New Year and new start…

One of my New Years Resolutions is to get back to documenting my quilts and process more… between concussions and Influenza A I have had a quite couple of months but I am raring to go.

This year I am going to be throwing myself into charity quilting with gusto…I think I may need it to keep sane during what is going to be an very interesting year.  So without further ado lets get this started with a Do Good Stitches finish…

finished-wonky-circle-skirt

The wonky circle quilt is finally done and ready to be donated.  I kind of love this quilt.  I did a post last year on how to make these wonky blocks and I was thrilled with how the Hope Circle embraced the crazy curves.

wonky-circle-detail

There really is a freedom and sense of fun in wonky and it was the fun that I embraced when I threw this quilt up on the longarm.  The quilting is far from precise or accurate but it follows the flow of the weird shaped curves of the block and it was a hoot to quilt.  I had some fun music on my ipod and was laughing and smiling the whole time I was working on this project!

quilt-detail-2

To finish her off I used a lovely floral print I had in my stash… this is not a gender neutral quilt and so I fully embraced the girly…

quilt-back

So I can finally cross another Do Good Stitches quilt off my WIP list….just in time for me to start getting more blocks in the post for a new quilt.  I now only have 3 Do Good quilts left to finish… so I am off to the sewing machine..

To start the year off right I am also linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts “Finish it Up Friday“…

36 thoughts on “New Year and new start…

    • I spent wasted years avoiding curves… do not make the same mistake I made. It is really easy – particularly if you start with big curves. Give it a go, you will be surprised how easy and fun they are.

  1. Oh, I’m so glad to see you back! I’ve missed your ‘voice’ and your lovely work, and the enthusiasm with which you go at your projects. You sound as if you’re properly mended now, too, which I’m delighted to hear. I was a bit worried when it all went silent after your concussion…

    • Hi Kate… I am getting back into the swing of things after a rough finish to 2016, I must admit the concussion took more of a toll that I thought it would but we are back in saddle and did not waste our down time – I got really good at pulling paper off all those butterfly blocks. Your quilt will be ready for deliver when we are in Oz in June/July… promise!

      • WONDERFUL!! Both the quilt, and the fact that you’re back on the quilt train! Do please let me know the dates when you have them so we can see whether it’s just me flying down to catch up, or both of us making it a road trip.

  2. Welcome back and happy new year. I hope you are feeling back to your old self now and raring to go. I am looking forward to seeing what you make this year.

  3. I love this quilt. The year of 2016 was pretty much a loss for me but I’m determined that 2017 will be different. I’d love to make one of these wonky quilts and one of my goals for the year is to “finally” be able to get on the list for Do Good Stitches. I’ve known, so far, that I couldn’t but I hope to do that very soon.
    Welcome back to blogland.

    • Thanks Pat. I love Do Good Stitches and I know they usually have a waiting list, but it is such a great Bee. I have been doing it for so many years now it is just part of my monthly routine and I love being challenged each month but a new pattern. I am sure you will love being part of the group too.

  4. Hi Cath! This is my style quilt! I love the wonky circles and the quilting on them! Also the colours are really beautiful! Backing is so perfect and also my style even for some strange reason I don’t have many flowers in my stash! x Teje

    • Hi Teje… I am glad you like the quilt I am always surprised by the number of floral fabrics that sneak into my stash… I must admit if the fabric has shine or flowers I am drawn to it, even if I have not idea what I will do with it more than likely will find its way into my stash.

  5. Glad to hear you’re back! I wish the best for your full recovery and am happy that I will be able to continue to see and work on your wonderful designs. All the best and happy quilting.

  6. So glad you’re back, and I hope it is a sign that you are doing much better! Sending good wishes for a complete recovery….

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