hello 2012!

2011 was quite a year! It goes without saying that by far the best part of 2011 was adding Max to our family! It’s still hard to believe that he’s gone from this –

to this in such a short amount of time!

Despite spending lots of time snuggling with Max, I managed to find some time for quilting and other sewing. Perhaps there were more starts than finishes, but I guess that just means there will be more finishes in 2012! Here’s a look at some favorites from 2011…

1. lotta charm quilt, 2. green flea market fancy strip quilt, 3. nautical quilt, 4. ruby star spring quilt, 5. kites in the clouds quilt, 6. strawberry seas baby strip quilt, 7. aidan’s quilt, 8. flea market fancy strip quilt in red and pink, 9. a smattering of Greenfield Hill, 10. red+purple quilt, 11. manly baby quilt, 12. echino baby playmat, 13. colorblock plusses – a baby quilt, 14. Innocent Crush Rectangle Squared quilt, 15. drunk love bee quilt, 16. shades of blue – flea market fancy strip quilt

I’m afraid I don’t get to say it often enough, but thank you all for reading, and a extra big thank you for those who take the time to comment. I certainly do love hearing from you, and I know that it takes extra time to leave a comment and for that I’m very appreciative!

I very much look forward to seeing what 2012 will bring!


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50 Responses to hello 2012!

  1. 1

    I love looking at your beautiful creations…Max included! What a cutie!

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    Debbie says:

    Your Max is a beautiful little boy! It’s amazing how much you’ve still managed to get quilted – it is all lovely!

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    Terri Harlan says:

    Wonderful year for you. Max gets cuter every day. Thank you for sharing him, and all your Awesome quilts with all of us on IG and in blogland 🙂

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    Claire says:

    Thank you for your beautiful blog; I absolutely love your quilts, they are stunning and inspirational. A very happy New Year to you and yours.

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    Suzanne says:

    I love your mosaic of FOs and find your work inspiring. Thank you for so graciously sharing. Happy New Year, Ashley!

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    Jewel says:

    MAx is so precious! Have a wonderful New Year!

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    Annabelle says:

    Lovely Max – didn’t he have a huge amount of baby hair? The quilts are great. Particularly like the strip quilts – I find these so rewarding – and so very fast. Happy New Year to you and thaqnks for the inspiration. xx

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    Elizabeth says:

    Your son is adorable! i hope 2012 brings you all good things Thanks for sharing your creativity! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and always look forward to your posts 😉

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    Tara says:

    OMG I think Max is my favorite thing you’ve made also!

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    mathea says:

    You have created a lot of beauty in 2011 – Max of course, that goes without saying 😉 but also a lot of lovely quilts. Thanks for sharing, and I can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring.

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    Angie says:

    Happy New Year to you and thank you for sharing your creativity with us! May 2012 bring you and your family much happiness and success!

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    Deb konopka says:

    I am amazed at what you accomplished in a year with a baby. I didn’t find time to start quilting until my son was in high school!

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    Jen says:

    Beautiful creative year Ashley! The Max pics are still my favorite 😉 Happy New Year!

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    Susan K from Canada says:

    thanks for your amazing blog – I really enjoy reading it each time – I love looking at your beautiful creations – such inspiration – I have one of your quilts – Central Park – HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    Debbie says:

    Your sweet baby Max is gorgeous!

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    Paige says:

    You were extremely productive for a year with a new baby! EVerything looks fantastic as Max is precious as always!

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    CitricSugar says:

    Oh, that babe! I love that he’s wearing a Honey Cowl… I just finished a second one last night.

    Beautiful work this year.

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    Munaiba says:

    Max is just gorgeous. What a lovely little boy.

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    randi says:

    happy new year to you, ashley!

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    Katy says:

    Love all your quilty makes from last year, happy new year to you all 🙂

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    Rebecca Warby says:

    I have watched max grow over 2011 and marvel at how quickly he went from a baby to a little boy.
    Your quilts are amazing and inspire me always. 🙂

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    maria do Carmo Pezzuto says:

    É assim mesmo, quando menos se espera o baby vira um pequeno homem.Juro que não vi minhas 3 filhas crescerem…lembro de todas as gracinhas,primeiras palavras,primeiros passos,primeiro dia da escola,primeira comunhão,primeiro namorado…primeiro neto TOBIAS,em setembro passado,em abril chega segunda neta MARIA RITA.E as costuras vão sendo adiadas,e ou,demoradas.Mas,você rendeu muito bem,parabéns.Saúde para sua família,FELIZ ANO NOVO,FELIZ ANO TODO!!!!!beijos Maria do Carmo Pezzuto

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    EG says:

    OH my goodness, he is so big and handsome! Happy New Year!

