Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Already playing catch up!

Hello! I know, it has already been a while since my first post of 2018 and I apologise! I was away at New Year and, I have only just recently arrived home. As a result, I am already playing catch up with the new projects that I mentioned in my last post that I was starting in 2018.


However, before I tell you more about them, I have shared above a photograph of some of my favourite finishes for 2017. If you want to see them in more detail you can click on the 'Projects 2017' tab in the right hand sidebar of my blog or here is a quick link.


Now back to my new 2018 projects. As I have only recently returned home I am afraid I do not have much to show yet. However, I have chosen some fabrics that I intend to use for my 'Beyond TAST' and I have a very specific idea in mind with regards what I want to do. As I am keen to keep my free motion quilting up-to-scratch as well as my hand stitching, I have decided that for my 'Beyond TAST' project I am going to make a quilt-as-you-go-quilt using free-motion quilted blocks and then embellish them each with the 'Beyond TAST' stitches. I have decided the time I am going to devote to each 'Beyond TAST' stitch family will be a month, so there will be 12 blocks to complete which I will make into a quilt at the end of the year. January's stitch family is the running stitch and I am itching to get my block quilted and the hand embellishment started!!


I have also printed out the patterns and chosen theads and fabrics for the January month of Gail Pan's 'i stitch club' but I am afraid I haven't had the chance to stitch much yet..... hopefully I will get started later on today!!

Sorry there is not much else to show you for the moment and thank you for visiting me 😊

14 comments:

  1. Enjoy your stitching; your goals are interesting. I'm going to see if I can make enough progress with TAST this time round to stick with it.

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  2. What a fantastic lot of projects from last year. I’m falling behind with TAST already but have almost finish shed January’s BOM. I chose the background fabric today at Patchwork Basket in Newent. I’m using one of the Moda fabrics in collaboration with the V and A. It’s William Morris’s Acorn in dark blue. I wish I had thought more about the threads though. I’ll be doing two stitches for TAST this week.

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  3. Don't worry about playing catch up - I'm a firm believer in beginning where you're at (if that makes one whit of sense!!). Nice to be reminded of all the pretties you created last year and I can't wait to see what comes from your talented fingers in 2018!

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  4. I always love seeing your stitching, so I will be following along again this year. Just relax and have fun. You still have 11 1/2 months to go!

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  5. What a fun idea for Beyond TAST! I look forward to seeing your blocks. :) You do such lovely work and have such beautiful finishes!

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  6. I'm glad you're back, I love seeing what you're working on. Thank you also for your lovely email. I will write to you very soon. xx

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  7. Ooooh, I like your idea for 2018. It will be fun watching you create the new 12 month quilt and stitch design. Karen, Hannah and Baa. xxx

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  8. You will catch up in no time, I bet you want to get started stitching right away
    KATRIN W.

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  9. It sounds like you have a great plan for the year ahead, have fun with it .I always enjoy seeing what you are stitching ❤

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  10. no need to apologise, blogging should be fun, not a chore. The Beyond tast project sounds really interesting

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  11. Looking forward to seeing more of your pretty work!

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  12. I like your plans for this year´s stitching. The Beyond Tast project will be interesting,

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  13. Hi Christine great to see you back,I love your projects from last year,you do such beautiful work xx

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  14. Hello Christine... just saw your name on another blog Comment, so thought I'd click on over to check out your blog!
    Wow, sounds like you've been busy... having read the other comments here, I also say "just enjoy where you're at & don't worry about catch up"... no doubt you've got some lovely projects planned for 2018.

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