Saturday, 31 December 2011

Open in 2012

Well, the Christmas holiday is over and 2011 has drawn to a must be time to look forward to 2012! Happy New Year folks.

So, what's planned for 2012? I think my main two projects this year are surely going to be the Crazy Quilt Journal Project and Take a Stitch Tuesday. But a Christmas gift of this book from my mum may well inspire a new craze:

apron book

I do love a nice apron! Or, as I prefer to call it, a "pinny"! I think I will probably start off with the basic waist apron:

basic waist apron

And then progress to a basic smock apron:

basic smock apron

2012- The Year of the Apron. Watch this space.

When I was having a bit of a clear out over the holidays, I came across a stack of HST units leftover from my scrappy Jacob's Ladder quilt, and having promised a quilt to a friend of mine, I think I will make this the start of a scrappy triangles quilt:


Waif helped with the layout for the photo, and was quite insistent that all the red triangles needed to go in the middle. I wasn't sure, but I think he's quite right! So perhaps scrappy but with red diamonds at the centre of all the blocks. I certainly have plenty of scraps of red after making Gman's quilt.

On a more general level, my aims for 2012 can be summed up in one word: OPEN. I am going to aim to be more OPEN to trying new challenges, OPEN to new ideas, OPEN to accepting change. This will be the year of no-holds barred.

What are your plans for 2012?


  1. Oh you got that book - GREAT book - I checked it out at our library~! I love aprons too. I like your word for the year! Mine is WORK. And boy am I looking forward to it!
    I do like the layout of that block, the red in the center will make a really stunning quilt!

  2. Glad you liked the book, and please could you put me on your waiting list for pinnies? I really admire your New Year motivation resolutions and so Happy New Year to you and looking forward to seeing another batch of inspired projects over the next 12 months.

  3. You seem to be off to a good start. I like aprons, too. I used to always wear one then got out of the habit for some reason.

    Open is a great word for this year. I know it will be a fun-filled year.


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