Quilty Finishes and Ideas for Quilty Starts?

Well I just added this wall hanging to the page in the sidebar that says 2017 was to be the year of quilty finishes.  Well – I didn’t say how many finishes – but I thought it would be more than I had gotten finished.  Oh well, there’s always next year.  The ESK Yarnathon consumed a lot of my free time with knitting this year and although I’m sure I’ll still do some Yarnathon projects next year, I plan to spend more time quilting.

I’m hoping to be ambitious enough tomorrow to clean the sewing room so on New Year’s Day I can hopefully finish off the quilting on one of the wedding quilts that needs to be completed.  That would be a great way to start off the new year.

Here’s the one I finally, after about two months of procrastination, finally hand stitched the binding down on today.  Good thing since it’s for the Great Loopy Sewing Challenge and all entries are due the end of this month.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.

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The pattern is That Cat Halloween Quilt from McCall’s Quick Quilts website.

As for new projects in 2017 – well I need to continue with wedding quilts for the nieces and now a nephew is going to be getting married next year so they are keeping me busy.  But I do have thoughts about doing a QAL project in the new year but right now it is only “thoughts” since I can’t decide – row by row quilt? sampler style with variable size blocks? should it have a theme?  or just a mix of blocks I like? so many decisions to make and at the moment nothing is jumping out at me and saying “do this!”

And while I’m cleaning up this tomorrow – moving fabric about etc – maybe some inspiration will strike for a new quilt design.  Or maybe I’ll just be swearing about what a mess I’ve made of that room – I’d show you a before photo but it’s simply too scarey. 🙂

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4 comments on “Quilty Finishes and Ideas for Quilty Starts?

  1. Hi.A happy new year to you and yours!Id love a row by row.Maybe it could be a …use it from your stash..I love using old fabrics and then feel totally not guilty topping up my stash when I spy lovely new fabrics!Thanks for all you do!Kathy..from the other part of the world.. down under…NZ!

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