Do you like the new 2014 look for my blog?
So did you all have a lovely Christmas? Mine was crazy, full of food and family with us hosting 33 people for tea on Christmas Day, 12 of them under the age of 10.
So now the dust has settled time to get organised for my 2014 sewing projects, this year as always I plan to focus on some BOM's and have already begun working on some.
Christmas Eve saw me doing some Christmas stitchery.
These bells are part of a red work Christmas design that I started in 2012, the pattern is by teddlywinks.
I have managed to get one more row done in the row along cotton reels. I am aiming for the houses next as they sit above the cotton reels, I like to join the rows on as I do them so the quilt grows 'row by row".
I have also completed May of the year of blooms BOM, and am now about to start June ( it's drawn up ready to go). I liked doing this one as my birthday is in May.
And last Friday ( sewing with friends) I put the borders on my first Floral sampler wall hanging.
Tonight I started quilting this, and chose an "invisible" thread for the backing thread as I have backed it is cream homespun. I have done about half of one block, but my eyes tire. It's not easy quilting with black thread on black fabric under artificial light.
I have gone around the ditch of the design and then shadow quilted it several times, and then filled in the large space with small stipple.
It took awhile to get the tension right, as you can see on the reverse.
I have promised myself that no new quilts until one UFO is complete, and I have two new BOM's starting in January so that's going to be real self control.
As well as this, I bought this lovely stack of fabric at the quilt fair, and have a design in mine with the creamy solid. The light does not do it justice, but it's like a bowl of raspberries and chocolate yummy.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
May 2014 be fabulous for you
And your fabric stash grows,
your UFO pile shrinks
and your bobbins never run out.