Sunday, January 5, 2014

Welcome, 2014!

I'm not sure how it happened, but it appears I haven't posted since Halloween, so I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I've been quilting, but I guess I just haven't been blogging about it very much.

Here's what I've finished since my last post:
This snowman pillow (pattern from Primitive Gatherings).  It was supposed to end up as a 15" pillow, and mine is 17 1/2" x 18", so I obviously disregarded some instructions somewhere!  It works fine with an 18" pillow form, though.

I enjoyed making it so much that I dug through my bright wools and made a smaller version for a Christmas gift for a coworker.  This one ended up 14".

And I finished this Snowman Runner (also a pattern by Primitive Gatherings).  I machine quilted this on my sewing machine.  My Christmas decorations have been put away, and snowman season has begun in my house.

This year I'm going to participate in Country Threads' UFO Challenge.  I've listed my projects on the sidebar, so I hope you'll see some progress on them this year.  I had NO problem coming up with 12 items to work on!  The first one is #10, so I'm busy working on that already.

We're having a record cold snap here for the next few days, so I'm hoping to hunker down in my sewing room and get lots done.  Keep warm!


  1. Your snowmen are cute, cute. I love snowmen designs.

  2. I love all the snowmen! Primitive Gatherings has such great patterns. Nice to hear from you again.

  3. Perfect little snowmen for January display. I like the one with all the bright colors especially!

  4. Hi Kathy, Love your snowmen. So glad you're participating in the Country Threads UFO Challenge. I'll look for your finished project every month. Be sure to send them a picture…they post them all on Pinteret. I'm already working on my #10. I like how you posted your projects on the sidebar.

  5. Great snowmen projects, I'm on a snowman roll also. I'm quilting number 5 right now. It is the PG seasonal banner the winter snowman. My phrase for 2014 is Sew Finish It Up!

  6. Kathy, I love all your projects! You are so talented!