Selfish Sewing

I started 2015 with this intention, so how is that I’m into April 2015 and everything I’m making so far is for someone else?  😳

I need to get cracking on finishing some quilts for me. So my to do list stands like this:

  • Quilt & bind Sound Energy Quilt – for a friend, but first being exhibited (a post to follow on this)
  • Finish Elemental Strip & Flip – this is a joint project between Jack and I. He wants to make a quilt for himself, we have it stripped, time to get the flip on.
  • My Road to Liberty quilt. I have all the pieces assembled, I just need to trim and start building the top. MINE!
  • Secret quilt design that is in progress… That’s all I’m saying other than this will be MINE!
  • Farming quilt for Adam, he’s begging for one, so I better make!
  • Two baby girl quilt gifts
  • Pocketful of Posies tunic top – I have the fabric, I must make!

I have a list of other patterns and bundles assigned, I need to make at least one of them in 2015… Otherwise the stash will keep growing and no quilts coming out the other end!

So 2015 isn’t all that selfish so far, maybe I’m not cut out for only sewing for myself!!! Really, what I promised myself is I wouldn’t get involved in swaps or bees this year… We’ll see how the rest of the year goes 😉


Finished quilt – finally posting

I finally get around to posting about the finished jelly roll quilt. It turned out really lovely. I’m planning my next project(s) now but they include a craft swap gift so I won’t say anymore until the swap is complete.

The quilt ended up being perfect size for a throw on a single bed or as a runner for a double bed. I freemotion quilted it too as I found it really easy to do, so it worked out very well! I would love a new sewing machine that has all the bells and whistles but for now, I am happy with the two I have.

So the quilt:

All I can say is if you fancy trying quilting, do! It’s so rewarding and really enjoyable!