Thursday, January 3, 2013
I do like a new year. It's so full of possibilities and has a lot of room for new plans
Especially since I was able to finish some longrunning projects in the old year. Like the quilts for my girls.
Some of you know which quilts I mean. For the others I put together a little timeline (in Flickr links, because my photos - though not fully updated and sorted yet - are a lot better organized then my blog): in 2009 I bought the fabric, in 2010 I got them out of the cupboard and on my pile of to do's and two weeks later I actually started cutting. In 2011 I finished the tops, but I put them aside again. This summer I decided they needed to be finished and I did.
But then I had only two quilts and I have three daughters. Luckily there was another longrunning project waiting to be finished. Making enough hexagons to complete the quilt proved impossible, but I found a creative way of using them anyway.
And so I had three quilts under the tree this year. I have to admit that I lack the materials, the machine (still sewing on a very simple and cheap sewing machine), the work space and the motor skills to make them as perfect as I wanted them to be. But I like them. And more importantly, the girls like them too.