I’m trying to figure out which project to tackle first in this new year. I have a few in mind.
My stash isn’t very big, but that’s OK. I don’t usually like to buy fabric just to have it – I need a specific purpose. That said, I don’t always have a pattern before I purchase which is probably just as bad. I originally bought this for a new baby across the street, thinking I’d be able to come up with my own pattern. I learned with the boys’ duvet covers that that isn’t always so easy.
This is a collection of Anna Maria Horner’s Chocolate Lollipop, Jersey Girls, and a tiny little bit of Flea Market Fancy. I know FMF is really popular, discontinued, and hard to find now, but there was a quite a bit of this pattern at my LQS. It’s the one at the bottom with the square-ish shapes. Anyway, I was thinking I’d make something like this blanket for the new baby. I found it on Anna Maria Horner‘s website (she graciously gave me permission to use it):
My star might be a bit wonky (if there is such a thing as “a bit” wonky), instead of a patchwork star. But obviously, these colors work together and I absolutely love them.
I also picked up a few nice prints for new Christmas stockings for next year:
My LQS is having a sale on holiday prints and I got such a great deal on these I’m going back for more. Ignore what I said above about having a need before making a purchase. That doesn’t apply to Christmas fabric, right?
I’m really excited to start working on the first squares for the quilting bee I joined. Our first assignment has been posted. I love the design, and I’m pretty good at piecing, but I’m going to do a practice piece before I work on the fabrics sent by February’s designer, Margaret.
I also joined Cancer is Sew Done and am awaiting fabric for the sub-group that I joined.
I’m going to practice my free-motion quilting on simple placemats using this fabric.
I guess that’s a lot to work on.