Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Best of 2018


At the beginning of the year I called this  "the year of making  the small item"  and mostly I have stayed with that thought throughout the year.  Some of my favourite small items are below

Firstly some apple and pear potholders

During the year a friend sent me a covered notebook with its own penpocket that fits perfectly into my handbag.    She was kind enough to also send me the directions as how to make them.    Since then I have made quite a few as gifts.    Some of which can be seen in this next photo.

Next on the list are some fold up shopping bags which also slip perfectly into a handbag.  

The photo below shows a few more small items that have been made during the year.

I did cave in twice and made two quilts - not big ones but what I call "snuggle" quilts although  both do fit a single bed quite well if needed.   First was a mystery quilt that I was taking part in.   The clues were given out each week for 3 weeks and this is the result. 

And the last item is what was named the checkerboard quilt

While looking back through my blog posts for the year more smaller items were made such as shoe bags, tabletoppers, zip pouches, clothes for Miss M, library bags which are an on-going project for the charity that my quilting groups supports, cushion covers, boxed pouches and a few more items so all in all I did manage to stay with the theme of "the smaller item" and very happy with what was achieved.   

You can pop on over to Meadow Mist Designs to see what others achieved during the year.    You are sure to see some "eye candy" and pick up some inspiration for future projects.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Maria said...

You finished many lovely projects through the year..
Love the Apple and Pear pot holders..

Danice G said...

All very pretty finishes. Those potholders are really cute also.

Cheryl said...

Very cute little finishes, I love the potholders. Thanks for linking up!

Janice Holton said...

Hello from the Best of 2018 linky party! You've been very productive with the "smalls" but my favorite is your checkerboard quilt. I enjoyed seeing your favorites!

Frédérique said...

I love your "small items", and your bigger ones too!

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Ondrea said...

So many lovely projects there. I think I shall find a pattern for those shopping bags as they will be very useful. Great achievement girl!!

Calicojoan said...

I love your smaller item idea and think I need to focus on that myself a bit next year. Your quilts are lovely too. Wishing a fabulous 2019 for you!

Bethan said...

Lovely finishes - I still love those potholders of yours so much! They are gorgeous x

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