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).


  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!!

  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.

  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.

  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

  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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