I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2014 and I hope you are all feeling well.
To those of you with your own challenges, (you know who you are) I wish you a speedy recovery. X Hugs to you
Since last August besides successfully completing another course (finished last week YAY!) I've had extra time to focus on sewing and quilting which is great! I've also been able to get on with my list of 'Things to Do!'
On January 1st (2014) I started and completed a 1600 quilt within a few days. It was a 'late' Christmas present for my son but had been many years overdue. Here are two photos of the 1600 quilt using a Fabric Freedom Jelly Roll that I'd had for several years....
I have since bought a Civil War design Jelly Roll and the colours are gorgeous so I couldn't resist giving it the 1600 treatment and produced a quilt top for my son's second Sofa quilt which I'm looking forward to quilting. My skills in quilting are adequate and as I'm going to be quilting 'in the ditch' and in straight lines, I can cope with this fine. If I want something more fancy, I have a friend who is a super free-motion quilter who I can contact. She has done several quilts for me in the past few years and has a talent for free-motion quilting; and Jan is no stranger to other quilters in this country and abroad.
Go and visit her site to see the beautiful quilting she does and many Tutorials to get you started -
I believe I'm a typical quilter in that I have a huge stash of gorgeous fabrics but also have UFO's (Un-Finished Objects). While working full time, I had little time to spend on my hobby but I am making the most of my time now with 3 quilts on the go......
I am still working on my granddaughter Jet's quilted Curtain (way overdue....sorry Jet) and 2 x great nephews Snuggle quilts. I bought 2 x Digger truck panels and have sandwiched them with fleece backings.
I also have a list of Things To Do and another sewing-related project on the go..... (more about this will be revealed in due course)...............
Lammy with Love X