A final finish for 2015

It’s that time of the year when blog overviews are being posted, and goals set for the next year.

I decided to buck the trend, and post my final (flimsy) finish of 2015.

Gypsy Wife #2, the winter version. My main change is the 12.5 inch block to the top left, and the blocks under it.

I went all out this last week, and sewed up the second Gypsy Wife quilt, plus a little extra. I added an extra 12.5 inches to the quilt, since I found it just a little too small for my bed. Of course my addition seems glaringly obvious, but I pulled it off while brewing my last migraine of the year.P1070793

It is now going to sit in a pile for a while, since my efforts prior to Christmas saw me run out of batting. Once I stock up again, I will be attacking this one with some long-stitch hand quilting with perle cottons. I might just have to wait for the temperatures to go down though.

The funny thing about this quilt is that I get to the end of it and could quite happily start another one. That’s not going to happen though, since I am planning to finish both the other Jen Kingwell quilts I have on the go.P1070798

Which brings me to my plans for 2016. Rather than concentrating on quantity, I am planning to sew fewer, but more complex quilts in 2016. I received a copy of Kathy Doughty’s book “Making Quilts – the promise of joy” for Christmas, and the book cover sums up where I want to go next year. I would like to conquer dresden plates and everything spiky! I foresee a lot of paper piecing happening.Book

Have a Happy New Year, wherever you are. And if you are in the Northern Hemisphere, keep dry and safe.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.


3 thoughts on “A final finish for 2015

  1. Just started my 1st Gypsy Wife. Such an interesting fun pattern. I’m using black/white prints where you used white. The color possibilities are endless! I can certainly see making more than 1.


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