Friday, December 28, 2012
The Year Review
So let's compare this time last year with now.
Things I made this year
1. Crochet snood. I made two of these in the end one large, one small just so I could perfect the stitch. Otherwise my crochet has been poor this year. 2. A Sewing machine mat for Rachel's birthday. 3. The Swoon quilt. This was a huge project. It's the biggest quilt I have ever made. I won't be making such a monster for a while, but I am glad I did it. 4. The Swoon offset quilt. Technically it's not quite finished as I have to sew a bit of the binding but it was so close and I have so little to show for 2012 that I thought I would include it. I'm glad I managed to use up all my leftovers as the Swoon is quite wasteful. 5. The elephant mobile for Penelope. 6. The appliqué moses basket quilt. A hit! it's been washed loads and is all nice and soft now. 7. Pen's hexagon diamond paper pieced quilt. Although small, this was epic in terms of man hours invested in it. I am really pleased with it. 8. A pincushion. It didn't take very long which made it good fun. I am quite surprised how much I enjoyed log cabin. I can feel a new project brewing. Unfinished projects from 2011 1. The Sawtooth Star Quilt. I have done loads on it. I just need to finish sewing the top together. I don't have the space to baste it though so it might have to wait until I have got rid of all our boxes of stuff we still haven't unpacked. 2. The rainbow Hexagon quilt. It just needs tacking together but I have no space to lie it flat on. It's not that big so I will have to see it can make space somewhere. 3. The postage stamp quilt. it's a whole heap of work still left to do unless I make it a bit smaller which I might well do. New projects 1. I'd like to make this scrap quilt, but I think it is the fabrics which make it so I need to think long and hard about them. I like these and these fabrics. 2. Car quilt. We need a warm blanket for the car seat, something soft that tucks in. It occurred to me that I have kept a pile of old cashmere jumpers somewhere which I could layer together to make a super warm, soft mini quilt. I could crochet the edges like this. I even have some wool for it. 3. My Petra Prins kit still waiting for a rainy day. I think it's time to crack it out this year! 4. I'd like to make this little Maggie Wise quilt. Mum bought me the material and pattern for my birthday. 5. I'd like to make an Irish chain quilt like this or this or this. Courses None! Boooo. I have been kind of busy though so I thought I would give myself a break. I am all about learning from books these days. Resolutions for 2013 To continue finishing things off instead of starting big new projects To not buy new fabric To get back into sewing now that Penelope is a bit more independent To do more knitting and crochet so I don't forget Resolutions from last year Slim down my project cupboard - I think I did pretty well on that score. Sift out any fabric that isn't in my a list - haven't got very far with this. Finish the hexagon quilt so I can put it away and have a break from these technicolour projects I seem to keep doing. Time for some subtle colours. - I think my Liberty fabric quilts are much more subtle and less 'modern'. Keep up with the crochet. So I don't forget what I learn. - I need to get back this, especially now that Jess has put me to shame with this! That's it!