OPAM 2018 (Projects 2018)


Despite not being very active on the creative front the last few weeks, I have managed to finish two projects in January.

The first was framing a free machine embroidery sampler which I made at a workshop at the end of last year, run by the lovely Julie at Tigley Textiles.  I trimmed up the sampler and then stitched it to a small free-motioned quilt which I had finished previously.

My second finish was made using the techniques I learned at the workshop for free machine embroidery.  I planned and stitched a small picture.  I added accents of hand embroidery too.  


My first finish for February was a cute little 'dilly' bag which was part of the i-stitch-club BOM designed by the talented Gail Pan.  Loved making this!


Sorry, but due to moving house at the end of March I have just not had time to finish a project this month. I have moved back to a beautiful part of the World though.


This month I did manage to get my sewing room unpacked and one project finished. My only finish for April was a lovely mug rug which was part of the i-stitch-club BOM designed by the talented Gail Pan.  I really enjoyed making it!


In May I finished two more of the bonus projects from the i-stitch-club BOM designed by the talented Gail Pan.  The first was a little needle case which came as March's bonus project.

The second is this cute little pincushion which was May's bonus project.  I made mine to match so that I have a set to take with me when I am travelling.

I also finished making 10 little tissues pouches.  I am not sure if this counts as one big finish or 10 little finishes!!


My first finish in June is a little landscape quilt.  I have been wanting to make one of these for the longest time.  I really enjoyed the process and will definitely be making more!!

My second finish for June is a more abstract textile art quilt.  I used a FMQ practice piece as the background to some free motion applique/embroidery.  It was a lot of fun and I love the results!

My next finish for June is another little 'art' quilt made using free motion embroidery/applique.

My fourth and last finish for June is another little landscape quilt.  I so enjoyed making this. My inspiration for it came from all the wonderful art quilts you can see on pinterest.... so many talented people!


My first finish for July are two little quilted fabric buckets made using a pattern by Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps.

My next finish in July is a sweet little embroidered sampler which I framed.  It was made as part of a SAL with Serena Boffa Soda  of La Casetta Nel Bosco in a Facebook group.

My third finish for July was something I have been meaning to make myself for some time.  A little bread basket liner....


Most of August and September was busy travelling to see family and friends as well as taking a holiday in France, so I am afraid I don't have any finished items for either month. 


My first finish for October is a quilt that I have been working on since May 2017 when I went to a 'Beyond the Basics' free motion quilting class at In Stitches close to where I was living at the time.

My next October finish has been a textile art mini quilt.  You can read my blog post about how I made it here.


In November I managed to finish two baby quilts.  One of these was for my new baby granddaughter, Sophie and the other for the friend of my youngest daughter on the birth of her baby brother, Elijah.

Sophie's Quilt

Elijah's Quilt


Due to the sad passing of my mother-in-law on 9 December 2018, I didn't manage to get anything finished.

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