Final ALYoF for 2015!

ALYOF logoFinishing off my December ALYoF project took much less time than I thought it would, and I actually completed it a couple of weeks ago, which left me plenty of time to start two more quilts this month which will no doubt feature¬†as finishes some time next year ūüôā

I’m really pleased with this one – the lovely batik fabrics make it look bright and fresh, and the simple construction and quilting made it¬†a pleasure to sew: ¬†I can definitely see me doing more of these in the future.

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Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes for the final time this year (I was No. 34 in the December goal setting list here) – I’ve really enjoyed taking part in this challenge, and hope it will be available again next year to keep up my completion rate!

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Back to the future?

For my December ALYoF project, I’ve decided to return to one of my earlier projects,¬†which I finished¬†to the flimsy stage back in¬†July.

DSCF7920 croppedNow I want to see if I can add borders, piece together a backing (it’ll have to be pieced, because I don’t have quite enough of the chosen backing fabric to do it in one piece), quilt it, and bind it by the end of the month, which I reckon would be a great¬†way to round off what’s been a pretty good¬†year for me project-wise ūüôā

Progress is going well so far: ¬†this weekend, borders (in a lovely burnt orange batik lookalike) have been added; backing has been pieced (three pieces of a lovely fresh lime green fabric, sashed together with more of the burnt orange); and now I’m ready¬†to start pinning together the sandwich before moving on to¬†the quilting, which will be simple in keeping with the simple rail fence design of the quilt (or, to put it another way, I’m not brave enough to try¬†fancy… ūüôā ). ¬†Binding will be a dark green mottled batik, which goes very nicely with both the burnt orange and the lime green (don’t you just love it when you can find everything you want in your stash?).

ALYOF logoLinking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes, and looking forward to sharing pictures of the finished quilt at the end of the month!