It’s finally time to take a break and to sit down with a glass and piece of my mothers Christmas cake. The decorations are up, gifts wrapped and vegetables peeled ready for tomorrow, all the parcels posted and have arrived (thank goodness ). It has been a busy few days, and I now have time to collect my thoughts and start thinking of the projects coming up in the New Year.
The extra wide backing fabric I ordered has arrived, but is more lemon yellow than I thought from the pictures on the internet. Just one of the problems of buying online – I can’t wait to be able to shop again in person. I don’t think that it is suitable for the quilt I had initially earmarked it for, but it will be a perfect backing fabric for the collection of Big Sky fabric by Moda. So my quandary is do I keep this collection for the folded patchwork workshop or use it for the Ambleside block a month. Decisions, decisions.
The in-person online courses will be continuing, starting with the Ambleside Quilt along – Block a Month course in January. If you are looking for a new project for 2021 this could be perfect for you. Join for the whole course or for individual blocks. The choice is yours. You can find more details on the course page, or at Craft Courses
The Block Swap is nearing completion and the Modern & Art Quilt group are looking forward to new challenges in 2021. I am going to give myself a personal challenge to complete another quilt for exhibition, To gather my thoughts for this I have signed up to Laura Kemshalls sketchbook challenge Occasionally we all need a bit of a boost to get going.
I will be editing more Patchwork Basics videos and online courses over the next few weeks and will post details as soon as they are done. I am also hoping to reassemble my grace frame quilting table and Q’Nique between Christmas and the New Year because I have quite a lot of quilt tops which need to be quilted. With all the projects I have planned for this year this pile is in danger of seriously getting out of control. There is always lots to do and I just wish there were more hours in the day.
Take care and stay safe. wishing everyone a good Christmas