Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in numbers.

Saturday, December 31, 2011
2011 in numbers.

16,055 & counting comments
5,291 photographs

170 blog posts

64 projects started
61 projects finished {some started in 2010}
13 new patterns


1 BIG move.


In January I made the pink banner quilt above & photographed it out in the freezing cold.  My dad quickly snapped a few photos and in that shirt time my fingers were freezing.  In October my brother & I went out for a quilt photo shoot in which I was wearing a tank top and shorts.  I miss my friends, I miss the food, but I don't miss the cold!

A year ago I couldn't have guessed that this is where I'd be.  2011 has been a really LONG year.  I've grown up a lot & learned a lot about myself in the process.  I'm happier than I've been in a really long time and finally feel like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.  Here is to hoping that 2012 is just as sweet.

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edit to answer some of your questions.
1. The large quilt shown above is my pink banner quilt.  The pattern is by Vanessa of V&Co and is available here.
2. The left bottom quilt is Come What May, one of my new patterns.
3. The center quilt is Raspberry Dessert, a quilt design I published in a magazine earlier this year.  For those of you interested in making it that missed out on the magazine I'm working on making it available in another format.  I'll keep you updated on it.
4. The last small quilt on the right is Home at Last my quilt currently featured on the cover of Quilts & More Magazine.


© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

20 comments:

Becky M said...

Congrats on such a big year! Wishes for a fantastic 2012.

Denise in PA said...

So glad CA is everything you hoped it would be! Best to you in 2012! o:)

mascanlon said...

Start counting the comments for 2012! I know it'll be an exciting year too! Over 60 projects and a major move too, amazing Julie. Happy New Year!

Sunnybec said...

Happy New Year Julie xx

Josie McRazie said...

What a great year!! Happy New year and here's to more great adventures in 2012!!

Esch House Quilts said...

What a productive year you had! 61 projects and 13 patterns is amazing.

Hope 2012 is even better!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Wow!!!! Now that is one amazing year :)

aneela said...

That's a lot of digits up there!!
Here's to a great 2012 for you!!!!

heartsease54 said...

You have had an interesting year-thanks for taking us along for the ride. Have a great 2012 Julie!

Denise :) said...

Happy New Year to you, Julie! May your 2012 be filled with happy adventures! :)

amy smart said...

Julie - You have had quite a year!! I'm excited to see what you do next. I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you in real life this year. :)

Good luck and best wishes for 2012!

Amy xo

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

You have had an amazing year! I love all you have done. Do you ever have down time? Love that banner quilt...is there a pattern? Happy New Year to you! Karen

VickiT said...

I am happy that you feel you are exactly where you feel you should be Julie. Not too many can say that. Great job.

Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is just as amazing for you

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

Have loved watching your year unfold Julie ... here's to a cracking 2012!

Gina C. said...

I was wondering what pattern you used for the middle picture at the bottom of your photos? It's absolutely beautiful.

Sandy said...

Have loved watching your journey. Health and happiness for you in 2012. Happy New Year!

CitricSugar said...

That's a heck of a year, JB! You accomplished a ton.

Love the new sewing cabinets, too.

bethanndodd said...

Sounds like a great year to me ;)Wishing you the best is 2012!
Smiles~Beth

**nicke... said...

that is a lot of big numbers! congrats!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh I hope you have a wonderful 2012 with lots of creative energy and ideas.

Smiles,
Kelly