After the #aussiemoderninstabee in 2014, I took a year off from year-long quilty commitments and have instead enjoyed jumping in on various one-off swaps when it fit into everything else keeping me busy.
In 2016 I want to be a little more consistent in my making so I’ve just signed up for the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club run by Lucky Spool. Each month a different designer will set a design challenge aimed at guiding and inspiring participants to try new techniques and to stretch their own design muscles.
You can purchase individual months from specific designers or jump in for the whole year like I am. With no mailing deadlines and a focus on developing my own design skills I’m hoping to be able to keep up and push myself to find my style.
It seems that year off extended into blogging as well, I partly blame instagram for that, it’s just too easy to share a quick glimpse and a few words on what you’re working on, but coming back to the reason for blogging in the first place, I wanted to have a record of the things I make and the stories behind them.
There was much more than what you see in here 2015 that I should catch up on, the 2nd annual Modern Quilt Show Australia was a hugely successful follow up to our first show last year. We’re so pleased that it will be brought to you in 2016 by Lorena Uriate and the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild. I also took part in a handful of swaps that I’m yet to share here, finished a few small projects and quilts, lead a zipper pouch workshop at the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild Retreat (so much fun!) and tried to make the most of my minimal sewing time.
Here’s to bigger and better things next year!