Happy New Year my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous festive season. I’ve had a really good one but I must admit I look forward to getting back to normal. Well whatever normal is!!!
So tell me; have you made a whole load of resolutions? Well I have decided not to make resolutions; somehow I never manage to fulfil what I promise to do. So I’ll pass on making resolutions this year. Instead I will make a list of gentle goals 2015. That’s what I did last year and it seems there’s a lot less pressure to live up to expectations. So once again I’m going to be kind to myself by setting gentle goals.
So in the spirit of getting back to normal I made an effort to put the Christmas decorations away this afternoon. There weren’t many decorations adorning my home so it wasn’t a difficult job.
I had the chance to do a wee bit of work in my sewing room in between celebrating over the past week. So here’s a little progress report. I longarm quilted this little quilt …..
This quilt is one I hand pieced in my armchair over several evenings. I used nine fat quarters to piece the nine patch blocks and some yardage for the rest but the nine patches would be perfect to use up your scraps. Nine patches of any size make great armchair projects. If you’re like me and you can’t sit still in front of the TV of an evening nine patch blocks are perfect to keep your hands busy. It makes a change from hexies. I plan on keeping this quilt for myself. It will make a great throw to snuggle under on cold winter evenings.
Along with a bit of longarm quilting I did sit down at my sewing machine to start piecing a few pineapple log cabin blocks. You might notice that these blocks are done using a foundation technique. It’s not difficult but it does take a little getting used to. The best part of foundation piecing is that the blocks are very accurate making your whole project square.
So there you have it, you’ve seen my last finish for 2014 which still needs a label and the first project started in 2015. And in fact the last project of 2014 can be added to my Let’s Finish it Up Club page as my first finish. So if you have joined my Let’s Finish it Up Club and have something to report as finished send a photo attached to an email and I will be ever so pleased to post it. We all need a bit of inspiration and now and again a little push to finish up ongoing projects at times. I’m sure with your help I will be able to finish up more projects than I would without you.
Well I guess that’s my catch up report for the first day of the New Year. It’s been a great day which unfurled at a slow measured pace. I didn’t get anything earth shattering done. I think the first day of the year is perfect for reflection; for planning which road to travel during the year ahead. Unfortunately I did not manage to work out how to approach life in 2015. It might take me a few days before I can figure that one out.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing some Japanese Folded blocks together. This is another job which will soon be completed. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