Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Favs

It was tough to pick out favorite things I made in 2016...
cause I pretty much like everything I make...
But here goes...

Halloween quilt using Riley Blake fabrics...need to quilt this one

 I gotta get my Ghastlie on all year long.  This top needs quilted.

A Ghastlies of my all time favorite bags.

and a Ghastlie "Ring of Coffins" pillow

Keeping in the Halloween Spirit...I finally finished this one 
after about five years of procrastinating!

I always enjoy making zippy pouches.
I pulled out all the Ghastlie stops using up
some of my cherished, 1st year of Ghastlies fabric stash
to make this for a holiday gift.

Kathy Guenther, my BFF and knitting menor 
is an excellent knitter and this bag...
had to be hers!

Llama love here...

I made several of these pouches using my Mom's 
embroidered dresser scarves and my scraps.
They were gifted to Mom's granddaughters for Christmas.

I did finish a couple quilts in 2016 that I adore.
This is called "Catching a Cold" because I pieced it in 2015 
when I had a horrible cold.
I used 5 packs of Christmas/Winter Charms for the front 
and 2 1/2 Layer cakes of the same fabrics for the back.
Michelle Mayton, longarmer did an all over 
snowflake design!

I finished the Metro Rings quilt. Michelle Mayton 
did a fabulous job keeping this very modern. 

Charley Harper fabric "flew into my sewing room" sew
I made a fabric covered journal for my 2017 year of projects

I started the Splendid Sampler but got bored very quickly.  
I made about 11 blocks using this fabric...
which is where the favorite comes in.
I may do a few more this year and make a small wall hanging.

I started working on some Charley Harper wall hangings 
for a one-girl quilt show (me) in November.
More on that later!

A bedside pocket organizer and pillow case for my niece.  
Luv the faerie fabric that was in my stash since 2006!

I am excited to get going on some new projects.
 What's on your horizon!?


  1. So many great quilts and lovely projects. I think my favorite though are the pouches made with your mother's dresser scarves. Such a creative, and thoughtful gift.

  2. I adore that Catching a Cold Quilt ! Simple, pretty and fun all in one and I love the back as much as the front. Wonderful! Happy New Year!

  3. I'm a little behind on reading the blogs I follow. Just saw yours and am glad to see my knitting project bag there! I'm using it now. Love it! Thanks.

  4. I enjoyed s ring your recap of favorites. I expect I'll see more Ghastlie goodies from you this year.


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