Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!

OMGosh! It has been a hectic holiday season! But I must admit, it was totally self-imposed. It appeared the shopping was all done quickly just after Thanksgiving and the quilt I was making for a dear friend was coming along nicely, so apparently it was necessary to stir up some stress. Soooo, I heaped a couple more projects onto the Christmas "make" list. This included a Mariner's Compass (which was already started) for my step-mother and a table runner for a friend. I forgot to take pictures of the table runner which is a bummer since I thought the colors and fabrics were so pretty. But I do have photos of the other 2 projects.

First is the front and back of a quilt I made for a good friend.  We had been separated for several years and now we are friends again. I wanted to make her something special for her December birthday. She, like me, loves purple. I had purchased these stack and whack blocks from and had every intention of making this for myself, but making it for Linda was a better idea!

 This is the back of the quilt..
This is the small quilt I made for my step-mother. It's a little Mariner's Compass that I started in a class with my BFF in April. It was good to get another project crossed off the list! I think that's all of 3 including my Baby Jane. Perhaps 2012 will see me getting more projects done!

Here's what's currently on my design wall... and there are 2 other quilts besides this that I'm hoping to get done very soon!

Okay, that's it for now!
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed 2012!


  1. A very Happy and prosperous New Year to you Melanie. I love the design you are working on ... the circle and the star .. a very beautiful design.
    Warmest regards,

  2. oh man....
    firstly, yeah on the mariner's compass. it looks great! (and it looks finished which makes it all the greater!!)
    your wool thing is sure coming along nicely.
    and you have made A LOT of dresdens!!
    i wish i was getting so much done over here.....

  3. Beautiful work!

  4. Hi Melanie

    This is my first visit to your site and i really enjoyed the tour..I so much enjoyed the Mariner's Compass very lovely...I would also like to thank you for what you give back to the quilting community. Please keep up the great work and God Bless.