This year one of my new challenges to myself is to learn more about foundation paper piecing and, I am participating in the Hasenbach Challenge. I have to confess that the blocks for this challenge are rather complicated for a beginner and, I nearly gave up before I had even started. However, with some kind advice from Katrin (who has been instrumental in running the Challenge for some years) I persevered and I have managed to complete one of the simpler blocks.
This block should make up part of the sashing of the main project which is run as a block of the month by Claudia. However, as I don't think I am quite up to all the tiny little pieces that are required for the main blocks, I will probably end up making a quilt using a combination of the houses and the stars which are also a part of the sashing and which are simpler to piece.
Other plans for 2016 will include working on the cross stitch kit which I was given as a gift. I haven't done any cross stitch for years, so this will be a nice change of style for me. The design is 'Love Tree' by Kim Anderson for Bothy Threads. It will be fun to share my progress with you here.
|Birthday Swap Blocks Made|
|Birthday Swap Blocks Received|
There are also several projects which have blocks sitting waiting to be pieced together. The first of these are the Birthday Swap Blocks which I received from friends from a FB group I belong to. I have plans to make them into a lap quilt. I am just waiting for one or two more late blocks to arrive.
I also have quite a number of Farm Girl Vintage blocks which I need to piece together into a quilt or two!
TAST will be continuing and recommences on the 12th of January. I thought that it would fun to start a new sampler for the 2016 stitches so, I shall be making the sampler I used for the previous stitches into a little project. I thought it would make a nice cover for a needle book..... what do you think?
My son has also asked me to make a table runner for the small flat he shares with his girlfriend so, that is also on the list as well as a number of other quilts which I cut out ready to piece last year but didn't get started on! Of course there are bound to be one or two 'extra' projects that insist that I make them! So, lots to be getting on with!
I leave you with a couple of collage photographs of my favourite finishes from 2015.
Thank you for visiting and I am looking forward to sharing your creative plans for 2016 too!