One of the nice things about the end of the year is that I can look back and see just how many projects I completed in 2012 and I have to admit I’m rather surprised. Even more so as it's not even the complete list as I have yet to blog about the things I made as Christmas presents…that will have to be a post in January as the pictures are still on the camera :o) Some items weren’t big and some items were things I started before 2012, but just the same a finish is a finish and it was really nice to get a few things crossed off the list. Here are some of my finishes in 2012…click any of the pictures to see the original post.
This little purse was made earlier on in 2012 and has proven to be invaluable. It is just the right size to hold a thimble, a spool of thread and a pair of scissors.
A Lynne Anderson kit for a pin cushion was a great project to start the new year with and so useful too :o)
|This was the first of 2 bargellos made this year in an attempt to reduce the scraps piling up in the cupboard. I love how quick this pattern sews up and I can’t wait to make another.||I made this quilt over the last 2 years with a local group. The book it is from is Lynne Edwards’ Sampler book.|
|This was the second bargello made with 2” strips. If I had to pick a favourite for the year then this would be it. It now lives on my bed and I love looking at all the fabrics.||This was the second sample quilt made along with the one above. All made from homespuns and old shirts it is incredibly comfy. In the end I over dyed it with beige dye to give it an aged look.|
|Another scrappy challenge and again such good fun to put together. This one was given to Project Linus.|
There were a few project along the way for Project Linus, some where I might have only done the quilting or stitched on a binding. A worthy cause and one I plan to continue to support in 2013.
This was my Cheddar Cheese quilt made a couple of years ago. Again it was a great scrap buster.
|This was another favourite in 2012. The granny craze swept through blogland and many of these quilts were made. If you haven’t made one, then get to it! These blocks sew up quickly and it’s fun to play with the colour variations. Here’s the original link and here’s Lynda’s variation on piecing them which I found made them even easier to piece.|
When the original cover for the basket grew old and tired I made a new one…
My mystery quilt from a few years ago finally got finished and put to good use.
So there you have it…my little round up of 2012. Along with quilting and sewing I also managed to contribute to the 112 in 2012 challenge. I didn’t quite finish it, but the pictures I did take I’m quite pleased with. There is a 113 in 2013 group starting if you think you might like to join in this year. I found it was quite helpful to have a running list of things to focus on and it made me take pictures I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Well I’ll sign off here as my last post of 2012. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
Until next time...♥