I can’t believe we are halfway through January already! I’ve been thinking back to my 2015 year of quilting and crafts. It was a great year for learning and stepping out of my comfort zone. I joined several Facebook quilt-a-longs. I really love the support and inspiration that you can get from an online group. I even finished my first full size paper piecing quilt top! It is Harry Potter themed and the pattern comes from a wonderful site called Fandom in Stitches. This project was so much fun. I was brand new to paper piecing and when I completed the top I felt so proud! Now my goal for 2016 is to get it quilted.
I also took 2 classes at a local quilt shop. I learned how to machine applique; which I LOVE and I also took a class and started to learn how to free motion quilt on my home machine…which I LOVE but have A LOT more to learn! The classes were a lot of fun.
I made a Christmas table runner and actually finished it in time for the holidays! It was simple but it was cute and I was happy with it. My friends that know me know that I have a habit of starting MANY projects and finishing a FEW! I just get so excited for everything and want to do it all at once haha!
Of course there are many more projects I am still working on but I am pretty happy with my 2015 stuff! I learned knew techniques, met knew people, and fell in love with quilting even more! Oh…and I added quite a lot of awesome fabric to my stash!
Happy New Year to all. I am looking forward to what 2016 will bring!