Friday, January 15, 2021

Some Holiday Gifts

Now that all gifts have been received, I wanted to share a few things I made for family for Christmas.  (My Mom's gift took 28 days to go from NC to NJ!)

I had a FQ of this ballet fabric in my stash for awhile and decided to create a banner for my daughter's room.  I appliqued on the letters and had some fun placing them so they framed the dancers!

My daughter loved it and hung it across the window in her room.

For Mom, I made a pillow using fabric printed from Spoonflower.  This is all of her grandchildren and 2 spouses taken summer 2019.

I made yet another Hipster bag for one of my sisters in her favorite hunter green color. 

Finally, a bunch of journal covers.  These are very fun and satisfying to make!

Overall, my gift makes were less ambitious than prior years but I enjoyed the process and didn't feel rushed - a gift to myself.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Monday, January 11, 2021

Coming soon - the next Hand Pieced QAL!

I've been doing some secret sewing.  Some hand piecing to be precise.

Fans of our previous Hand Pieced QALs will be excited to hear that we are putting the final touches on the Hand Pieced QAL for 2021!

Kristin @ Simple Handmade Everyday and I have created a beautiful new quilt pattern for us to sew together.  You can sew along to make either a wall hanging or a throw sized quilt!

For everyone who participated in prior QALs, our new QAL will include some new skills to keep you challenged as well as practicing the skills you've already learned.  We are really excited by this year's pattern.

I'll be sewing with some FQs from the beautiful new Moda line Dancing in Paris by Zen Chic.  (Available in stores in March 2020.)

Mark your calendar for January 25 for the big quilt reveal.  We've got some amazing sponsors we can't wait to tell you about!  The pattern will go on sale on February 8th.

Until then, check out Book Club, our 2020 QAL - plus the hand piecing tutorials already available including 
Stay in touch and join our community so you don't miss a thing! 

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, January 8, 2021

UFO vs WIP 2021 Version

What's the difference between a UFO and a WIP?  

For me, a UFO - unfinished object - is a project I've packed away with intentions of finishing someday.

 A WIP - work in progress - is a project that while I may not be actively working on it, I intend to get back to it soon.

My WIP are shown below:

My UFO list is a bit longer.  All but one of these was a UFO coming into 2020.... some for several years now.  I created this list by looking at the UFO list in last year's planner and searching my blog for the photos.

Here is my UFO list as we start 2021:

Top row:
  • Kinship flimsy awaits quilting from 2019 - My goal is to try some unique FMQ designs.
2nd row:
  • downsized version of Cheryl's Mosaic Mystery QAL (2019) - I originally made this to be a wall hanging but I think I'll turn it into baby quilt
  • (downsized) version of Modern Handcraft's snowflake (2019) - just needs a binding
  • Star Wars blocks - there are 3 of them... not sure what to do with them but there are fun
3rd row:
  • Farmers Wife 1930's (2015-2016) - I've got all the blocks done but I made them with leftover fabrics that I wasn't so fond off.... which means I've got a pile of blocks I don't love
  • Rin (2017) is all assembled into a quilt top and I need to decide on quilting
  • Crossroads FQS pattern (2016) - quilting on this one is about 1/2 done and I'm not feeling it.  Sadly, I used some favorite fabric to make this one so I will finish and likely donate
bottom row:
It helps me greatly to virtually take all these projects out and remind myself of their existence.  I expect that there are a few more buried away that didn't even make the list.  If I find them, I will come back and update this post.

How many of these will be UFOs in 2022?

Have a wonderful day! Patty