Friday, December 23, 2016

December

My plan was to post my last finished quilt of 2016 this week. We had a beautiful warm day on Wednesday, time on our hands and found a great backdrop next to a restaurant in downtown Greenville. The lighting was perfect. And as I looked through my camera, I realized I had brought the wrong lens - can't get much of a quilt in with a Macro lens.

A sneak peek of a quilt that will come in a later post...


So I thought I'd share a few things I'm working on. Some WIPs or a preview of what's coming in 2017...

I never win giveaways {mostly because I seldom enter}, but I got lucky a few weeks ago and won a fat quarter bundle of fabric from Maureen Cracknell and Lady Belle Fabrics. It's Maureen's newest line for Art Gallery called Garden Dreamer. I used a pattern called Pop Star that's been on my radar just waiting for the perfect fabric line. It uses 12 fat quarters and was quick, fun and easy to do. Hope to get this one quilted soon!


2016 has been the year of stash busting for me! I haven't kept track yard by yard, but I can see my shelves are definitely lighter. On a whim one day, I pulled a stack of black, gray, pink and aqua fabrics and downloaded Camille's pattern Colorway. It was fun to play around with all the color combinations.


This quilt is slowly coming together. It's labor intensive with 400 half square triangles, which I'm happy to say are finally sewn and trimmed. The blocks are all looking alike, and that makes it tough for me to stick with. I make a couple at a time, then put it away for a few days. I've finished 13 of 20, so slowly getting there!


I decided I needed a hand sewing project for the winter and settled on a bit of embroidery and a bigger English Paper Piecing project. I played with a few different designs, and have settled on this block. I'll keep you posted on progress!


I really love this time of December. The hustle and bustle is winding down. We're finding joy in tradition. We're reflecting on the things that are truly important. We're sharing the love that's in our hearts just a little bit more. It makes me smile.

Wishing you each peace, love and joy this season and all year. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas and I hope you find a bit of quilty goodness under your tree!


7 comments:

  1. Such great projects you are working on. I just love that new Garden Dreamer fabric line and your blue quilt is going to be amazing - hang in there with it. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  2. Sending best holiday wishes to you and your family. Yes, kinda glad the excitement is beginning to wind down, lol. Just looking forward to the rest of the family visiting on Christmas. Some had to come celebrate early due to travel/work issues. 'Love your quilting projects, as always.

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  3. Your projects for 2017 look like lots of fun and variety. Merry Christmas to you and your family too. I have done quite a bit stashbusting in 2016, but hope to do much more in the coming year. I still don't notice much missing from my shelves and drawers.

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  4. Best Holiday Wishes to you and yours, Cindy!

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  5. I have loved following your quilt journey this year. Have made a couple of the same patterns after reading your blog and following you on instagram. Merry Xmas and may 2017 be a great year for you and your family?

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