Wednesday, 6 March 2013

good grief!

I've been kind of sleepwalking through life lately. I can't believe I haven't blogged since the 16 January. I missed my blogiversary and everything!

However, I've decided that's enough time spent feeling sorry for myself, and it's time to get back into the swing of things, doing some sewing again, and generally enjoying myself.

So I started with a to do list.  I didn't manage to link up with any of the FALs and I've missed a lot of trending QALs, and although I can't believe it's March already I'm hoping it's more than 100 days till the end of the year.  So I'm on my own with this, and here goes, my 2013 plan:


1) I still have my Cherry Christmas quilt to finish for my sister and her two kids - I think this will be one to get done early ready for Christmas 2013. Shouldn't actually take long to finish.

2) Another sister has asked for a quilt for the new house she is finally getting to buy with her childhood sweetheart.  Originally she asked for burnt orange and the 'b****' word, but I've mysteriously managed to win her over to Melody Miller love and now we'e excitedly planning something completely different, using a pattern from Modern Patchwork.

3) Macho quilt - I think I'm fairly safe in mentioning this here as although he says he reads it, I'm not convinced!  I want to make a quilt for my other half, as he loves snuggling under the raw circles one at the moment.  I did want to do a t-shirt quilt with vintage football, rugby and band tour shirts, but some research has proved that might be too expensive! So time to think again...

4) Welsh flag quilt - our nephew Dylan, brother of Megan who got the two-sided quilt last year, would like one of his own - a Welsh flag , no less.  So I thought I would collect lots of different red, white and green fabrics and make the background from 5" squares and the dragon from 2.5" squares which I would then applique on.  Ambitious?  Yep probably, but this is one I'm really looking forward to.  If anyone has any of the aforementioned fabrics in pieces that fit those measurements that they'd be willing to swap for FQs or something, please get in touch.

5) My baby sister has adopted the quilt I made for mum as her own now, so with quilts planned for 2 of the other 3, I need to make one for sister number 4.  I think a hopscotch quilt from a jelly roll, or possibly Tula Pinks Love Pattern, can't decide that yet, but that will be one for later in the year.  It also needs to be munching-spaniel proof...hmmm.

6) One of my work colleagues has commissioned me to make a quilt for her 4 year old son in blues and greens.  I've got the fabrics for the top based on the Havana range and supplemented with lots of different Kona solids.

Other things I want to do are some boxy pouches which I could sell, I've got one to make this weekend for a friend's birthday which I'm adapting from an Annela Hoey tutorial, so that could be interesting.  I have a couple of wallets and a make-up bag left over from Christmas gifts when my machine was sick, so they also need doing this weekend and delivering to the patient recipients.

Lastly I have some lovely Melody Miller Vintage flowers fabric that I am desperate to make into a messenger bag, but I haven't yet found the right pattern.  So at some point, I'm going to have a go at developing my own.

There's lots of other things, a weekender for instance, a t-shirt from gorgeous Nani Iro jersey, another hopscotch quilt, a pluses quilt from a layer cake and a couple of charm packs.....

not to mention all the other things that will no doubt crop up over the course of the year.

So looks like it will be a busy one.  I'll try and post a monthly update on progress.


  1. blimey lady, you have a lot of plans!

  2. No time for chitter chatter, you better get started!

  3. Good to see you back! You have set yourself some list of goals:-)

  4. Bloody hell, now that is a list! ;-)

  5. I would make a cup of tea before tackling that list! Nice to have you back. Di x

  6. whoa there lady! Maybe you could put a plea out for old sports tops/band tshirts? I have some fabric you could use for your welsh quilt x


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