I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Thursday, 31 December 2015

2016 New Year Quilting Resolution and Going Cold Turkey!

2015 has been a great year!  My resolution was to improve my FMQ and to produce a wholecloth by the end of the year.  Whilst there is always plenty of room for further improvement, I feel I made a lot of progress.

For 2016 I don't think my resolution will be anything like as pleasant, but it is something I want to get to grips with.  I have built up quite a stash of quilting cotton fabrics.  I want to reduce my fabric buying!  I think it would be unrealistic to buy nothing all year, but my aim is to only buy 1 metre of fabric for every 5 metres I use!  This will mean keeping a record of my stash use in Excel...which is not as easy as it sounds, as I make a lot of scrappy quilts, just using a little piece here and there.  Wish me luck!

I have signed up for the 2016 Quiltmania Mystery quilt which is designed by Petra Prins this year.  I will get a fabric pack for the quilt every two months, so I will have some new fabric to look forward to!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Have been plagued by migraine headaches, but managed to get my Christmas wallhanging finished.

I added crystals for extra bling.

I also made a little bunny from calico and quilting cotton for my grand daughter.  She is made from a pattern by Maureen Mills of  Sweet Meadows Farm.

Happy Christmas, all!