31 December 2012

The year that was 2012 cont

Yesterday I forgot to mention that 2012 was the year I was going to learn stuff.  Luckily some great teachers came to Adelaide.

July saw  Nichole Mallalieu come to town and I did her Day Bag Class.  Nichole was an amazing teacher and I learnt so much in just one day.  Lots of little tips and tricks from the trade to make professional looking bags.  

Then in August there was the Sue Daley workshop, more information passed into the grey matter.

And last but not least was the week with Kathy Doughty and Wendy Williams in November.  That was a week that has changed the way I look at fabric and quilting.  

Here are a couple of blocks from Kathy's first class, I have been putting them together finally this week.  

On to the years crafty achievements.  


More Xmas in July goodies and I started putting together Soul Stitches



Saw Soul Stitches taking shape and I started working on the borders. 


I did a little Mixed Media play with squid and here is the finished product.  And Soul Stitches was finished.


I was working on another project that I still can't show you but probably in the new year I will be able to unveil and new pattern.  I worked on the projects for another online event, this one focusing on gifts and I came up with an ipad cover.  


I snuck in another project for the online event a bolster cushion which is paper pieced.  Also took a few days off my day job to go and play with Kathy Doughty and we did a reroof.  There were also teacher pressies in there as well.


I stitched a few nights making pressies for the girls.  And the end has seen me revisit the bag I took to Kathy Doughty's class and I have 2 more blocks to finish and it will be ready to put together.  

Wow I have been busy, especially when you take into account Soul Stitches which was about 3 months work bubbling along in the background.  I'm glad I took the time to have a look back at the year, I was really wondering what I had achieved and it has been quite a lot actually.  Lets hope next year will be just as productive.  


Lorraine said...

you have been busy!!! Hope 2013 is a great year for you!

Leanne said...

I wish I had been as productive.

Cardygirl said...

Loved seeing your achievements for2012. I would have to agree, a workshop with Kathy Doughty and Reece Scannell in 2012 has totally changed my quilty point of view...love your Soul Searching block, I am just doing my last one!

Kate said...

It's so easy to over look all that we do. You had a great year! Hope this year is at least as good!

Shay said...

You've been amazingly busy this year Amanda. That bolster cushion still inspires me every time I look at it.