Sunday, 10 January 2016

And sew, it's 2016

So 2015 has been and gone, thank goodness.  I didn't get much quilting done last year but I plan for that to be different in 2016.  I've begun by working on a few different projects because that seems to be the way that I enjoy quilting the most.

Scrappy Stars  - these are inspired by Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I love making wonky star blocks and have pieced the around other bits of quilting.  They make me smile.  In 2014 and I did Angela's Rainbow Scrap Sampler which is still blocks, and ideas for sashing, but I learned so much from that project.  You can see the Challenge here along with what others are doing this year. 


Allietare - Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt available for a short time on her blog where you see lots of different versions of this.  I have (just today, whoop whoop) finished all my blocks.  I'm going to square the quilt off by adding an extra row so it will be a while before it all goes together.


Garden House - hmm this is a washed out photo taken back in June when my BFF and I went to the beach for a week of sewing.  These past couple of weeks I've done some more work on these blocks.  I remade the house block to fix the colours and the skewed-ness, made some more blocks, carefully calculated my fabric *ie, did a guesstimate* and I think I have enough to finish it.  I fell in love with this quilt all over again so it  is staying out so that I keep it top-of-mind. 


Quilt Along Sampler - In 2014 I started working on the Classic Meets Modern Quilt Along hosted by Erin at Sew At Home Mommy.  I was excited to use some of my hand dyed fabric, and full of good intentions for this sampler but I run out of steam about half way through the year.  It became another part project in a box and I had some feelings of guilt about the poor neglected blocks that I hadn't got round to making.  The more I thought about it the worse it got.  Hmmmm....  Time to reevaluate.  I had listened to podcast recently about just this very topic... moving on the UFOs.  So I laid out what I had done an assessed where it was at.  Looked at the fabric I had.  Looked through the blocks patterns that were left in the Quilt Along and decided that I didn't want to make those... not that there was anything wrong with them, but I had looked at them too many times thinking "I must...." and I was bored with them.  I chose some new blocks to make from other web based Quilt Along and pattern sites.  I've now made 9/12 blocks.  I've cut pieces for the 10th, have a list of the remaining blocks and the website addresses for them, and have chosen a setting, which I have the fabric for.  This UFO is moving on.  So here is the before photo.... when I've made all the blocks I'll update with an after photo.


I think I could have called this post "Pot Luck" because there's a little bit of everything in here LOL.  It should make for a fun, quilting and creative 2016.



10 comments:

  1. your wonky stars look great done all in blue. I like your house and garden wip too, lovely soft colours.

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  2. Nothing wrong with pot luck!
    Lots of lovely blues in your projects. Good luck with your finishing they are all too lovely to not be finished.

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  3. Lovely Allietare, It's coming good!!

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  4. Making good progress. Looks like you have lots of great finishes to look forward to this year.

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  5. I love making wonky stars too - there is something about them that pulls you right in, isn't there? It looks like you have been busy and off to a great start for the new year. Nice.

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  6. You have plenty to work on! Your blue wonky stars look great.

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  7. The wonky stars seems to be a fun project to play during RSC.

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  8. Wonky stars are always fun to make. :- )
    Looks like you've made some realistic plans for 2016. Here's to a successful finish!

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  9. These are all such adorable projects, especially your wonky stars!

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  10. Beautiful stars! I love all your blocks : )

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