Saturday, December 19, 2015

December Update

I just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays! Since the New Year is fast approaching, I wanted to give you a hint of what to expect in 2016.

First, I have a post about another bag I made, but since it is a Christmas gift, I have delayed the post little. Once the recipients get their gift, expect to see it!

Second, I wanted to give a sneak peak on a quilt I've been working on for a while. Its Moxie by Tula Pink. While the original fabrics in the pattern are now out of print, I have made my own rainbow version in a class offered at In the Making (fabric kit can be bought here). I'm waiting to post the whole quilt until it is quilted and bound (quilting is currently in progress).

Third, I am still working on the Triangle Quilt (see post 1 here and 2 here). I know I haven't finished it yet, but I have completed over half the rows. Sewing all those triangles was a lot more time consuming than originally thought. They also have to be sewn very carefully due to raw edges being exposed and having a lot of stretch to them.

I am also working on some other small projects right now, including drawstrings bag and a quilted duffel!

Finally, here are some projects I have planned for 2016!

Tula Pink's flower market quilt in amethyst. Pattern is free download found here.
In the Making is offering a class and quilt kit on this in January, so the quilt top will be done then.

I got this amazing coat pattern by McCall's M7256 on sale on Black Friday. I would love to make this coat out of wool, but since I've never done clothing before, I want to do a test run first in just cotton (it is much cheaper and if I mess up, it won't cost as much as messing up on wool!). I have tentatively picked the colors shown on the right for the coat, but that may change.

And some new fabric lines I'm interested in are coming out in 2016:
  • Heather Ross is coming out with a reprint of her Mendocino line in March. There is a seahorse quilt in her look book which can be viewed here. The pattern is not listed yet, but I can't wait for this line and love the seahorse quilt. This quilt is on my 2016 wish list of things to do!
  • Tula Pink is also introducing a new small line called Chipper. I love the purple colorway and hope to make some things from it.

I hope everyone has a great time this Christmas with friends and family! I hope you check back in the New Year to see what I've been up to!

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