Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
The truth is that I am really enjoying it.....
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Monday, 15 January 2018
so many great designs out there, so hard to choose.
In the end I decided on "Gardenhurst", so this is my new applique quilt for this year.
This is what happens in my room at the start of any new project - fabrics pulled out from my stash to see what can be used for the new quilt, what goes with what.
( Christmas present, which I did ask Father Christmas for 😉).
It is a very handy A3 size, just the right size for the desk top.
Friday, 5 January 2018
And here it is, hanging on our hall wall, my first finish of 2018!
At this time of the year I often see on blogs lists of planned projects, or projects to be completed this year, or resolutions to work only from a stash.
I can never do the first, because (as many of my followers know 😀) my "projects moods" are rather changeable, there just can't be a "list".
I put this down to my star sign, LOL, but also my stitching often was an antidote to my job and its deadlines, and since I retired, I fully enjoy my freedom.
As for working from a stash only - I do appreciate that often there is an economic necessity to be considered and that we all try to do what we can with what we have.
But seeing new fabrics, feeling them, letting the imagination run riot -
that is a drug I would find very hard to give up!
I liked a post on Kathleen Tracy's blog (dated 27th December), which relates mainly to fabric storage, but she also writes, quote:
"Buying a new fabric is a good thing if it makes your heart flutter and fills your mind with inspiration. Buying and collecting fabric is a part of the reason we love to quilt."
How I agree!
It is often a sight of some new fabric which inspires me to find a pattern to do it a justice.
Or of course the other way around.
My fabric stash is pretty good, and as they are mainly small pieces, it may still have a role to play, but it is the new which gives me the inspiration I need to sit down to a new project.
But whatever you'll do and which ever way you do it, as long as it works for you,
have a fun this year!