Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Resolved to Sew 2012

Ali at VeryBerryHandmade has a fabulous competition going on right now.  Blog about your 2012 resolutions linking back to her "Resolutions to Sew 2012" post which you can find here, leave a comment on her post to say you have done so and stand a chance of winning one of many fabulous fabric prizes.


At the end of last year, I made a few resolutions and I thought I'd see how they were coming along:

1.  Join fewer bees, join fewer swaps, take on fewer commitments and commissions.  Say no more often.  Well since writing that, I have said "no" twice and "yes" three times already.  One of the yesses was for charity, one to make a mini quilt, which I just couldn't resist and one to make a quilt for my niece in the swoonalong but I had already committed to make a quilt for my niece so that doesn't count. 

Swoon all pieced
2.   Get together more often with my sewing gals because they make it all so much more fun.  Well they're coming over on Thursday so that's going well so far.

Mandy is not pleased Justine swapped hats

3.   Make my husband a quilt because, to my shame, I have made one for every one in sight but not one for him yet.  This is an important one.  I now have this quilt designed and calculated, the fabrics picked out and it may even be my next project and it may even end up being my first published pattern but we'll see about that.


The other thing you have to do  for Ali's giveaway is to pick which of the fabulous fabric prizes Ali has scored for us you would like to win the most.  I am going to pick this wonderful bundle of Erin McMorris fabrics from Backstitch. 


And, even if you don't have the time or the inclination to write a blogpost about your resolutions, you can leave a comment on Ali's blog and stand a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.  Go on, you know you want to!

10 comments:

  1. I'm very excited about #3 and your first published pattern! Have fun with your sewing circle and good luck with the rest of your resolutions!

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  2. circa 1934 is my favorite! I can't wait to see what yo do with it!!

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  3. You are off to a good start! Quilting with friends is so much fun even if you don't get much work done. :-)

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  4. No twice and yes 3 times huh? Oh well, better luck next month ;o)

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  5. Thanks so much Lynne - really appreciate you giving the giveaway a mention. I love your version of Swoon, it's beautiful.. and can't wait to see the Circa 1934 quilt - bet it's going to be fab. All the best for everything you get up to in 2012.

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  6. I'm really looking forward to seeing the quilt that you make for your hubby. If you really want to spoil him, use bamboo batting (50% cotton/50% bamboo--So very soft!

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  7. A husband with no quilt? Jeez Nigel!

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  8. You can't beat a c.1934 man quilt, just ask my husband; well don't, he's asleep in front of The One Show and would be really pissed off!

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  9. Coincidence, I want to make son a quilt this year and Circa 1934 is high on my list - might just wait for your man quilt for inspiration.

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  10. The Erin McMorris fat quarter bundle.

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