I saw on several blogs people picking a word of the year. I thought this was a great idea, and my word for this year is "FINISH". This applies to lots of things in my life, not just sewing.
On the January goal list was to quilt my Valentine Spicy Spiral. It is now quilted on the design wall. I have several other things on the goal list for January, but I am happy to check this one off. I also found a home for one of my UFOs.
This is a customer quilt that I took in recently.
The quilt is made of all different ties that belonged to the customer's Grandfather. It is a gift for her Grandmother. I thought it might be troublesome, because none of the ties were stabilized, AND they were all made out of different fabrics - from tweed-polyester-silk. To add to the assortment, the backing was some type of ultra suede.
I am happy to say I had no mishaps and I had perfect tension. I did light custom on it with minimal SID
I also quilted a baby quilt. It was quilted with an all over pattern.