What a great January I had!
I take the whole month *off* so I can *work* on my own things, bit of a contradiction I know.
However it’s all very enjoyable for me so doesn’t feel like work, and I often use the term ‘pottering about’ so it’s all very much at a summer pace.
This January my main tasks were to get some patterns written up and get the Maltaville Album Quilt ready as a complete pattern package. Plus I wanted to get two of my own quilts completed (borders on or blocks joined) and quilted, they are just simple, fun quilts and I planned to try new pantograph quilt patterns on them.
And on the home front there were some special cooking things I wanted to do, fancy myself as a bit of a foodie I do
So how much did I achieve and how far did I get sidetracked LOL.
I have sewn the binding on but have yet to hand stitch to the back, that can wait ’til Autumn.
The one on the left is a quilt I started ages ago with a Layer Cake of fun, modern fabrics. The pattern is Memories of Japan by Suzanne Lyle and is especially for layer cakes. The quilt on the right is the result of playing with some bold geometric prints that came home with me after a trip to Amitie quilt shop in Melbourne. Of course both these quilts were intended to be a quick and fun diversion but took about four and two years respectively to complete. Haha like I say January is the month to potter and finish.
I did get all the Maltaville Block patterns redone to A3 pages and added new history info to the pattern sheets.
What can slow me down is getting the photo’s suitable for pattern covers so that’s the hold up with that. It’s always a two person job for starters. I have several quilts to do now so a day will be set aside in the very near future. Very near!
I wrote up the patterns for two antique quilts and they are only waiting on their photo’s.
and this one
didn’t get as far as I’d hoped on this one
or this one
I got a little side tracked with this new basket quilt
but haven’t actually done anymore on it since I showed it last
And more than a little side tracked on this
The next exciting thing is the Eastleigh Quilt and pattern appearing in the April issue of Homespun magazine (volume 14 #5)
Eastleigh is an English Frame quilt, named after my Grandmother’s home town in Hampshire UK. Today *would be* her 108th birthday. I had such fun creating this quilt for Homespun and can’t wait to see it in print.
happy stitching and til soon