Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hello, back again in the flow

I took some time off blogging, enjoyed Christmas and New Year holidays, cleaned up my sewing room, shelves and boxes, did my paper filing and the computer filing took most of my time. But now everything is in top shape, I finally labelled my boxes to find the things I´m always looking for. It really is a great feeling to have everything in order and continue working on the unfinished projects.

My customer presents are all sent out, my Myster Quilt is finished (I will send it again to Jana to Prague, to get it quilted as well as my Christmas Tree QAL Quilt). But there are still a lot of unfinished projects lying around and my cleaning up gave me so many new ideas that they are now clashing with the ones not done yet. Make a priority list? Do the unfinished one first? I still have no clue yet how to go on, but with time it will certainly unravel.

See for yourself my finished and unfinished ones and the ones that I want to do as well within the next few weeks. 

The fir tree cushions were my customers´favourite in December, I made about twelve pieces. 

Making the tablet cushions as presents for my customers was a lot of fun, quickly done and according to the feedback from them they caused many "hurraayyyhh"´s.

My finally finished Mystery Quilt - will be sent off to be quilted.

My cathedral window quilt - tutorial by Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company - will finish quilting and then get it into my shop!

This quilt (made of men´s shirt stripes) has been hanging around for so long, now I will quilt it by hand, probably try out shadow quilting.

And this quilt has been around even longer than the blue stripes quilt. I handpieced it, because the material is silk and some other fibres which my sewing machine does NOT like at all. But how to quilt it, is still a mystery to me, do you have any ideas?

And the projects to come: during the holidays I read about sooooooo MANY Block of the month (BOM) and Sew Alongs, I really could not decide which one to take part in. Then I got the newsletter from Jessica Skultety from Quilty Habit. Here she listed many BOMs and Sew alongs, some free of charge, some to be paid or books and patterns to be buy. That made it easy to surf around and choose one or two. So here are the ones´that I will be doing. Progress to be reported about in February, after the first blocks.

The first one is the "The Modern HST Sampler" by Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilters. I love to do the Half Square Triangles and want to improve my sewing them. 

The second one is "The Sugar Block Club 3.0" by Amy Gibson at Stitchery Dickory Dock. I followed the last ones only online but now I want to take part in this colorful and exciting project. Tune in if you want to do so, too - there´s still time to register as only the January block is in progress.

I hope you will also keep yourself busy and creative - got any questions, let me know - would love to hear from you!

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