Monday, January 04, 2010

"OPAM Challenge" Finished Projects 2009 Recap

When I joined the OPAM challenge in January of 2009 I never imagined I would finish so many projects, many of which were gifts. The group was made up of many (279) quilters from around the world. By the end of 2009, I completed 75 projects (and many other random blocks and a few quilt tops); but the amazing thing about this was that there were a total of 5,694 finishes for the entire group! WOW!! Now that is a whole lot of sewing and quilting!! It was fun to be a part of this group and keeping track of my finishes. I plan to join it for 2010!! FOr the 2010 OPAM, Kris over at Tag Along Teddies is the co-host with Peg at Happy in Quilting.

I made a lot of Pieced Future Firefighter blankets for the many new babies of my husband's fire dept, like this one:

Here's a recap of what I completed:
  • (1) Nine Patch Baby Quilt for Baby Liam with Zoo Animals for Backing
  • (3) Future Firefighter Pieced Nine Patch Top and Flannel Backed Baby Blankets
  • 1 (dozen) Rolled Hem Receiving Blankets for Mountain Baby Blankets Project
  • (1) "Hugs & Kisses" Pieced top and Flannel Back Baby Boy Blanket
  • (1) "Flyboy" Lap Quilt for a great friend
  • (1) Baby Girl Pieced Nine Patch and Flannel Back Baby Blanket
  • (1) Quick Trip with Kitties Lap/Crib Quilt for the Mountain Baby Blankets Project
  • (1) "My Quick Trip to the Flower Gardens" Quilt Oversized Lap (64 1/2" X 84 1/2") for a Girl Scout Auction
  • (1)Tossed Nine Patch Baby Quilt for my nephew's first born
  • (1) Set of 4 "Lover's Knot" Placemats (Pieced and Quilted)for my son and daughter-in-law!
  • (1) Fabric-Reusable Shopping Tote Bag for my sister!
  • (1) Queen Size "Orion's Star" Quilt (Eleanor Burns newest book!) A close-up of the block:
  • MAY
  • (1) "How Charming" Queen Size Quilt for my nephew's wedding this month! (started & completed in May 2009 )
  • JUNE
  • (1) "Funky Flowers" Wallhanging (my Original Pattern) for "Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap"
  • (1) "Our Quick Trip to Novato" Lap Quilt (thank you gift for good friends)
  • JULY
  • (1) "4 Squares and Animals" Baby Boy Quilt for a good friend (my original design!)
  • (1) Baby Boy Pieced Nine Patch and Flannel Back Baby Blanket
  • (1) Fabric-Reusable Shopping Tote Bag for "Favorite Things" Online Swap
  • (1) Set of New Valances for my newly painted master bath!
  • (1) Toddler Sundress for my granddaughter, Gigi-she is always on the move and it's hard to get a picture of her still....
  • (1) "A Day at the Beach" Wallhanging (my Original Pattern) for the Good Ole' Summertime Mini Quilt Swap
  • (1) Christmas "Nine Patch Party" Lap Quilt (from Eleanor Burns' book Still Stripping) A close up of the quilt and border:
  • (2) 9 Patch Pieced Baby Size Quilt/blankets
  • (1) "Future Firefighter" Pieced Baby Blanket
  • (1) Matching Big Brother Firefighter Pillow Case
  • (1) Nightie top for my granddaughter, Gigi
  • (1) Big Sister Pillow Case
  • (1) Banquet Length TableCloth for my Table
  • (1) PJ Bottoms to match Gigi's Nightie top
  • (1) Hawaiian Dress for my Granddaughter. Gigi
  • (4) Baby Burp Cloths (aka "ni-nites" for my granddaughter!)
  • (1) Baby Girl Quilt (4 Patch and Squares with Panel back)
  • (1) Christmas Table Runner (Surprise Gift for SSCS)
  • (1) Adorable Taffeta Christmas Dress for my granddaughter, Gigi
  • (6) Fabric-Reusable Shopping Tote Bags-Christmas Gifts for friends
  • (2) Sets of 8 Reversible Half-Circle Christmas Napkins-fold into Christmas Trees
  • (2) Christmas Fabric Banquet Length Tablecloths
  • 1 (dozen) Hand Knit Kitchen Cloths
  • (2) Hand Knit Beanies for my granddaughter
  • (1) Hand Knit Scarf for Gigi
In addition to the projects I finished, I also made several blocks (for group quilts) and other quilt tops (that need to be quilted), some of which are pictured at the end of my finished projects also on my flickr page.

Here's the link to my flickr page with more pictures of most of my completed projects (somehow I didn't get pictures of all the projects!)


May Britt said...

You got an amazing amount of finished projects. Good luck in OPAM 2010. And I will join as a member this time so I'll be there.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Karen! It was wonderful to have you join May Britt and I for OPAM 09 and I'll look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you create this year. You sure managed to finish a lot of projects - good on you! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Busy Little Quilter said...

Wow! That's some kinda sewing going on there!!! Congratulations!

I joined the group for 2010. I'm excited. I don't see me finishing as many things as you did, but I'm sure I'll make a dent in my UFO collection.