Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Oh 2013, you kicked my butt.  This was a wonderful but tough year for my little family. Despite getting adjusted to a family of four, I still somehow managed to sew some stuff.  Sometimes sewing is what kept me sane through some stressful, sleep deprived times.  Some projects I started and actually finished this year, others were projects I started in previous years.  

I don't have pictures of all of my 2013 finishes yet.  Taking timely pictures and sharing them here is a 2014 resolution of mine.  I want to document the things I make so I can look back and remember the time I put into a project, what was going through my head when I was making it, etc.  Life gets busy and it's so easy to forget the things that at one time consumed large amounts of you (physical time making it as well as the time spent thinking about it!).  This blog is a great sewing journal and I want to keep it up.

So here is a list of things I finished in 2013:
4. Nora's baby quilt (details coming)
5. Teddy's baby quilt (details coming)
7. Doll quilt 
8. Scrappy Trip Around the World (details coming)
9. Elsa's baby quilt (details coming)
10. Stacked coins quilt (details coming)
Not bad for a working mom with two kids under two! 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Quick Quilt Recommedation?

Recent Favorites by CreativeReveries
Recent Favorites, a photo by CreativeReveries on Flickr.
1. Fig & Plum Quilt, 2. "You Plus Me" Quilt, 3. Glam Clam front, 4. striped chevron quilt, 5. Log Cabin Wall Quilt, 6. fall tabler runner, 7. Maple Leaf Rag Quilt, 8. my fair lady quilt, 9. flying geese mini, 10. Untitled, 11. XandO quilt, 12. PTS7 all finished!, 13. It's hip to be square, 14. HST BOM - January, 15. DIamond Quilt, 16. bee blocks

I'm trying to catch up on some very overdue wedding quilts. If over a year has gone by since the wedding, I really have no choice but to make a quilt, right? I mean, I can't just show up with a gift card and say "Congratulations on your marriage of two and a half years!"

So I have two weddings quilts at the top of my list of things to make. I want a quick project, you know, so I can move on to the quilts in the queue I want to keep for myself (selfish sewer?  Absolutely!). I love how quickly the stacked coins quilt sews up from "Last Minute Patchwork and Quilting," but I've made it twice now (here and a preview of one here) and I want to try something different. Anyone have any recommendations for a quick quilt project?