Happy New Year’s Eve

I’m in the sewing room (well that’s where the computer is) but my plans for getting a start on finishing those quilting projects has been pushed back a bit.  My parents are stopping on their way through to take me out to lunch so a very good reason not to get an early morning start.

For first I will see if I can finish sorting the boxes and baskets of yarny things that I shoved I the sewing room.  And then I will see if I can get a little wallhanging layered.  Don’t know that I’ll start quilting on it today since I want to work on this quilt.

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It’s the Winter Wishes Gift Tag design I did for Hoffman California Fabrics.  I loved this gray/silver metallic colorway and have most of the actual fabrics from the quilt but will adding in a few fabrics from the stash to fill in for the fabrics I’m missing.   The outer border fabric is so pretty in real life – the image above doesn’t do it justice.  But in my opinion, you can never go wrong with the Hoffman cardinal prints – I love them all.   I’m going to have to go shopping for some black buttons for the top of the gift tags.

Speaking of the cardinal prints – the other project I want to finish this winter is the very first quilt design I ever did for Hoffman California Fabrics — Snowglobes.  Below is just the image of the design – my version I still need to finish the applique for 2 or three blocks so that I can then set it together.


Many of my blog readers said they’d be hanging out in their sewing rooms ringing in the new year working on their own projects they want to finish up as a jump start to tacking those WIPs.  So if you are one of those people, leave a comment sharing what you are working on and if possible, a link in your comment to images of what you are working on since it’s always fun to see the work of others.




12 comments on “Happy New Year’s Eve

  1. Love your Snow Globes pattern. Don’t remember seeing that before. I’m in my sewing room too and working on a batik maple leaf quilt. The pattern called for 20 blocks but I want it bigger. I will need an additional 10 blocks for the size I want.

    • Dar – I deleted the link for the images. When I clicked on it just took me to a page that said “images not found.” Your batik maple leave sounds lovely – especially since I love leaf design quilt blocks and of course batiks – a perfect combination.

  2. Your Christmas quilts are beautiful! I’m working on a quilt for my niece. The pattern is called Fast Track. I’m quilting the borders now. Happy New Year to you!

  3. The snow globes are really fun. I can picture using that with some of the fun snowman fabrics in my stash. I’m working on a binding but will take a short break to have supper with some friends, and then back at it.

  4. I am working on a little Christmas wall hanging–I only hand quilt–but have gotten a good start on it last night–hope to finish it tonight–even have the binding all made for it–
    today I have unearthed allll my ufo’s and made alist of them —
    now what????
    love and laughter, and Happy New Year-di

    • today I have unearthed allll my ufo’s and made alist of them —
      now what????

      I’m in awe that you made a list of all of them. It would take me way too long to do that. Although I maybe could take some photos of all the quilt tops hanging in the closet waiting to be quilted and three plastic tubs of either more quilt tops or swap blocks and other WIP — makes my head hurt to think of them all but what to do next — dive into the first one I guess. 🙂

  5. I am trying to catch up and finish the last 72+ blocks and border from That Town and Country quilt from Gourmet Quilter. I got behind by a bunch with a family issue and now have time to get back to it. I don’t want this to be a UFO!

  6. I will be working on Clue 6 of Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence mystery quilt. I am not good at “scrappy” so I am determined to see it through. 73 is not to late to add a new style to my quilting world. Then I have to finish my second Gravity quilt which should have been a Christmas present and a Craftsy BOM which was also supposed to be a Christmas present. Once those are done, I will be doing some knitting.

    • I am not good at scrappy either. I love the look of scrappy quilts – but it’s just not something I actually enjoy doing. Gravity quilts – that pattern is so pretty with all the various shades of colors in it.

  7. I love both your Christmas quilts but especially the snow globe. Where can I get your pattern? Happy New Year!

    • Thanks! Snow Globes is one of the patterns that is no longer on the Hoffman Fabrics website so it is available on my “Hoffman California Fabrics – Retired Patterns” page — see the link for that page at the top of the blog or down in the right sidebar of the blog.

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