Whilst 2011 saw me rekindle my interest in sewing, focusing primarily on dress making. 2012 I found my inner-quilter, embraced her and let her completely take over my life (and
It was really Mr 4's quilt that ignited my passion for quilting.
My colour therapy quilt helped me focus during a really difficult time and I LOVE it! It taught me that quilting is not just a hobby, but a form of meditation, a creative outlet and a happy place for me.
Mr Husband's Father's Day mini reminded me that quilting can provide instant gratification.
Becoming part of Wombat Stew a Paper Piecing Bee reminded me that online friends can be the best friends. I love designing my own paper pieced blocks and the girls have all had really great themes. I look forward to this bee continuing along with my paper piecing skills.
I sold my first quilt this year for what I consider to be a great price. It was such a buzz and whilst I miss that quilt I'm so pleased that I put myself out there and experienced a happy outcome :)
|Triangle Quilt (why, oh why couldn't I come up with a better name? LOL)|
In addition to quilting I made a stack of cushions/pillows. I must add only one of these was for our house (my daughter's bed) and I'm itching to make some for our sofa (and yes, I'm dreaming of our new house and filling it with quilty goodness!).
|All custom orders other than top left which was for my Little Miss :)|
For the second year in a row I volunteered my sewing skills to the children's school and at the end of the year made handmade gifts for our awesome teachers. It was especially pleasing how genuinely thrilled they were with their gifts and the Director even showed me where he will hang his mini next year :)
|Clockwise from top left: Director's Mini, Favourite teacher gift, school concert costumes, iPad pouch.|
With all this sewing I have become more confident with both colour and design. My current WiP (which remains so due to a little period of ill health which I am very happy to say is almost over!!) reflects my willingness to go along with my ideas without fear of failure. I know that something good will come of my work, whether it is a beautiful piece or an important lesson learnt.
I can't wait for 2013! I already have two quilts on the to do list and I really want to make a mini for my sewing room. I'm actually feeling the need for some instant gratification and wondering if I can sneak it in tomorrow before the new year...
Happy sewing and best wishes for the new year! Thank you for reading my blog and sharing this creative journey with me. I love being part of the online quilting and sewing community and look forward to another year of creating and being inspired by all the amazing quilty bloggers out there!
(There are a few projects that I haven't included in this post such as bags and clothing, you can see more photos in my gallery.)
Bonne Année a tous!
I'm linking up with Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts :)