Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What a year!

 Hard to believe that this is the last day of the year 2014.   I like to look back over a year as work on plans for the New Year. I decided it might help me to make a pictorial record as a quick overview of some of the things I sewed in the course of this past year.
 

The above collage is a random compilation of the things I made in January - June and the collage below, is for July - December.  It's encouraging to look back and see what I accomplished in a year and the variety of projects (many which were gifts and many my own designs).

 
Over the course of 2014, besides sewing whatever struck my fancy, I also participated in a few bloghops, a couple of quilt alongs, took part in the Pantone Colour of the Year contest, published a new pattern and shared a couple of tutorials.  Fun times, all around!
 
Personal favourites for 2014?
Right off the top is the king size granny square quilt made from scraps - a goal I've had for a couple of years - so it was a bit of thrill to see this finally achieved.
 
Next, is the Rainbow Connection Craft Case that I designed for my nieces to store their Rainbow Loom and supplies ( a design which I made two versions of and still hope to turn into a pattern).
 
My final favourite from this year's finishes is my recently completed Festive Trees runner from the Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL.  Today, I'm sharing some updated photos of it. 
 
 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

From me to you...

 
 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
 
xoxo Katherine

Monday, December 22, 2014

Still stitching snowflakes

One of the things I love best about having a room dedicated to my sewing, is that any moment I can, I'm in it stitching. 
 
 
It's a good thing too, as I won't win any awards for speed when it comes to paper piecing.  That being said, I am certainly enjoying sewing Julianna's blocks from her  Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL.   I've just finished a new version of her snowflake block, which happens to be a mirror image of the first version.  I. Am. In. Love. ;o)


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Stash - Winter Solstice edition

There's been some enthusiastic stash enhancing recently - thanks to a gift certificate combined with a sale at Fat Quarter Shop.  The tricky bit has been trying to photograph them to share.  Short daylight hours and some overcast days can make this season the most challenging for picture taking, but believe me when I say that the colours are fresh and crisp in person.  Just what I wanted!
 
Fabrics I chose as my prize (for winning the Sew Sweet QAL with my cupcake bag).
What a treat to have a gift certificate to go shopping with!  You can bet I had a good time browsing and selecting just what I wanted for some upcoming projects.

Yay! Five Miss Kate flannels to add to the flannels I've been gathering for a much longed for king size  quilt, plus a low volume red dot fabric for another project.  All in all, a very satisfying and well spent gift certificate (thank you, Fat Quarter Shop and Joanna's Sew Sweet QAL!). 

Flannel from Miss Kate collection by Bonnie and Camille.  Red dot from Henry Glass "A Year of Love" collection.
 
I'm hoping to start the quilt after the holidays, knowing that we will still have plenty of winter left for it to be appreciated. ;o)  Speaking of winter... so happy that today is the shortest day of the year and that our daylight hours will begin to increase once again. 
 Happy Winter's Solstice!
 
Linking up with Molli and the glitterati for...
 

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