Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Nice to be back and creative plans for 2015!

Hello! It has been a while and, it is good to be back! We were away for Christmas visiting family, which was lovely and then we spent New Year in Switzerland where we used to live. It has all been great fun but, I am a real home bird and I love nothing more than getting back home when I have been away!!

Some of my favourite projects from 2014

I haven't had a great deal of time for stitching while I have been away, so it is nice to be back in my sewing room!!  Although, in reality, I have spent most of the day today getting things unpacked and put away and some food shopping done so that we have something to eat!

A few more finishes from 2014

I love the New Year, it is like turning a fresh page and making a new start. It also gives you the chance to reflect on the year that has just ended and, from a creative point of view I am very pleased with how 2014 unfolded. Above are a couple of photographs which show some of my favourite projects from 2014.


Moving on to 2015, I am really excited to get started on some new projects and, I have some great ideas for what I want to make this year!  I have joined the CQJP 2015 and have already made and started embellishing my January block.


I have also very happily agreed to participate in a new Gail Pan Sew-a-long, hosted by Martina of Sunshine Quilting.  I have chosen my first project which is the pattern 'Friends' and the design has been transferred to my background fabric and is ready for me to get started on it.


Another Gail Pan pattern that I am hoping to complete during the Sew-a-long is a pattern called 'Simply Blue' which appeared in issue 118 of Homespun magazine and which I have been meaning to sew for some little while!!  I have printed off the instructions and they are just waiting for me to choose and cut fabrics and that project will be ready to go too!!


Next, I have registered for The Quilt Show Block of the Month Quilt 2015, which has been designed by Lynette Anderson and is called 'My Country House'.  I have downloaded all the details and again, I just need to get some fabrics chosen and cut to be ready to get started.


Then, just the other day, I came across a free monthly project being offered by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs called 'Snow Happy Hearts'.  Each month Anne is generously giving away a cute heart decoration pattern and I have January's pattern printed and ready for my attention!!


Last but not least, I have decided that 2015 is going to be a year when I look back through all the wonderful quilt books/magazines that I have to find some exciting projects that I may not have made when I first acquired the book/magazine and make them this time round.  To this end, I have found a lovely table runner pattern by Leanne Milsom of Lizzie the Quilter called 'A Summer's Day'. It appeared in issue 138 of Homespun magazine and I have been meaning to make it for some time.

I think that should keep me busy! Looking forward to a very productive 2015!!  I'll let you know how I get on!

22 comments:

  1. Welcome home Christine, its lovely to go away but always nice to be home again and into regular routine. I love all the projects you made last year, especially your tilde quilt that was designed by Bronwyn Hayes, its so pretty. I am thrilled you are going to make my table runner that was featured in Homespun, its a great project to work on, I loved making it. Right now I am working on a new project for Homespun magazine to be published later in the year. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks Leanne! I am looking forward to working on your table runner... I haven't made anything with hexagons before but I love the look of them. Can't wait to get started and I'll look out for your next project too as I subscribe to Homespun digitally. You have a good day too! :) xx

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  2. Christine, your 2014 projects are all so beautiful and inspired me to start hand stitching again. I can't wait to see your crazy quilt; the embellishment just makes me happy to look at it. ;) I look forward to seeing your 2015 creations.

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    1. Hello Linda! It makes me feel warm and fuzzy to think that I have inspired someone to start hand stitching! Thank you for such a lovely comment! Can't wait to get started on my 2015 projects!! :) x

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  3. Liebe Christine,
    dein Jahresrückblick ist überwältigend, so viele geschmackvolle und schöne Dinge, hast du hergestellt! WoW, weiter so!! Urlaub ist schön, aber heimkommen auch :-)
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I really do love coming home again when I have been away and it is nice to get started on the 2015 projects!! :) x

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  4. I like your plans, they are all projects that I would like to make myself. And the things you made in 2015 are all very impressive!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Hello Katrin! Thank you!! I am really excited to get started on my 2015 projects.... hope I can keep up with them all! :) Happy stitching 2015! :) x

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  5. Wishing you lots of happy stitching in 2015 - can we see a picture of your Christmas present once it's all sorted out?

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    1. Thank you Janet! It is all sorted.... I may do a post about it shortly! :) xx

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  6. Hello Christine! I'm glad you are back to blogging! I have no doubt you will have a busy and productive 2015. I look forward to seeing your creations. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hello Emmajane! It is nice to be back... I miss my blog when I go away! Happy New Year to you too and I'mm looking forward to all your lovely makes too! :) x

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  7. Oh wow you certainly have a great line up already. Look forward to seeing some of them finished. By the way, Shawkl has opened up registrations for the beginners Crazy Quilt class that I did earlier, if you were interested its well worth it.

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    1. Happy New Year Dawn! I can't wait to get stitching!! I have just signed up for the beginners Crazy Quilt Class... thank you for letting me know! Looking forward to a very creative 2015! :) xx

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  8. How lovely to have spent the holiday in Switzerland Christine! You have some great plans for 2015 and certainly did have a good year of many beautiful projects last year!
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

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    1. Happy New Year Alison... so sorry I didn't get to write a Liebster blogpost... I was just too pushed for time with all the Christmas and holiday arrangements. Hopefully later in the month if that is not too late? Looking forward to getting back in the creative swing now!! Have a great 2015! :) x

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  9. I enjoyed seeing your 2014 projects, and look forward to seeing your new makes in 2015! You make a lot of gorgeous things and it is always fun to see what you are making next!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! It means a lot to me that you like what I make! I have just bought a lovely magazine which has one of your pretty cushions in to make! :) xx

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  10. You are going to have a lot of stitching fun this year I see. I look forward to following you as you combine patchwork and embroidery in so many stunning ways.

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I am looking forward to starting all my projects and a very creative year!! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations this year too! :) xx

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  11. Your 2015 projects look like great fun! Your CQ Block through Kathy's class is off to a beautiful start.

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    1. Hello Renee! Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! I am certainly enjoying Kathy's wonderful class! Hope you pop by again! :) xx

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