Monday, December 31, 2012

Fresh Sewing Day

It kind of seems like I've shared plenty already about my projects, but really now. Fresh Sewing Day is such a lovely tradition, and I figured I might as well share a December mosaic. One glance and you'll see why I didn't sew for nearly a week after Christmas. whew.

Most were gift wrappings and oh-so-practical. Then there were several gifts, December's bee blocks, and one very satisfactory Maisy quilt finish.

I'm following Lynne's lead and declaring my favorite block of the year, which was "Three Wishes" by Jamie Moilanen from 99 Modern Blocks, and one of the blocks I made bee-mates in the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee.
"Three Wishes"

Favorite "anything" quilt-related had to be the whole Triple-Zip Pouch experience. Enough about that . . .

And favorite quilt? Well that's much more difficult to determine. So I think I'll choose two. First would be Spiraled, a mini I made for the festival of half-square triangles. It was the first time I took a pile of blocks and just began creating on my design wall. I love the barely contrasting border, the few escaping spirals, and this was the one and only time I used angled matched binding.

And then there was The Stars of Summer. Here was the most non-traditional layout and palette I had ever done, both of which pleased me to no end. The quilting turned out just as I had envisioned, and again, I felt the matched binding just made it.

So now, really truly, I think I'm ready to face forward into the new year.

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day.

15 comments:

Kirsten said...

Love your choices for your favourite quilts and the block looks amazing too!

Anna said...

Gorgeous! Love the quilts! Happy New Year!

Adrianne said...

Absolutely lovely makes for December, you WERE busy! I really really love your Stars of Summer quilt - its gorgeous, unconventional and the quilting works so well.

Patchwork and Play said...

Stars of Summer is still one of my all-time favourite quilts! The colours are so unique but perfectly matched!!

Katy Cameron said...

Great makes for the month and love your favourites for the year too. It's funny, I was talking to my gran earlier and telling her I could sew anything I wanted today, and now I have no idea what I want to start with without a deadline or anything!

joanne said...

Wonderful makes!!
I love your mini, it is so different and fresh looking!

Izzy said...

Great choices for your favourites. That block is amazing and those quilts are just stunning.

Leanne said...

I love Spiraled, but then I love all your quilts. Your December makes are really lovely , I especially like the quilt.

Heidi Staples said...

Debbie, I enjoyed reading this and your 2012 post too. This was such a gorgeous year of makes for you. Well done!!

capitolaquilter said...

It must have been difficult to choose favrorites with so many wonderful projects. Alway enjoy reading along with your creative journey - Happy New Year.

Kelly said...

Love your fave picks!

Tracy said...

I have enjoyed following you this year, you have inspired me! I love your favorites! Looking forward to this new year seeing what you make!

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

I love your summer stars quilt! I've enjoyed following your blog in 2012 :)

Lindsey R. :: LRstitched said...

Everything is beautiful, I really love your Stars of Summer quilt! Wishing you the best in 2013!

**nicke... said...

ok, i think i might be caught up but im honestly not quite sure. i love your stars of summer quilt! i loved your binding on it so much! so clever!