Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and a belated giveaway announcement

Hello, lovelies!

It's been many moons since I even logged on--suffice to say my semester got away from me and my sewing room got a bit dusty--but now that the semester's over I can breathe again and I'm back! I have a very belated congratulations to my giveaway winners, A.J. Dub for the hexagons and Lesly for the Luna FQs! Hooray, and thanks for stopping by my giveaway post!

I *do* have some progress to report: This past week, I've been clipping along on my hand-quilting and have gotten closer to finishing the two sampler quilts I've got going. To wit:

Quilt of Valor, Block 11

Block 11 for the Quilt of Valor. I'll be so excited to get this done!

LCQAL: Block 10

LCQAL: Block 11

And blocks 10 and 11 for the Layer Cake Quilt-Along quilt! Block 10 is the second block I decided to substitute, and the pattern is Love in a Mist from Modify Tradition. I love, love, love how this block turned out, but I wouldn't want to make a whole quilt of them, because hot diggety, that was a lot of HSTs for one block. ARGH.

The sashing fabric for the Dream On quilt is a solid orange--which to me feels rather bold!--so I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks put together.

As for the new year: I would like to finish the major quilts I've got in my queue: The two sampler quilts, my kaleidoscope quilt (which I need to baste and then I'm going to free-motion it myself: intimidating), and the queen-sized quilt for our bed. I have a couple of kits that I'm keen to get to, finally, and I'd like to get the seasonal wallhangings actually on the wall this year!

So we'll see how that goes...


  1. Happy New Year! Sounds like you are going to have a great year! Can't wait to see your progress!

  2. Hello there!

    What lovely blocks - the HST one was worth the effort, I'd say :)

    Sounds like you've got a good plan for 2012! Here's to a good one :D

  3. Happy New Year! Glad to see you back. :) Your layer cake blocks are so pretty! They remind my of my Grandma's house for some reason. Something about the fabric.
    Thanks for the prize! :)
    Have a great day.