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A New Start For The New Year.

Posted on | January 5, 2014 | 15 Comments

I do still have a few UFOs to finish, but it is always  great to start something new at the beginning of the year.

In keeping with my love of bright colours I have chosen these fabrics.

Sunburnt Quilts - fabric

And I planning to use them in this pattern.

Kitchen Windows

This is Kitchen Window from Elizabeth Hartman’s book, The Practical Guide To Patchwork. I will use the black for framing but will change the background to white or cream.

I have nearly finished this UFO.

Sunburnt Quilts - Mystery Quilt

This is a mystery quilt I started 12 months ago. I finished the quilting last night. The binding went on this morning and now I only have the hand stitching left to do.

I have enjoyed a lot of time relaxing between Christmas and New Year. Most time was spent reading the last four books in the Elm Creek Quilt series, and now I am enjoying Mrs Lincoln’s Dressmaker.

It is sometimes funny the little bits and pieces we collect over the Christmas break. I have really enjoyed seeing all the different supermarket bags that came out in seasonal decorations.

And of course all the biscuit tins. (But I always wait until after Christmas for those when they are on special.)

I am pleased to have all the Christmas decorations down and packed away, as well as all the holiday washing done.

I think that deserves a cuppa and a book to read!


15 Responses to A New Start For The New Year.

  • Joan says:

    It is so nice to get all the holiday decorations put away. It’s a real chore for me. I love dragging them out, but never want to put them away! LOL! You deserve a big cuppa, and time to work on your new “Window” quilt! That looks like to much fun!

  • Astrid says:

    Lovely bright colors! Love that ‘Kitchen Window’ quilt, it’s going to look great with your choice of fabrics. Can’t wait to see your UFO done! I got two books of J.G. for Christmas, have to finish another book before I start reading them. What a cute supermarket bag and biscuit tin!

  • Linda King says:

    Can’t wait to see your Kitchen Window. Glad you took a little time over the holidays to read a few good books! Enjoy your day.

  • Hi Karen, I love the fabrics you have lined up for your Kitchen Window project!! Those are going to make a fabulous quilt. Can’t wait to see it in progress :)
    Also, the Elm Creek books are one of my favorite series. Happy sewing! Linda

  • Anita says:

    Hi Karen,
    I really love the colour of those fabrics, you’ll have fun with those.Lots of lovely projects being made and I notice you’ve had a visit to your library. Good on you, enjoy your cuppa and a good read.
    Cheers, Anita.

  • Ooooh, I like that new quilt pattern and the fabrics are perfect for it. Glad you’ve found lots to enjoy during the Christmas season.

  • I LOVE the “kitchen window” quilt. I may just have to put this one ON my list also. It’s yummy! :)

  • Kelly says:

    I love those bright and happy fabrics, the pattern looks like a perfect match for them as well.
    I have heard of the book and it does look like I might have to check it out.

  • Frances says:

    Cant wait to see your Kitchen Window Quilt. It should certainly brighten your day!!!

    I love the quilting on your finished quilt. It looks magnificent!!

  • Suz says:

    Those fabrics will be perfect for the kitchen window quilt! I always seem to get a new tin or two! This year I got a beauty with plum puddings- eaten on Christmas Day and now holding my embroidery thread!

  • Fiona says:

    ooh lovely project for the new year…. so pretty… and I love your quilting for the nearly finished one! I went and got some baubles on Christmas sale…

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    Congratulations on finishing a quilt, and the plan for a new one looks wonderful! I love those fabrics! I really like the Christmas shopping bags too, I didn’t see that bird one though, it’s extra fabulous. Enjoy your book. I keep thinking I should go back and read the Elm Creek books from the beginning, they really are fun to read.

  • KERYN says:

    The quilting on your quilt looks wonderful can’t wait to see a close up of the whole quilt.

  • Shez says:

    wow Karen your kitchen window quilt will look awesome in these fabrics and love your bag and the cute tin,enjoy your book my friend.xx

  • marina says:

    always fun to start a new project and the new year is the most appropriate time! lol
    Love your little snowman wisdom hanging, so cute and there are words to live by.
    Looking forward to seeing your new project start to come to life.


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