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    Claire Jain says:

    Awesome! What a beautiful recap. Pat yourself on the back for an adorable kiddo and all the amazing things you made this in 2011. Happy new year!

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    Eeva says:

    Thanks You for sharing your lovely quilts with us, I really enjoy Your blog. You are creative person and I wonder where you get the time to quilt when You have a little baby in the house. He is really cute too! Happy New Year!

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    Leisa says:

    Thank you for sharing not only Max, but all of your wonderful quilts and other projects. Happy New Year!

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    Jillian says:

    You accomplished much in 2011, but of course your beautiful Max is number one. Watch it, within what seems as a blink of an eye you’ll be at his wedding! 😉
    ~Jillian in North Dakota

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    Andrea says:

    As always your quilting is beautiful and inspirational. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    LeAnn says:

    You’ve had an amazingly productive year! Love your quilts. And I LOVE seeing the photos of little Max. They always brighten my day.

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    Kathleen says:

    It’s been my pleasure reading your blog and watching Max grow. I always look forward to what you create next. You have a great eye for color and pattern selection and everything is beautiful! Continued success in 2012.

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    Beccy says:

    Thank YOU for posting all your beautiful creations. Happy New Year!

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    Jeane says:

    Happy New Year Ashley. Thank you for such a wonderful and exciting year on your blog. Max has enriched blogland with all his cuteness and your quilts are so inspiring. I am planning my first real modern quilt this year.

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    jess says:

    Oh that smooshy tiny baby photo! So gorgeous 🙂 And your quilts are divine. But that photo of Max nearly makes me want another baby….

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    J Austin says:

    I have a little one too, about 8 months old, how on earth do you find time for all of these beautiful things! I stay home with her and still feel like there is barely time to do what has to be done! So proud to see someone using there time wisely 🙂

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    Becca says:

    Look at all that hair! 🙂 My oldest son had a similar mop…

    Lovely line up of quilts. Thanks for all the inspiration and happy New Year!

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    Donna says:

    Max looks like he was styled by baby GQ…what a handsome little dude. I made a Rectangle Squared baby quilt recently, thanks for the inspiration!

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    Siobhan says:

    Happy new year Ashley, looking forward to your lovely quilts for 2012 🙂

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    Kate says:

    Lovely work. Thanks for the inspiration too – here is my first string quilt, also using Ruby http://jemimaquilts.blogspot.com/2012/01/ks-quilt.html

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    HEDY KING says:

    Your Max is a beautiful little boy, as I’m sure you know! I love all your creations, they are so unusual and creative. Thanks for sharing your family and your work with us. Wishing you another wonderful year.

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    Krystal says:

    Thank you for all the continuing inspiration! I gotta tell ya, my todo list gets longer and longer every time I check your blog, which is at least weekly, if not every other day. Can’t say thanks enough- not only for the inspiration, but for the continuing optimism. As a working mom, it can be hard to keep my quilting fire going, but seeig all the beauty you post sure does help a ton!!

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    Wendy says:

    Your quilts are amazing and thank you for all the sharing you do. Enjoy your little one, they grow up so fast.
    Happy New Year!

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    Sydney says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever commented here, yet I think I should now. I’m mainly a knitter (and spinner), but yours was the first sewing blog I stumbled upon. I don’t even remember how I found you, but it was before you were even married. When I need some inspiration, I come to your blog. When I’m feeling a little down, I come here. I’ve started sewing again. Nothing difficult – mainly straight lines. You have given me the courage to jump in and do it. Thank you for that.

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    Katie says:

    What a gorgeous wee chap. The quilts are pretty awesome too. And thank you for such wonderful inspiration, it is always a delight to have a peak at what you are making. Happy 2012!

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    Cola says:

    I don’t comment enough but I love reading your blog! All of your quilts are great inspiration! Happy New Year!

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    Cindy says:

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!! I’ve been following your blog for some time now and love it! And of course, precious Max is absolutely adorable- always love seeing pics of him!:)

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    Molly says:

    Well thanks to you for inspiring me! I always feel like sewing after reading your blog. Of course, being a mother of three boys, I love seeing Max grow and get cuter with every picture. He’s an exceptionally handsome little boy!

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    JodieT says:

    I have enjoyed so much reading your blog and watching max grow up so much. I think he is one of the cutest little boys out there!
    It amazes me that you get so much stitching done and have a tiny one. I love your blog.

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    Pam says:

    Love love love your quilts. You seem to color inside the lines then have a ball coloring outside the lines. Your creativity and talent really turn loose then. Thank you..,.

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