This year I think my love of quilting and small patchwork definitely took over! These are all the pillows, mug rugs, minis, and other small patchwork that I made this year! My love for quilting has definitely grown this year, but I admit that I like quilting mostly on a small scale. The basting and quilting of large quilts always makes my procrastinating nature kick in!
However, when going back through my Flickr I realized I actually completed 8 quilts! Most of these were completed the first half of this year.
I definitely stretched my quilting skills more this year especially with joining in on the Kaleidoscope QA and the Summer Sampler QA. These are the two at the top that I still have not finished. Kaleidoscope blocks are tricky and stretchy and not friendly! However, I am happy I stuck with it and finished them. I also learned how to foundation paper piece through the Summer Sampler QA and loved it! I really enjoyed making all of those blocks. The bottom two are my Turning Twenty quilt for our bed and a block from my Fussy Cut Bee quilt. My first goal of 2012 is finishing these four quilts!
Here are some of the bags, wallets, and pouches I made this year. I love making bags, and I only wish my closet wasn't exploding already with all the bags I have made over the past few years or you would probably be seeing a lot more. ;0)
I also went through a clothing spree this spring. I made a number of tops for myself and skirts and dresses for the girlies. I conquered my fear of knits and fell in love with Lil Blue Boo's Pieced Tunic pattern. I made four of them! I am definitely not a seamstress though and have realized that I don't have much desire to make complicated and involved patterns.
This year I participated in many, many swaps and two quilt-a-longs. I got to be a part of Mug Rug Madness, and I hosted my first online "event", Finish It Up! I even wrote a couple of tutorials. I got to go to The Sewing Summit and meet lots of new sewing peeps. My sewing has gone through a number of stages this year. Over the summer I seriously felt a little bit too addicted to sewing, and it felt like an obsession. This might sound silly to some, but I am sure some of you understand. It didn't feel right. However, getting pregnant definitely reversed that problem. ;0p Now I feel the need to create a little schedule for myself so I can fit some more regular sewing in a bit more.
I have a feeling 2012 will have a little less swapping, and I would really like to finish up the quilt tops I have going on, so I can start other quilts guilt free. I am hoping to do a little more stash busting, and just try to make sure I am making things I love and not because I feel I have to! My life is busy right now, and I want to make my sewing a fun, creative outlet.
What about you? Do you have big plans for the new year? Do you feel the need for a change in your sewing habits or are you happy with where you are at?