I have seen many people in blogland making resolutions about what they want to sew in 2014. For me, I am going to resolve to sew more for pleasure. I have bee commitments, but beyond them, my sewing time is going to be more for what I would like to do rather than what I think I should do.
This means not getting on the latest sewing bandwagon i.e the economy block craze on Instagram, making the latest quilt or even thinking that I should be making these things. I enjoy making small items and although quilts are great to make, I am in three bees so I will end up with three quilts this year. I also need to think about making a quilt in 2014 for my younger son's 18th birthday in November. I have quilts that also need to be completed so I have plenty of quilt projects on the go.
My first sewing for pleasure project is to finish a couple of cushions. Do you remember these?
|Economy block cushion top|
|Spring Carnival EEP class at Fat Quarterly 2013 Retreat|
This morning I have been making cushion backs and binding.
Hopefully I will have binding attached and ready to sew down in front of the fire this evening.
I have also been making another Sew it Together Bag - I really like making bags. This time I challenged myself to use red, as it is a colour that I never use, and also do a little hand sewing on the outside.
|Another Sew it Together Bag|
This bag has been posted this morning as it was made for a friend's birthday.
So come back soon and see how my 'sewing for pleasure' campaign is going!