In between writing and teaching and travelling and other life priorities, I have managed a little craft work in the past 12 months… but very little blogging!
Sadly, most of the projects mentioned in my previous posts last year are still languishing unfinished, although I have made a little progress on some.
I have to clear the dining table for quilting a whole quilt, so I have been trying to keep it a little tidier than usual so that I can quickly set the machine up there if I have an hour or so to play.
I’ve temporarily put the aqua quilt aside again though to work on the quilt for my nephew – I finished all 48 blocks and here’s all of them laid out in one of the patterns he designed:
I finished sewing them all together this evening, but haven’t pressed the final lot of seams yet. I’ll probably add a narrow white border, then a black border, and I think I’ll back it with a grey fabric if I can find a suitable one. I’m not sure yet how I’m going to quilt it, but it won’t be too fancy.
The lace shawl I was designing early last year is still not finished. One day…
So, that’s a quick summary of a year’s creativity! Now, must get back to writing the next book!