Tuesday, December 17, 2019

2019 in Review and a Planning Party

As 2019 draws to a close it is time to look back and see what was achieved and what was not in the sewing room.    Last year at the same time I did say that 2019 was going to be "go with the flow year" and see where my sewing takes me as I did not have any unfinished UFO's or WIP's to work on.

Looking back at the list that is on my sidebar most of my sewing has been for either the local hospital auxiliary stalls which included making childrens' aprons, bibs and potholders etc.  Some of which can be seen below.

Or making library bags,  babies bibs and dresses for 6 year old girls in Sri Lanka through the Network Heaven project as well as aprons for the workers in the orphanages.    Some of those items can be seen below.

The one quilt that I did start and finish during the year for myself was the rainbow log cabin quiltEach month a colour was nominated and a block was made corresponding to that colour.    It was a fun project to work on and I love the end result.  

Other items made included a tote bag, snap top bags and a table topper using the International Sisters block
A 3D tutu cushion cover as well as an assortment of other smaller items.  

The knitting needles were also dusted off and some beanies were made.

One item on my to do list was to learn how to make a collage quilt but that did not happen.    My quilting group is having a discussion about getting a tutor in over a weekend in the early part of 2020 so hopefully that will take place and it can be crossed off the list at the end of next year.

So what will 2020 bring in the sewing room.    I see more charity sewing happening and of course I am very tempted to join in with the rainbow scrap challenge again.     This is a good opportunity to use up all those ever increasing scraps that seem to just keep multiplying before my eyes.

I am taking part in the Winter Blues Blog Hop in January and my project is taking shape - slowly but surely - and is on track to be ready by the 22nd January.     Then there is always something to tempt me to take part in as I do some blog hopping and of course Pinterest is like going down a rabbit hole with all sorts of interesting ideas to have a go at.   It will be interesting to look back at the end of year to see what caught my attention which is what the International Sisters block did with the 4 generations tabletopper being the result.    

What are your plans sewing wise for the coming year?   You can head on over here to link up and see what others hope to achieve.

Linking with Meadow Mist Designs

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Your rainbow log cabin quilt is beautiful, and I am sure all your charity sewing has been much appreciated this year. I hope that you are able to bring in someone to talk about the collages quilt and I hope that you have a wonderful 2020!

Rachel said...

I love all the wonderful things you made for charity. How generous! Your rainbow log cabin is delightful. Good luck with your plans for 2020 and I hope you have fun exploring collage quilts.

Danice G said...

All such pretty charity items, and that rainbow quilt is gorgeous.

Fiona said...

you have doen heaps of lovely sewing this year... and most of it going to wonderful causes..... Unlike you I always have loads of UFO's and half done things ..no doubt new things will come along too... I am keen to join in the scrap challenge again this year..


Ondrea said...

So many lovely and thoughtful projects. Many people would have been delighted to receive your charity items.

White Rose said...

Hi Karen wow you did so well lots of beautiful finishes for the year,well done my friend xx

Maria said...

You've had a very busy successful year sewing many things for great curses.....
Your RSC Quilt looks great and I am going to join in too next year .
Haven't made any definite decision yet as far as sewing goes for 2020.

Leanne Parsons said...

You've done so much charity sewing this year! That's wonderful :) Good luck with your 2020 goals!

Maeberry Square said...

I love all the charity sewing projects you've made - such a great way to use our quilting "superpower" :) Good luck with your 2020 goals!

Cheryl said...

Great finishes! You have a very productive 2019!

The Joyful Quilter said...

You really made good use of your fabric stash this year!!

Bethan said...

Such a productive 2019! It's great seeing it all together! Not hugely thought of next year, but I do have a big quilt or two to work on x

Mel Beach said...

It looks like your "Go with the Flow" approach led to a very fruitful year of finishes! Congrats!!

Celine said...

Wow, you have done lots! Congratulations :-)

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