Friday, 30 December 2011

It's nearly New Year...
...and I tell you something, 2012 is going to see me so organised, disciplined, calm, resourceful...
remember, you heard it here first.

We've had a week of visiting, having visitors and awaiting for the next lot to arrive and all that that entails.
No doubt it's been pretty similar for you too and no doubt you have been a lot more organised about it than I have...like not getting distracted by making a new quilt when really you should be getting the house geared up for guests.

On the other hand, this long holiday is all about having a break and spending time on doing things you love, when let's face it the speed of the rest of the year takes over and there's not usually much time for enjoying a quiet bit of guiltless sewing.

So, guests are arriving tomorrow and what am I doing? Making a new quilt of course.
I've had it on my To Do List for yonks to make a large hexie quilt. At the start of every winter when we all fight over the solitary quilt in the living room, I have it in mind to make a cosy pile of them to grab and snuggle under. Obviously I have these thoughts when I don't actually have the time to action that plan.
At least now though I am getting one quilt closer to quilting nirvana...
I had a lovely afternoon in my studio today, having sent the others to Tesco (they don't know they are born, that lot) and spent time, new CDs blaring, piecing together the quilt top.
I'm just awaiting delivery of this scrumptious flannel for the back.
Then it's a question of binding.
Do I play safe, below, and go for a coordinating fine stripe?
Or add a bit of wow, above, and use a zing of luscious Lotta?

I think you know which one I'll be choosing...

I hope this out of routine week has been a good one for you and you have had time to guiltlessly do something you love.

New Year's Eve tomorrow and I hope 2012 brings health, happiness and more guiltless pleasures xx

11 comments:

Lotti said...

Looks fab, I'm always sewing when I should be doing a heap of other 'more important' things! I say go with the zing, I love it

Stephanie All About Beads said...

Love the quilt - I prefer the calmer edge binding but the zing is good too.

I've just drafted my New Year resolutions on my blog for publishing on the 1st.

Hoping if they are there in black and white I might have a better chance of keeping to some of them!

Love reading your blog!

Stephanie

http://allaboutbeads-jewellery.blogspot.com/

Kylie said...

It's fabulous Karen! Totally understand how you couldn't resist working on it :) Love the bit of zing too! Kx

Monica said...

lovely! a big hexagon quilt is on my list too!!!

oh... and happy new year to you all.

Adaliza said...

I'm making a quilt too - that's all I want to do and everything else is piling high around me! What the heck! Think I'll adopt this as my motto for the New Year!

Nicky said...

Karen had to laugh as I was preparing for visitors I decided to move my sewing space while cleaning up! Not started a new quilt though ....

Love the new one and the mix of lovely Lotta and Kool Karen ! They mix well! Go for zing! Of course!

Anonymous said...

Lovely quilt, Karen. A great choice of fabrics. It's lovely to see your own designed prints in there too.
Nina

Handmade in Israel said...

Lovely colours! (I wouldn't mind a trip to Tesco either though - I miss it!)

beautiful square feet said...

Quilt looks great - love the colours! Hope you had a good New Year's Eve! Happy New Year Karen!

Pam said...

Definitely go for the zing!
Happy New Year Karen,
P x

Lynn Douglass said...

I'm a bit late to this party, but so glad to find it! I love your quilt and choice of fabrics!