Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year! Welcome 2016 - Lets Hope I Achieve More This Year!

Wishing everyone a prosperous 2016 in whatever you do!

I haven't had a chance to update my blog for a while. I did actually manage to finish one Christmas gift in time for Christmas and gave these placemats to my niece Vanessa who has recently returned after 6 years living in the UK. When she eventually moves out into her own place she'll have something new for the table.
Unfortunately you can't really see the quilting on these but I did spirals in the white areas.

Since then I have finished the blue/green set of placemats too but I haven't yet taken a photo of them so you'll just have to trust me on that one! I'll be putting them away to gift for Christmas in 2106.

Just before Christmas I had a lovely surprise in the post. A while back I won a prize as a part of the UFO along at Marti's 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks blog and so when this box arrived I assumed it was the prize for that but it turns out it had three times the goodies! Turns out I also won a prize when Marti had a competition for her blogiversary and then she also included a gift for letting her use my Rainbow Lattice tutorial for her A Quilt Block a Day Facebook group quiltalong. Such a generous soul!

 Inside the box was this lovely Arcadia layer cake, yardage and pattern:
 These pretty charm squares, some yardage and a pretty Valentine's Day pattern:
 Marti also sent this lovely zip pouch she had made, so cute!  Love Marti's label too.

Last but not least a cute quilt badge and a handy tool - a sewing machine seam guide. I have one which has a spot for scant 1/4 inch seams but this one has four different sizes as well as being marked with inches along the side, another handy feature.
How lucky was I? Now I just need to get on and finish some of my UFOs before I start anything new - famous last words I'm sure but I need to get my UFOs sorted out and numbered ready for the UFO along again this year. If you're interested in joining in, check out Marti's blog. There will be a post on 1st January showing off the last finishes for last year and with instructions on how to take part. I have found it a great way to keep myself focussed each month on finishing just one UFO project - except for last year when moving house meant having all my quilting packed up for many months!

Thanks for dropping by,


  1. congratulations Sue, well deserved. I was very impressed with your ability to stick with the system. I really like tht Arcadia range. i bought some pieces a while back, mostly in the blues and browns, but still havn't used it. Good luck with getting projects completed this year.

  2. Sue, you did very well with our friend Marti - she was also very generous to me when I won a giveaway. I intend joining up for 2016 - funnily enough I think I am short a project at the moment - but I'm sure there is another one lurking behind a closed door somewhere...and it doesnt count things I know I wont finish this year.
    All the best for 2016.

  3. Love the placemats for your niece she is very lucky. But so are you awesome win. Happy sewing

  4. Hey
    My picture is misleading. It's an old picture that I posted because I like it.It is cold here though low 20's.


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