Hello, I'm back and it's 2012! :-) I hope you all had a good start into the new year! I was quite busy in the past few weeks, but Monday I was finally able to squeeze in some sewing!
A friend of mine had a little girl in December and I'm making a little quilt for her. Above you can see part of the top. I used this flannel fabric as a backing and pulled fabrics to match from my stash. I decided on a simple square patchwork design. The squares are 10 cm plus seam allowance and the top is 9 times 8 squares. I'm hand-quilting it with light pink embroidery floss. I think it's going to be pretty. While I was cutting and sewing, I was thinking how cutting up fabric and sewing it back together really is a strange thing. Somehow crazy, even. However, the shuffling and re-connecting of the fabrics has some kind of magic to it, or at least it must be something like alchemy. Mixed up together the fabrics are even more beautiful than all on their own. What do you think?
Like everyone else, I was looking back on the past year and decided to make a mosaic of everything I finished last year.
This is what I found from my flickr account. Is this really all? Mmmmh ... Of course, there are some unfinished projects lurking around here, as well. Somehow, though, I thought I had sewn more. I'm really happy about all the things I made and about the creative outlet sewing provides me, but one thing is sure, I bought more fabric last year than I used up ...! I really hope I'll manage to sew more this year!
As for other crafty plans, I would like to take part in two sew-alongs. Firstly, the swoon-along and secondly the HST Block of the Month sew-along over at In Color Order. I bought the Swoon pattern last year and I've also got my fabrics picked out already, so this sew-along is coming at a perfect time for me! Also, I love sampler quilts and I think the slow pace of making one block per month is really appealing, so I decided to take part in the HST sew-along, too.
So, big goals, but most importantly I want to keep on having fun sewing and writing about it here! Do you have any crafting goals or projects that you are really excited to start?