During holiday sewing time I made some more microwave bowl holders in 2 sizes ( 10" and 15") This is the first time I have made the larger size. There have been times when I could have used one so now I have one. A couple will be gifted.
I worked on finishing up this hexagon table topper. I started English paper piecing with the New Hexagon quilt along and decided a lot of handwork is not for me. I machine pieced 2 hexagons to finish the number needed. Next I pulled out paper and ironed flat seam allowances (trimmed a little) to then machine piece the hexagons all together. I layered batting and backing and sewed together pillowcase style so I would not need binding to finish the edge of all the hexagons. Now it still needs quilting.
As 2017 comes to an end, I finished another lap quilt for church.
Here are closer photos of the quilting.
Even though I only finished a couple of quilts from my listed goals, I am satisfied. I finished and donated 1 Quilt of Valor, 2 kid quilts to my guild for the children’s hospital, 1 wall-hanging to my sister’s guild for silent auction, and 10 lap quilts to my church (which includes 2 JoAnn class samples). I made 5 quilts of various sizes which were gifted to family and friends and 1 full size quilt I kept for myself for a total of 20 which does not include a couple sets of placemats and many mug rugs along with many other sewing projects. I’m counting 2017 as a productive year for quilting and sewing projects even though I still have numerous UFOs and WIP.
As I look toward 2018 I hope to continue to make progress on finishing up UFOs. The AQS blog recently shared hints for prioritizing UFOs. I usually store projects in 2.5 gallon ZipLock bags. Here are 8 projects I pulled to take a new account and make a plan for finishing in 2018. ( This is not all my UFOs.)
My red, white and blue LeMoyne star improv quilt is partially quilted. I would really like to quilt a mystery quilt top that has been waiting many years. A graduation gift quilt has not been started. That is plenty to work on in the new year.
Be Safe for your New Year celebration.
Enjoy some time sewing or quilting!