Happy New Year to you! I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to my friends and readers for following me here or in our personal off-line lives. Staying connected is, to me, an important part of life, and the older I get the more I know and appreciate that. I wish you all a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year 2016 from the bottom of my heart.
2015 was, for me, a good, happy and productive year. Creatively speaking, I was primarily a crazy quilter (crazy quilting; the art form that arose in Victorian times whereby women pieced together fancy fabrics in random patchwork and then embellished it with stitching, beads, etc) for the last 15 years. Crazy quilting is very time consuming (but enjoyable!). It takes a lot of time just to do one block. And while I did do embroidery and crazy quilting this year, my main focus was on traditional quilting. It is refreshing to have finishes come along more often!
So, here is a pictorial of my finishes this year with minimum commentary.
|Quilt for son Shane|
|Birch Trees Quilt for DGS Easton|
|Pow Wow Quilt for DH Bruce|
|2-layer skirt for DGD London|
|What Cancer Cannot Do Quilt for Cal|
|Pink and Green Patchwork Quilt for Emma|
|Lauren and her backpack|
|The Black Needlepoint Crazy Quilt|
|Farm Girl Cozy Cottage Pillow|
|Four scrappy pincushions for Christmas presents|
|Two sets of clothes and quilted play mats for granddaughters|
|20-21 zip pouches for Christmas gifts (only a few shown here)|
|17 pillowcases for gifts. Again, only some shown.|
|Lighted Christmas Tree Wall Hanging|
|Rainbow Orbs Quilt, Shams and bedskirt|
|I Spy Quilt|
|Helen’s Garden Quilt|
That pretty much sums up my creative year. What fun it was! And today, New Year’s Day, I will begin straight away on 2016 projects.