I don't make New Year's resolutions. In the past, it kind of set me up for failure...like really, who can live without Lays Classics? Instead, I am choosing to be happy and choosing to slow down. Yep, I will strive for moderation, in my blogging, sewing, and quilting.
My health team says it's time to extend my periods of sewing and quilting. I may even get up to thirty minutes a session soon! It's been wonderful to look around in my sewing corner and choose an unfinished project that can be finished without a lot of time. I'm trying to avoid long bouts of rotary cutting from starting a new quilt so going to my UFO bins instead.This is what I finished the other day.
The pattern was designed by Laural Arestad and is in the Winter 2013 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.
"Friends, family, and the warmth of home"... I love this quote! I had actually made one of these quilts for the shop before Christmas and it is now in the home of a very good friend.
This design was part four of a little seasonal quilt. Mine finishes at about 12.5" square.
"Winter Comforts" was the perfect project to bring to my quilting chair on a wintry morning with my cup of coffee...
Once the crosshatch quilting was finished, I added the borders and binding and then sat again...
I love using these clips...I found an earthy floral print for the back and a tiny homespun check for the binding...
I also finished a small braided runner. I had made up the kit awhile back, so all I had to do was a little easy stitching. I machine quilted it in the ditch, bound it, and put it in my "Tickle Trunk" for a gift.
That's another thing I learned from this tennis elbow fiasco...don't wait until next Christmas to make my Christmas gifts!
It's a great day for quilting!