Happy New Year dear friends!! This is what my cutting table looks like at the moment. I am in the middle of designing/constructing a precious little baby quilt. Last month good friends of ours became grandparents for the very first time. They are thrilled, and we are thrilled for them! So, how does a quilter express such feelings? She makes a quilt!
I had hoped to start this quilt over the holiday break but, as usual, life got in the way. That's okay, though, because this quilt isn't for the little princess (I'm quite sure she and her parents have received more than enough gifts to cover her), but a gift for her grandparents. I hope that they will use it whenever she visits.
In making this quilt I am trying to become more comfortable with several quilting techniques, including the formation of quarter triangles from two 5" charms sewn with right sides together. I know. I know. It is a very basic technique, but something I had never attempted in the past. I am also trying to use leaders and enders to improve my stitching, primarily, and wrangle in my scraps, secondarily.
In the next month I hope to finish the fall mini quilt that I started months ago, as well as starting AND FINISHING a small matching fall table topper for the table in my foyer. Then, if life goes as planned, I hope to make a table topper to match the Valentine's mini quilt that I made several years back. While accomplishing all of that I hope to finish my charity quilt and make a HUGE dent in my grandson's quilt. Oh, and then there is the issue of my HUGE pile of mending. When I was first introduced to quilting I often wondered how quilters managed to accumulate UFOs. If you didn't start a second quilt until the first was finished...how could you fall behind? Haha...the quilting gods have decided to teach me an important lesson, LOL.
While setting and hopefully reaching goals in my sewing room, I have a mountain of goals to be reached throughout the rest of my home. It is going to be a BUSY 2017, but hopefully I'm up to the challenge.
Wishing you a year filled with love, laughter and quilts!