Tuesday, January 1, 2013

a look back on 2012

Happy New Year!

Here's a look at what I finished in 2012.  As I went through my photos I was impressed with all I've gotten done in the last year.  
I'm making some plans/goals for 2013 and really want to finish up some of my WIPs.  I have a handful of quilt tops that are ready to baste & quilt and really want to see them ready for snuggles.  Hoping to stay motivated on the WIP finishes by joining the Finish A Long over at She Can Quilt this year.  It's hard to pick a favorite from the year - so just enjoy.  :)

the quilts

I tackled a new skill this year - sewing with zippers!  I loved every one I've put in so far and have even taught it to my Junior Quilters.  I know there will be more of these in the upcoming year too.  I also tried out curves on a test block and want to spend more time with those as well.
Pictured here: my first zipper ever, an iPad case and mug rugs.  So much fun.  

Finally, as it was a Christmas gift, the quilt for J - Pixelated Blues!
It was well received and destined for lots of snuggles.  The binding uses the darkest & lightest fabrics and frames it up nicely. 


The back has a stripe of the gradated colors with two shades of grey. It really shows off the quilting- a large X through the center and echoed lines all the way out to the edges using dark, medium & light grey threads.
Lily's Quiltsback detail

Lily's QuiltsI'm linking up over at Lily's Quilts for the Fresh Sewing Day and the Small Blog Meet Up today! come check out all the great updates and inspirations!