So how is your January stitching coming along? This past weekend, I traded my messy desk and cluttered studio for a cabin in a snowy central Ohio state park where a friend and I hung out stitching and talking. It was so cold we didn't even leave the cabin except to check out the geese on the river flowing past the back porch. It was a very pleasant break!
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022
It's Saturday afternoon and the first week of 2022 has come and is almost gone. What's that old adage -- start the year the way you mean to go? I might have set the mark a little too high?
On Monday/Tuesday I pulled out the folding table and layered up three small quilt tops and two table runners (with Harry's help, of course).
Two of the quilts were lurking in a bin of UFO's I had set aside for my charity group over the course of the past year, but when I re-homed all those supplies during the fall they must have been hiding?!? Since I'm not going to lead a charity quilt making group any longer, I was peeved with myself for overlooking the projects, but on second thought, I'll still make charity quilts on my own. So as a kick-start for the year, I finished piecing the easiest one (took an entire afternoon?!?) and organized backing for it and a second top that was already finished.
The third quilt top was the only top I pieced in 2021. I used a newish pattern, Vanity Flair, from Karen Ackva at www.easypatchwork.de who quilts and teaches in Germany. You can find it in her ETSY shop HERE. It's a sweet little quilt and I used up most of one of the (irresistible) layer cakes in my stash. I cut it out in July . . . .