Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Year Resolutions

So it's that time of year again, when we look back at the year that's gone, and look forward to the new one. I've been lucky to have taught some lovely people this year, and given a few talks as well - something I enjoy! I have also sewn more than I thought, and added it all up.....

Items made (ie: finished!) = 5 quilts (2 presents, 2 for Project Linus and 1 sampler quilt), 28 heart cushions and 18 drainage bag bags, 6 pincushions, 6 needlecases, 1 sewing caddy and matching thread catcher/pincushion, 2 sewing machine covers, 2 journal quilts for competition and 12 journal quilts for the Contemporary Quilt Challenge.......
Each little quilt measures 6" x 12". I set myself the theme of 'Entertainment', and limited the colours to red, yellow, black and white.

I took the decision to buy as little as possible in 2015, and use what I already have. By and large, I have kept this promise, but there are times when you have to make a purchase! Anyway, the same promise for 2016, in an attempt to reduce the stash to a more manageable size!

Next year, I plan to finish more UFOs and PHDs, and not start anything else......except things I have already committed to do. (Please understand that some of these commitments are still in my head, but they count!)

Also plan to post more on this blog, and add pictures - it serves to remind me that I am quite productive, really! Anyway, I shall spend the first day of the new year as I usually do - sorting out my sewing room ready to begin. Happy New Year!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Small things

I found a pattern for some delightful needlecases on the Internet, very quick to make. So I made six! So far!

Feeling lately that I haven't done very much, so I've started to keep a running total of completed things,  and it's more than I thought. Still a lot of unfinished things,

Monday, 8 June 2015

Modest success at Malvern

Have just checked the date of my last post, and I'm ashamed to see that it's almost 6 months ago! As my mum used to say - where does the time go?

Anyway, these 2 little journal quilts won a runner-up rosette and were displayed at a few shows, including Quilts UK at Malvern last month. I was thrilled to bits! The theme was 'Picture This', and they were inspred by a photo of a stained glass window.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Curves Sampler Quilt

I've finally finished the Curves Sampler Quilt, including a sleeve and label! Some traditional blocks as well as some designed by me. I'm really pleased with the way it has turned out. Every block contains curves, either pieced or applique, or the illusion of curves, which is enhanced by curved machine quilting. Now to continue with the new sampler quilt, including blocks from both this one and the Star Sampler....