2013 has been a very good year for:

  • taking out the trash, er, rebooting some old UFOs that had been languishing in drawers
  • dyeing fabric, especially my mother-in-law’s old tablecloths
  • winning show ribbons (Please excuse or ignore this self-aggrandizement. I’m now over entering quilt shows.)
  • using stash and buying less fabric (please note I wrote “less,” not no fabric)
  • actually free motion quilting quilts, as opposed to sample squares. My quilting hovers on the border of terrible and mediocre but I grit my teeth and plow on.  You can tell how much I enjoy this activity.  My husband suggested I hire a free motion quilting coach.
  • completing a planned out work (Mosaic) without deviating from the plan
  • completing a totally off-the-cuff work (Pong) that uses about all the art quilt techniques I know.  More on these works in another post.
  • appreciating how much a community a quilt guild is, and how we members support each other
  • taking in a wide variety of local, regional, and national quilt shows. The amount of quilting talent out there is staggering.
  • getting closer to finding my quilting style (or styles in my case) The process sure is a lot of fun.

I wish all of you a wonderful 2014. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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2 responses to “10…9…8…7…6…

  1. I can identify with the free motion quilting . . . I try, but am very bad at it too. However, my piecing techniques are greatly improved! Happy New Year and Happy sewing for 2014.

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