Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 in Review

Another year gone.  I decided to make some collages of my projects this year as a way to look back with them all in one place.

This year saw four quilts finished.  My Farmer's Wife quilt (top left) won 1st place at the county fair and 2nd place at the State Fair.  The Momo Baby quilt (bottom right) will be for sale when I get my shop going over the next couple of months.  Two of these were on the UFO list.
I also completed five quilt tops that are patiently awaiting quilting.  Three were UFOs at the beginning of the year.

The Gypsy Wife Quilt Along - tonight I'm working on putting the top together. 

Clothing.  Still working on figuring out my body and the best way to sew for it, but I did better for the kids. 
 And a catchall of randomness.  I built a new sewing table (needs blogging), made doll beds for my cousins (but have no finished pictures!), and made an assortment of other things.  Overall, I had a pretty doggone productive year considering I work full-time.  Here's to a crazy 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tova #2

The second in the parade of Christmas gifts is this Wiksten Tova top for my sister.  She is in England getting her masters in Museum Studies at University College London, so I had to send this one across the pond. I was afraid it wouldn't arrive in time, but she got her package on Christmas Eve.  What perfect timing. 
I don't have a picture of her in it yet.  It's a straight size XS like her last one (grey birds) and is made from Cotton + Steel fabric.  She says she feels like a painter in it.  I'll say the easing of the sleeves was fantastic this time around.  I tried to take my time and do a good job but of course forgot to put a tag in it. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Baci's Quilt

Today is project  number one in the parade of Christmas presents and year-end finishes.  This was a UFO - the guest room quilt - that had been in the works since at least 2012, if not before. 
The HSTs were all sewn, and all that was left was to piece the top.  Several rows were sewn in September, and then it sat.  At the beginning of December, the top was completed and quilted in utilitarian style, 1/4" on either side of all seams. 
Being very pink and not really my style now, I changed the quilt from a full-size model to a lap quilt and sent it to my husband's Baci (grandma) for a Christmas present. 
She is delighted with it and very protective of it.  And I'm glad to have a UFO done and quilt gifted. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gypsy Wife QAL - November Blocks

It's been a month again.  This fall the kids had viruses, a sinus infection, I had a sinus infection, then a crazy Thanksgiving with a power outage, etc.  I lost my sewing mojo a bit. 

But, I've found it again, and I managed to finish up my Gypsy Wife blocks on November 30.  Then I had to wait until this weekend to photograph them with some actual sunlight! 

Here they are, the last of the blocks for the Gypsy Wife quilt. 

I love these half square triangle blocks.  I made the first one and then had the wild idea to rainbowtize the second one.  I love it even more.  

December is all about strips and assembling.  That is going to have to wait until after Christmas for me, but hopefully by New Years Eve I'll be rocking out a quilt top!

Linking up this month at No Hats!


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