Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fresh Sewing Day and a Happy New Year!

I wish everyone a happy new year, I hope you are slowly recovering from your New Year's Eve festivities...

I am excited for this month. I am excited for this very day, actually. My kids are on holidays with the grandparents, I spend all day yesterday cleaning my house (including the floors), so I'll be busy basting and hopefully quilting a quilt! It was planned as a Christmas presents for my older son, but the time before Christmas was just too busy and I could not finish it anymore. Hopefully, when he comes home on Saturday, it will be on his bed.

I also have two other quilts in progress that I worked on a lot last month:

This will be a queen sized quilt, I am only missing 25 more blocks. It's a Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley/Chicopee/Shellburn Falls mashup. Too bad I ran out of Kona Ivory, so I have to wait for more to arrive before this can progress...

This one started on a whim last week. I am the first on this month in the new round of the Bee Germany, and my original plan was to have the others make x and plus blocks with Comma fabric. While cutting, I realized I don't have enough and I ordered more well before Christmas, but it did not get here on time (still waiting for it, in fact). So I needed a plan b, and there have been such great quilts like this on flickr lately that I have to make on, too. Hopefully this will come together at the end of this month.

I also had some finishes:

Handmade Christmas presents. The only ones I managed to make. But they were well received, so I guess it was worth the hassle...

I hope the year ahead will be lots of creativity and fun behind the sewing machine for all of you!

Linking up with Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day!


  1. Happy New Year to you too! You have some lovely projects in progress!

  2. Beautiful quilts! Your son will be delighted with his quilt. I love your choice of fabrics. I find that handmade gifts are always worth the hassle. The people for whom I choose to make gifts know the value of a homemade gift. I made a quilt for my SIL when she was ordained as a pastor and she wrote me a sweet note that she could not do anything like that for me. 2013 was a tough year and she was a great support and that meant as much to me as a homemade gift. Best wishes for a peaceful and productive 2014.

  3. Frohes neues Jahr! Viel Erfolg!

  4. Good luck getting your quilt finished. I love your comma cushion!

  5. Happy new year! Gorgeous projects!

  6. Love the crosses quilt - colours are great. Gutes neues Jahr!