Saturday, 3 January 2015

A Year of Making ~ 2014

I’m starting the year with a look back at some of the things I made during 2014.

2014-05-071

My favourite project from last year was, without doubt, the Friendship Quilt. From January to October I made squares and sent them off. I found photos of most, but there always seem to be one or two that get forgotten before popping in the post.

2014-12-23

Then, in June, it was my turn. Such a lovely feeling when each one arrived. Carefully chosen fabrics and lines of stitching. All different and yet fitting together. Again, I couldn’t find photos of all of them. I’m so excited to sew them up into a quilt top, once the last two have arrived, as a reminder of our lovely blogging community.

2014-07-181

I carried on teaching my original class and started a new one in May, which filled up very quickly. These are a few of my favourites from the past year. I’m looking forward to starting again next week, with a “Back to Basics” session.

2014-09-24

Finally the sewing projects. To my shame, 5 of these remain unfinished. Can you guess which? Yes, the dressmaking! I seem to be incapable of making an item of clothing as the pattern intends. There is always an element I want to change, but I don’t have the necessary skills so I end up getting frustrated and moving on to something else. I need to change that and I’ll tell you how I plan to go about it when I blog my “Intentions” next week. 2015 *will* be my year of sewing. I’m determined.

13 comments:

Sian said...

I'm looking forward to putting my quilt squares together this year.

Wishing you all the best with your year of sewing. I can't wait to see some finished projects :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hi Fiona ~ And a very happy new year to you! You really did have a creative 2014! My favorite project from last year is definitely the Friendship quilt too, and I am excited to join my squares this year. :o) I have a quilt top for my niece that I need to finish first, and then the friendship squares are next on my list of things to do. Wishing you a wonderful 2015, my friend!!! xoxox

debs14 said...

I am only waiting for one more quilt square and then I am raring to go to put them all together!
Looking forward to seeing all those sewing projects on their way!

alexa said...

You photos, in their 3x3 format, make a pretty quilt pattern in their own right, Fiona! it has been a lovely thing to be part of and thank-you :).

KraftyKaren said...

Love seeing everyone's round ups on a year of making. Look forward to seeing your friendship quilt once it is completed. And thank you for sharing so many of your lovely cards over the year, I do plan to 'card lift' some of them xx

scrappyjacky said...

I'm really looking forward to stitching my squares together as well.....thank you so much for organising the exchange.

Sandra said...

2014 was such a creative year for you and I'm so looking forward to more sewing from you this year xxx

Louise said...

Happy New Year Fiona, good luck with all your sewing projects in 2015 x I look forward to seeing more of your cards x

Susanne said...

Well, it was quite the crafty year for you - wishing you more of the same in 2015.

Cheri said...

I LOVE your cards! Seems you were quite busy and crafty in 2014. Looking forward to hearing your plans for 2015.

humel said...

Fabulous - and all the best with the sewing, it's something I wish I could get a bit more motivated to do!!

Jo said...

You created some really lovely things in 2014 and I can't wait to see what you make this year. Happy New Year x

Alison said...

As a total novice, I really enjoyed the quilt square project...I am hoping to get Denise's made very soon and once I gave received her's I will think of what to do with them all! Thanks again for organising it! Xx