Work and life really got in the way of my sewjo last year, but in December, it came back with an apparent vengenance. From December 31st to January 31st, I started 7 projects and finished 5 of them. One unfinished is a year long sewalong and the other is prepped for a February finish.
I love paper planners and require one every year. I snagged one of the Quilter’s Planners during the campaign and simply had to make a cover for it. I am a wicked coffee fiend and had made the coffee cup block last year from Lori Holt’s book.
I then made an adorable baby quilt from a panel, but somehow don’t have a photo. Oops! It has already been gifted so maybe one day I will get an action shot.
I made two lap quilts and had them quilted by a local long armer. With both, she just nailed it with the quilting. These were quick and fun projects. Darth Vader is my husband’s and the Doctor Who was gifted to a dear friend.
Another friend’s new baby was gifted a wholecloth quilt featuring the most adorable vintage prints and a flannel Doctor Who backing.
My best friend and I are jointly doing the Sister Sampler Sewalong featuring blocks from Gen X Quilter‘s book Sister Sampler Quilts. We each make two sister blocks a month and will be swapping at the end of the project. This first block involved curves and lots of swear words from me. But stubborn persistance won out.
And finally, I took of the newspaper from the 1928 Rocky Road quilt top I obtained about 18 mos ago. It was a long internal debate about leaving it as is versus finishing it. The winner was finishing but first I had to remove the newspaper. I was careful and kept all the scraps in a box. Dating is pretty solid between February and March 1928!
Backing print has been ordered so quilting should begin soon.. Maybe it will be a February 1928 to February 2016 project!
Also hoping the sewjo sticks around.