Monday, 31 December 2018

Looking forward to 2019


Partially completed centre of the 365 Challenge quilt

Things have been a bit quiet around here lately, we have been having the interior of our house painted and that means lots of furniture moving and also provides a good opportunity for decluttering.  Some rooms only needed the removal of small items with the larger items of furniture being moved into the middle of the room and covered with a dust sheet to protect from any paint splashes and drips.


Because of the smaller size my workroom needed a slightly different approach, so with the exception of my sewing machine table and the Simply Sixteen everything else was removed.  It took me a few days as there was a lot of "stuff" in there, I did start to wonder how I had managed to fit it all in the room, and I know the painter was quite amazed with the amount of "stuff" that came out of the room.

It has taken more than a few days to shift things back into my workroom, I decided to change the layout and reduce the clutter which meant some hard decisions were made but I am quite happy with how it is looking, which means I will be able to get back into my quilting again.



A corner block of the 365 Challenge quilt 

On the quilting front, I did have a few finishes this year, although I wasn't able to keep up with the 365 Challenge quilt, but I did download all the blocks so I will be able to continue on with that in 2019 (and no doubt 2020).


Completed Free Wheeling Single Girl flimsy

I enjoyed participating in the Free Wheeling Single Girl QAL, it was a really nice quilt to make and I suspect there will be another one in my future.


Completed Trip Around the World flimsy

I think the best finish for me was finishing my TATW quilt top which I started back in August 2014 and finished in October 2018, all handpieced, now I just have to bite the bullet and get started on the hand quilting.

There were a few other finishes which I will detail in another blog post (once I have found the photos).




5 comments:

  1. Good to see you back Pip. I don't envy you the upheaval with the house decorating saga, it would drive me mad! Even with all that was happening you've obviously still been able to fit in a little quilting here and there. You have beautiful TATW quilt top, love the colour in these quilts. Hope you can make a start on the hand quilting early in 2019 - have a Happy New Year!!

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  2. Welcome back Pip. I love your Challenge quilt blocks. The colour palette is very cool and calming. Here’s to a Happy New Year full of sewing in your newly decorated sewing room.

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  3. Good to see you again Pip, and Happy New Year to you and yours! We did a similar thing, when we had the interior of our house painted. I haven't been able to hang all the photos back up...I had a gallery, but when they were taken down I had lots of holes!! We are intending selling within the next couple of years, so I won't be putting them back up. As you say, it was a wonderful opportunity to declutter!
    I really like the blocks you have posted.

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  4. Happy New Year Pip! Love your trip around the world, and all hand pieced, amazing! Looking forward to seeing pics of your sewing room! xx

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  5. So pleased to see you back blogging! Such newsy posts! But oh the guilt I feel! Love your 365 pallet. So fresh and restful. Sorry I didn’t see your work on my brief trip to Adelaide. Your TATW flimsy is fabulous. I look forward to your next post!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, I'll try and reply in a timely manner, usually by email, if you are a no-reply commenter then I will reply directly to your comment which means you will have to come back to see it :)