Looking back at my list from a year ago, I completed it... mostly. I did complete my alphabet, but didn't do the final project I originally planned. I'm going to do it though, to celebrate the end of the Alphabet Challenge! And I was very vague by saying "more quilting" which definitely happened (including using that jelly roll and the white charm squares) but I still haven't attempted paper piecing or done any more string quilting.
- denim purse - made it up as I went along
- baby Butterfly dress x3
- flannel zig-zag rag blanket - I want to donate it
- camera case
- TV tray ironing board cover
- Maggie Mae x2 - largest and smallest sizes
- Glass Onion x2 - so sad Cupcake is already in the biggest size!
- quilts - White Discovery, Woven Star, Jelly Dot
PLUS I made ....
- Candy Kaleidoscope McKenzie Tunic
- 3 HST stars for Summer's Night Sky
- O+S Red Riding Hood
- Mario Kart costumes
- matching peasant dresses
- PJ pants for me x2
- crinkle tag toy x2
- matching Minnie Mouse McKenzie Tunics for friends
- My Little Pony Halloween costumes
- MLP O+S juggling balls
- Open-wide zipper pouch x8
- crib sheet
- polar bear pants for Snowflake - we all matched on Christmas
- granddaughter hug scarf
- rice pocket warmers x16 - teacher gifts
- reindeer circle skirt
- MENDING: 27 items
With the Sew All 26 complete (except that last zipper pouch) I've thought of a new challenge. COLOR! No deadline, no specifics (sewing? quilting? both?), so not really challenging, but it'll be nice to branch out and use colors I don't normally use. I already have RED well underway, and PINK is on my list for the next Finish-A-Long.
Quilting! I knew that once I got started I would love it. And I do! The last thing I need in my house is more blankets, but I live in a cold place, so who cares. I have one surprise quilt almost ready to be quilted (thank you Trina for the border) and I've started a Christmas one with a layer cake that I won in a giveaway. I still want to try my hand at paper piecing, once I find the right pattern. I'd love to do string quilting again like I did on my sewing machine cover. I received a set of hexagon and triangle rulers for Christmas and I have a few ideas for how to use those. I'm a total copycat and want to make a table runner like Trina. And maybe, just for fun, I'll make a sampler quilt, just to try out new blocks without committing to a whole quilt.
Clothes! Time for a batch of new pajamas for Cupcake, specifically a sheepy nightgown. Snowflake needs a new sleepsack since the one I made over the summer is falling apart at the shoulders. And I'd love to make more outfits for them to match (while neither will complain) - possibly Easter dresses, or something for the summer. I also have fabric to make jackets for them (one is already cut out). Snowflake doesn't really need clothes, but I have several patterns I want to make for her - either Maggie Mae or McKenzie. The first Maggie Mae I made for Cupcake actually tore, so I have a sheepy bodice I need to make into a new dress. And if that pattern still fits, I'm going to use the new My Little Pony fabric I got for Christmas to make another dress from the same pattern. To round it all out, I've got a few friends having babies soon, and I need to make some more bibs and toys for gifts! I'm looking forward to a very productive year!