Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 Projects and Thoughts

So blogging isn't a big part of my crafting life... I'm more into making things than writing about what I'm making. But since it's New Years and in the spirit of getting things started off right, here's some of what I've been thinking about doing.
  • Some new tea wallets for the shop. These are in the works and are coming out cute. There will be some Asian fabric tea wallets, one with the Cloud9 Monsterz fabric (adorbs) and one made from Celtic fabric.
  • A purse for a friend's birthday. I need to get going on this one- I'm seeing her soon!
  • A string quilt. I've had a bee in my bonnet to make a string quilt for a while, because it will use up so many scraps and my goal for the first six months of the year is to empty my scrap bin. Yes, I said it- empty it. Because I'm tired of it, and there will always be more scraps.
  • Baste and quilt one particular quilt I've had hanging around for a while, then deliver it to the person for whom it is a gift.
These projects will help me a lot around feeling better about my craft room. My problem is that I love to sew and piece quilts, but I am not as crazy about the quilting part. And getting them quilted by someone else is expensive so I end up with a lot of unfinished tops. Getting even one done in the next month or two would make me feel great.

With the string quilt I want to play around with quilt-as-you-go because for someone like me that is very appealing. I'll keep you posted.