wait for May!

Thank you for giving me so much inspiration this year - I've loved every one of your quilts, love your blog and love FQ.

Now my skills are a little sharper I'm so looking forward to putting them to work on one of my resolutions for 2012! ... the Constellation Quilt ... hmm swoon ....

Happy Healthy Inspired New Year x

Paloma said...

Way to go!! your quilts are amazing, very inspiring. Happy New Year 2012 to you and your family.

elsy said...

congratulations katy, well earned and deserved success.....by the way your blog is what i turn to for inspiration and although i dont always comment its a joy to read.....by the way the leek dish was much praised here.......happy new year

Flying Blind... said...

Happy New Year to you too - my Brit Bee Constellation is one of the first finishes I am aiming for in 2012. Start the year on a high xxx

Anonymous said...

lol, seeing that we do actually produce things makes the 'hoarding of fabric' less awkward when buying more. ;p

love all your projects and love reading your blog! ina

Catherine said...

what a lot of makes!! well done on such a successful year, here's to 2012

Jolene said...

just...WoW!! Seeing all your quilts together like this made me realize again how much I love your style!

I'm especially looking forward to seeing more of that big star made of of AMH. (those are the velveteens, I'm thinking)

diane said...

you have had a great year and well deserved. Congratulations.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

What a fantastic year! I'm sure 2012 will hold way more excitement for you!! :)

Sarah said...

You've had such a fantastic year! I love seeing all your projects.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you - yours was one of the first quilting blogs that really caught my eye and made me even consider making a quilt of my own. Thank you so much! I've now started a couple, plus I come on here everyday to check out the eye candy. xx

Terri said...

Bravo, my friend. Truly AMAZING!

CaraQuilts said...

2011 was both awesome and terrible for me so I'm hoping to continue the awesome and drop the terrible for 2012!
Congrats on all the great things! You've worked hard and have loads of talent!

Lorraine said...

What a year !!
Congrats & here's to 2012 xx

Justine said...

You've had a fab year bird and I know 2012 will bring more for you! On a personal note I can't thank you enough for the support, encouragement, teaching, fabric enablement and friendship you've given me since we met. You and the other girls in our sewing circle are truly the best friends anyone could have. Mahoosive Hugs!!!

Mandalin said...

Thanks for taking us along on the ride Katy, can't wait to see where the 2012 journey leads!

Jodie said...

And I still have and love two of your softies....I knew you when....
Katy, I hope 2012 is a cracker for you and and FQ.

ScissorsandThread said...

Other achievements of course include discovering FQ had its own groupie in the form of me at FofQ and you also forgot to include the release of your own range of glossy sewing cabinets in 2012. They will be out this year won't they?
It was great to meet you in 2011, thanks for my introduction and semi addiction to Twitter, can't wait for the release of your book and June!

DaMommie said...

Love love your style and projects. Your book is on my list of must have's! Keep up the incredible work and may 2012 be as kind to you as 2011.
Happy New Year!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous quilts! :)
Happy New Year!

sewkatiedid said...

happy happy lady! can't wait to see the book!

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a great quilty year! Can't wait for the books!!

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