The last few months have passed in a blur. After doing about 3/4 of the 100 day challenge, which for me isn’t too bad an effort, and completing three lap quilts in about as many months, the art quilting has taken a bit of a back seat lately. Maybe it’s the time of year, after all, it is now the final week of 2016… Christmas celebrations take up a fair bit of time, much as we love getting together, exchanging gifts and eating well! It seems to me though that time is of the essence when there are deadlines to meet. Creativity works best for me when it is spontaneous, but I do like to have a plan as well…………. sometimes the plan doesn’t always work, and outside pressures tend to inhibit spontaneity….. maybe it’s time for a little R&R, some physical workouts (read cycling, swimming and canoeing, long walks on the beach, playing with the dogs, even gardening). We are officially on holiday, not a sewing machine in sight. I do have my cameras with me though.
Ruler quilting from an online class with Punch with Judy and Westalee rulers
Onther example of ruler work
First ruler quilted table topper quilt
front of 128 hugs
Back of 128 hugs… should be 256 hugs really, if we count the hearts on the back as well!
Not Everything is Black and White
detail from Not Everything is Black and White
I did manage to make a few little Christmas gifts – (secretly, I have been wanting to make mug rugs for ages! Hahaha! (Binding by machine practise….) Then I saw these great little fabric stars, which I couldn’t resist making.
fabric stars and gift tags
easy to make
My last wee completed piece for the year is this wee seahorse which I had much fun making!
Wishing you all a wonderful, creative, prosperous, healthy and happy 2017!