Focussing on the upside, I was fortunate to have been asked to join BeeSewcial, a unique bee with a group of inspiring and talented women. Creating these blocks brought out the best in me. I'm really proud of them. I also adore every single one they sent me as queen for my Refection theme- (pictured below in the center of my WIP mosaic) If you are on IG, please sew along with our monthly challenges following the hashtag #inspiredbybeesewcial
|BeeSewcial Blocks sent|
Compared to previous end of the year recaps, the finished quilt mosaic is dismal in numbers.
top row L-R: Some firsts for me though include two (Dig Deep and Ripple Strudel) making an appearance at Quilt Market to show off the release of fabric line Luna Lounge My first mini-mini, a map quilt for Anne who moved far away. The baby quilt shown directly below was for Marci who I got to meet in person and then brought so many people together hostessing the after-QuiltCon-pin-swap exchange.
bottom row L-R: My first QDAD (quilt design a day) brought to life, sewn with a friend, for a friend. This one was much harder than anticipated and took way longer than it should have but was a great excuse for sew dates with my friend Sue and was well received once gifted. The next, " Castles In The Sand", was nominated for Bloggers Quilt Festival's Best Original Design. Collaborating with Pam was the opposite timeline - started cutting on a Friday and had a finished top by Sunday. It has been donated to a local charity from my MQG to be raffled off.
|The Year of the Bags|
Glamp Stitchalot in Ann Arbor MI with 200 quilters and 6 all-star instructors was a lot to take in - and recover from. Sewing and chatting with designers I greatly admire was fantastic and I met so many wonderful people.
Of course we can't forget that it all started with the kick off of the year QuiltCon in Austin Tx which now feels like a lifetime ago as i head to Pasadena for 2016 next month. I'll be super volunteering and taking workshops again.
|Retreat Group Picture|
Having my SIL fully hooked on quilting is icing on the cake. We get to chat and talk fabric with her stash and WIP list relating to me and mine in a new way.
|Me and my SIL|
2015 Recap to be continued. . .