Wow it feels like I barely took a breath in 2015, and when I look back at what I made, I’m not surprised! Some of it I never even properly photographed because I had to whizz them straight off for magazine deadlines. So, very busy but hugely enjoyable, I learned loads and some of it I am really proud of. Here are some of my favourite projects:
These two mini-quilts were made for Instagram swaps – couldn’t be more pleased with how these turned out – hope you can see how much fun I had with them!
These are all just projects I particularly enjoyed because they turned out so well or just because they were super-fun to make! From top left, clockwise, an applique sampler for Love Patchwork and Quilting (which now has pride of place in our downstairs loo!), a gadget clutch made for a friend, a cute cushion using sweet fabric (literally!), made just for fun, a patchwork pouch made for Love Patchwork and Quilting, a denim bag made for Love Sewing (in an upcoming edition!), and a little needle book made as a swap extra.
I had a great time developing projects for Ochre and Ocre this year. Sadly my work with O&O has come to an end (I’m just too busy!) but it was a really good creative stretch, and I can heartily recommend their lovely fabrics. You can find tutes for all these projects on the Ochre & Ocre blog.
And finally, not surprisingly, lots of Liberty lawn. My little postcard-sized, vintage-style hexie project (easily my favourite project of the year), patchwork cushions for a tutorial here on my blog, and another gadget clutch for a friend (this time with piping!).
Onwards and upwards into 2016, with lots on my To Do list already! Hope you have lots of great crafting plans for 2016 too – do tell!