Happy New Year!

The period between Christmas and the new Year proved to be quite productive.

I started out just trying to tidy my sewing room. Then projects came to light that had floundered for one reason or another.

So I ended up putting the finishing touches to around five projects in one way or another. Mostly it meant completing the top, but for one or two it meant the quilting and binding also, so a real finish!

The boxed diamonds is now finished and pressed.

The Applique from Patchwork Dog and Basket has borders and is all appliquéd .

And here are a couple of other projects that I worked on.

The weather has been pretty grey and wet making the taking of pictures outside no realistic option. So here are a couple of the tops on my floor!


This is a Summer Top which was inspired by and antique quilt I have. It is quilt as you go but with no batting. I had always thought I would make this larger, but now am pleased with it as a table throw for the summer in the garden. I know I will work on another but not as close to the original as this one was.

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The binding is now cut and ready to press, so this will be finished by the end of the week!




This is a block of the week I did from the Barbara Brackman site last year. I think it finished in September time. I have never made a sampler quilt and put all the blocks together with now sashing or the like. This was great chance to do that. I am so pleased with it! Have still not completed an appliqué block  in the corner though!




And this last one is my scrappy Triangles I cut on my Sizzix. I had basically sewn the top and then decided it needed to be larger. I was just not happy with the size. So it was just more sewing to make it bigger:



Hope you all had time for stitching over the break?

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  1. Catherine-Anne Redparth
    Catherine-Anne Redparth says:

    Happy New Year, Carolyn! Love the sampler quilt and the others, too. I’m about to sort my sewing room out… ideal weather for it… wonder what I’ll find? Hope you have a colourful and happy year ahead. Catherine…x

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