Tuesday, 31 December 2013


2013 has been a year of ups and downs. Although we lost both my Grandmother and my husband's Grandfather, our niece was born in March, and two engagements mean two weddings next summer. It feels like I've been pregnant for ever but we are looking forward to meeting our baby daughter - she's due in just 6 weeks. Work has been challenging but I'm lucky to have worked with a fantastic group of people and my maternity leave has now started. And of course through everything I have been sewing....

I have completed 5 large quilts (some considerably larger than others...)
Daniela's Quilt; Pac Mania; Medallion Quilt; Steph's Quilt; Debs's Quilt
Nine Baby Quilts
Murmurations; Stepping Stones; Baby Blue; Indian Summer; Bubbles; EJ's Plus Quilt; Rhubarb and Custard; Baby's Quilt; Baby Paws.

And lots of smaller projects
Paper Plane mug rug; Pepper Coasters; Block Keeper; Swap Cushion; Pembrokeshire Mini; Triangle Place Mats; Christmas Table Runners; Teddy Bear; Batik Wall-Hanging; Linen Bag; Christmas Tree Table Runner; Hexagon Table Runner; Star Place Mats

I've taken part in three bees

And I still have lots of WIPs
My own BOM; Dear Jane; Lucky Stars; Ferris Wheel EPP; City Sampler; Amish with a Twist; Sisters BOM (nearly a UFO); Aspen Frost; Mini Swoon; Fireworks; Skill Builder BOM; Joy Jelly Roll Quilt; Double Wedding Ring (not pictured)
And a couple of UFOs
Vignette; Three Peaks; Neon Stained; Strings and Hexies

A massive thanks has to go to Leanne for hosting the Finish Along this year. Without that encouragement I'm sure I would have fewer finishes! Also thanks to Lee for WIP Wednesday each week and Lynne for her monthly reviews (which I will link to tomorrow).
Lily's Quilts

Also linking with Anne at Play Crafts (if you don't know Anne, you should by and look up her Dragon Quilt of Doomity Doom Doom Doom!)

Year In Review

And for 2014: lots of plans for new quilts in between feeds, nappies and everything else that will come with Baby.

I wish you all of you a fantastic 2014!


Leanne said...

You had a beautiful year of sewing. I hope you have a wonderful new year, full of all the best a new baby can bring.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Have a great year!!

maria said...

Wow, that's a lot done in a year. I can't believe how much so many people get done.
All the best with the baby.
Visiting from Lily's quilts .

A. Lopez said...

Beautiful work, Jennie! Love all your pics.

Vera said...

Lovely colorful projects. Wishing you all the best for 2014!

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a wonderful year of makes!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Congrats! 6 weeks will be gone before you know it. I don't envy you the those last few weeks but they are sure worth it. You've made so many beautiful things! Nice year :)

Jayne said...

A very busy year for you! Perhaps your best WIP...that little girl waiting to make her presence known! Congrats and Happy New Year!

Barb and Sharon said...

What a busy year you've had! Lots of beautiful projects.

Wendy said...

being pregnant certainly didn't stop you sewing! Such wonderful makes. And congratulations!

Anne said...

Thank you for the sweet shout out! :D

You have had a wonderfully productive year! Wow. So many beautiful creations! :) And of course the best creation due in 6 weeks!

I look forward to "meeting" your daughter and seeing what you make in 2014!

capitolaquilter said...

Wonderful projects. A year full of loss and blessings all rolled into one. Wishing you all the best with your new little one.