"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, January 17, 2021

New Projects in the New Year!

 What was I thinking????  Every time I saw something new online the last couple of months, I decided I needed to sign up!  So I started Four new projects in January, in addition to a few that were already in the works.

First, Kathleen Tracy is doing a small Mystery Quilt.  She's also doing a Sew along, and several other projects, but I'm only doing the mystery.  Here are my blocks for the first month.  She is keeping it pretty simple since there are so many other things going on.

I'm making a Vintage Linens quilt with the 1914 Boehm House Vintage Quilt group.  I have been acquiring vintage linens for many years, and this is a perfect use for them.  Here are the pieces and parts of my quilt.  I haven't decided on sashing and corner stones yet.  This is offered as a Facebook class, and it's not to late to get started!

Number 3 is Winter Village by Edyta Sitar.  I bought the pattern and fabric a few years ago, but never started making my village.  She is offering it as a sew along, so I decided now is the time to dig it out and get to work.  This didn't photograph very well, and I'm much too lazy to go downstairs and try again.

And last, but far from least, is a cross stitch project:  Sew by Row, a Lori Holt pattern, also being done as a stitch along by Fat Quarter Shop.  I did a lot of cross stitch before I discovered my love for quilting, and I've done a little over the years.  I'm now addicted again.

I'm showing the pattern instead of my piece, because I discovered a huge mistake this morning, and it requires much frogging.  Not fun.

I also have another new addiction - YouTube.  I've only watched a few videos in the past, but now I'm watching quilting and cross stitching the entire time I'm stitching!!  Oh My.  There's so much to learn.  

So what are you up to these days??




  1. Oh sew many gorgeous projects you are going to work on.....
    Love love both the “ Winter Village” and “Sew by Row “ one.....
    Do I need to start another project?? I’m trying to finish off my older UFOs?

  2. Well, I started three new projects this week...yep, we have similar "problems."

  3. You have a lot of pretty going on this year!! I love vintage linens, so I’m really looking forward to seeing that one. I tried counted cross stitch again recently, as I used to love it, too. I just don’t have the eyes, nor patience, for it these days. However I did purchase a tiny Stacey Nash Pattern that I hope to complete before next Christmas! I look forward to seeing your progress on all your projects.

  4. Good Morning, I had been a follower of yours for a long time. So sorry to hear all of your "news". I understand, life does have a way of getting us to stop some of the things we had liked. I have pretty much done the same thing. But, on the good side, I wanted to tell you that I am working on the 1914 Boehm House Vintage Quilt, too. I just started. Have 5 star blocks done as of last night. I am loving that quilt. I wanted to finish a top at the beginning of the year, so was definitely a late starter. What beautiful quilts are coming out of this group. Keep up the good work. I am just getting back to sewing after doing nothing for a number of months.

  5. lol. So much to do and so little time. I think we all know the problem.

  6. So many pretty projects! I hadn't realized you were back to blogging until I read your comment on my latest post--thank you! And then I looked back and read your 2020 update and saw that you had lost your husband in July--I'm so very sorry... My mom passed away in July, too, and I am still so sad. I am glad you have your hobbies and your friends and family to help you through the sad times. Take good care now ♥

  7. So many beautiful projects happening there, looking forward to watching them grow

  8. It is so hard to say no when the projects really appeal to you. Goo with the flow and enjoy them They all look lovely!


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