Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy New Year

     Happy New Year to all my quilting buddies.  Here's wishing you many hours at your sewing machines or with your needle and thread in 2015.  As I write this, these little babies are slowly making their way to Australia where they will be joined with other blocks to be made into quilts for the  families of the victims of the hostage taking in the Lindt cafe in Sydney Australia.  Thanks to Mollie Sparkles for organizing this.  You can read more about this here.  

     These two little blocks are the only things I managed to complete in December.  Yes this means I did not complete my December goal....but I did make progress so that's a positive.  I'm setting my December project aside for now as I  really want to work on my free motion quilting.   It seems to work out better for me if I concentrate on the fmq for stretches, rather than trying to fit it in around other things.  So my January goal is the finish the Giant Chevron Quilt.

     I have to say that I've loved working on this quilt since I joined the Giant Chevron fmq along with Jess at Elven Garden Quilts.  The quilt along wraps up at the end of the month so I would really love to have my quilt finished.

     In this picture you can see some of the spiral quilting I worked on yesterday.  I had a lot of fun quilting these spirals which sort of look like cinnamon buns in my case.  The next pattern is another straight line pattern.  I find those harder to do but I'm up for it.  Linking up with Shana at Fibre of All Sorts.  Good luck with your January goals everyone.