Saturday, 3 January 2015

Reveiw of my 2014 Quilting Year

Looking back I can see just what a busy year I've had in my sewing room.  It kicked off early in January when I returned from a surprise trip to Vegas, whilst there I managed to visit a couple of quilt shops  - I must be one of the few people who went to Vegas and didn't have a gamble but did get excited about the quilting shops in the vicinity!!!  Anyhow I bought some lovely fabric and patterns for bags and other small projects. 

A craft bag............


And a bag using "grommets"......



Both of these bags have been made more than once in 2014 as they are both useful and satisfying to make.  

As for quilts...... Well I started my lovely Downton Abbey sampler quilt, this though was not a 2014 finish.  I began well but ran out of steam when I got to the curved piecing and it finally got put aside after attempting the tangled star block, I got in such a tangle that all the bits ended up in the bin!!! But I intend to return to this quilt with renewed purpose THIS year, you heard it here!!!

So what about the quilts I did complete.  There were five completed quilts, two completed tops and two more started ( not counting the sampler). Alongside the quilts I have made a number of cushions including two cathedral window ones, a felt bunny and some knitted toys for Mimi.  

Table runners were another of my fascinations in 2014. Friends and family will be able to attest to this as they figured highly in my gift list this Christmas.........




Both Sharon and I mastered the train case....



And I had my first venture into appliqué after visiting the National Quilting Championships at Sandown. I made a Lynette Anderson bag...


So I've tried a few new techniques, made some useful and pretty stuff and had a great time doing it and what's more I now have a blog to tell you all about it!!!!!


Happy new year to you all and looking forward to another great year of stitching fun!!

Jacky o

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