Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it's been almost four years since I posted to this blog. I've really missed documenting my crafty pursuits, especially being able to go back and see that I've actually accomplished something!

For 2014, I hope to get some WIP's and UFO's finished, but for today, I wanted a special new start.

I saw this stitched up at My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe last week, and I knew it would be the perfect piece to stitch on New Year's Day.

I made great progress while watching a couple of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers movies, and I really wanted to finish this in one day, but my sewing room was calling to me....

I started this Snowman Mystery Quilt by Kimberbell two years ago!  When I pulled it out last week, I found I was almost half way done, so I finished up the blocks in two sewing sessions and today put them all together and added the boarders and snowflakes.  I'm SO happy to have this top done!!  My goal is to quilt it this weekend and get it on the wall - I already have a quilt hanger up, and not one of my six mystery quilts is finished.

Something else I always keep meaning to do, but never got around to, is sewing blocks as "Leaders & Enders".  I quickly cut some of my scraps (that white is the rest of the fat quarter I used for the embroidery above) with my new Acuquilt, and by the end of my sewing session, I had 18 HST!.  I think I'm hooked!

All in all, I think it was a pretty productive start to the New Year!


Laura said...

Rachel, when did you turn into a quilter?

Einschies blog said...

Rachel, great to have you back online;-))