It is always good to look back on the year and reflect on how far one has come.
Year 2013 was a bit of an odd ball. I was not as productive in terms finishes but I really honed my quilting/sewing skills all year. I am now confident of some basic techniques and going forward can focus more on the aesthetic. Nothing is more exasperating than having an idea but not having the skills to execute it. My workmanship has improved considerably since I started sewing and can now concentrate on establishing or identifying my style. This definitely going to be the focus of 2014.
Highlights of the year:
|1) Sawtooth star quilt 2) Wonky cross quilt 3) Disappearing 9 patch quilt 4) Plus quilt 5) Improv quilt 6) Drunkards path mini quilt 7) Iron caddy 8) Cushion cover 9) Small tote bag 10) Baby coverlet 11) Burp cloths 12) Tag blanket|
I am particularly proud of my Variable Sawtooth Star quilt this year. It was the biggest project of the year and I am glad I was able to persevere through it.
I was part of two quilting bees this year in which I was forced to trying things I would not have otherwise. I am totally enjoying this experience and would do it over and over again.
I was also part of a paper piecing quilt along with Elizabeth Dackson of Don't Call Me Betsy. I did not finish all the blocks to date but definitely picked up paper piecing.
New skills I learnt this year:
- Paper piecing
- Y - seams
- Curve piecing
- Machine binding
- Finished a king sized quilt with FMQ on my domestic sewing machine.
- Color theory - picking fabric bundles and stash essentials
I do have a lot of unfinished projects this year, something I need to improve upon next year. 2014 is going to be my year of unfinished projects.
Last but not the least, I a big shout out to all my blog readers and friends who have encouraged me with their comments. For 2014, my blog has an updated look. I also have a nifty logo for my blog. A big thank you to Shaina Longstreet at Shadylane Blog for helping me on this. She was real easy to work with and very accessible. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a facelift for their blog. I am digging the new simplified look. Here is a link to my new Facebook page. Check it out!
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and looking forward to more quilting in 2014! What are your plans for the new year?