03 January 2013

final projects of 2012

I managed to get a couple of things done in December - one of them was mum's dragonfly embroidery that I actually included in last month's fresh sewing day finishes as I thought I'd finished it - until I went to give it to mum and discovered it wasn't finished at all !

no antennae on the poor little creature !  all fixed now and with the addition of some french knots its finally finished :)

I've ended up putting it in an embroidery hoop for her to hang on the wall of her sewing room - that way she can see it everyday :)

I also made a couple of cushion covers for my sister-in-law for christmas

and a tablerunner for one of my nieces - I finished the binding on boxing day :)

before we left on the cruise  I used mum's new horizon machine to do straight line quilting and matched the top thread to each of the colours and used a bobbin thread to match the back - I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

I was going to do an end of year post with all of my 2012 finishes but as I've joined in Fresh Sewing Day most of the year they've all been shown each month - I will list the statistics for my dad's benefit though - he left me a comment a while ago saying he loved visiting my blog but it made him tired thinking of all the work !!

In 2012 I joined in 13 swaps, 2 blog hops, 4 quilt alongs, 3 block of the months, and a couple of competitions.

I made:
  • around 200 blocks
  • 9 mini quilts
  • a quilt top
  • a diary cover
  • a camera pouch
  • a pouch
  • 2 cushion covers
  • a handbag
  • 2 table runners
  • a needle case
  • 2 hexi needle books
  • 26 magnets
  • 2 key fobs
  • a key wallet
  • a moo card holder
  • 2 name badges
  • a fabric basket
  • a patchwork clock
  • a dragonfly embroidery
  • 2 purses with metal frames
  • and I have 119 hexis sewn together for the hexy mf quiltalong
Notice the one quilt top on that list -  that's why this year I'm not taking part in any new bees, swaps or other new projects - I really want to get some quilt tops done and actually finished not to mention the other ufos lurking in the cupboards !  I haven't included a couple of quilts and another mini that I started late last year - they are on top of my ufo list for this year !

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  1. Yes, we can get too wrapped up in all the fun. Look forward to seeing your finishes.

  2. Isn't it wild to look back and realize just how much you did do, and just how many projects aren't quite finished?

    The dragonfly looks pretty marvelous with its antenna and the extra French knots. The French knots just gave it that extra bit of finish.

  3. You're the bomb when it comes to sewing! I noticed how many blocks you made in 2012, and I knew it was a lot! Gosh, 200! Glad to know, for your peace of mind, that you've decided to settle down a bit and make some quilts. You're a get-'er-done kind of gal, and I know you'll have lots of quilt finishes to show by the end of 2013.

  4. It seems like a lot of quilters are trying to not join new bees this year in the hopes of getting other projects actually done. I truly hope you are successful at that this year.

  5. Love the fabric on the cushion cover! So gorgeous!


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