2017 in my sewing room

It's that time again when I look back at the previous year's quilting to see what I finished and what I didn't, and decide where to focus my attention in the new year. This year I decided to do a review in pictures. 

Clockwise from top left:  1. Rosie with her quilt   2. "150" for Canada's birthday   3. Birdwatching   4. Playful Samoyed      5. Starfall (pattern coming soon)  6. Magnitudes (pattern coming soon)  7. Wandering Geese in Moda Grunge  8. Sparkling Thirties (from my Sparkling Trail pattern)

Clockwise from top left:  1. Chic Country variation currently being slowly hand quilted   2. Starlight Wishes remake - pattern rewrite with extra sizes coming soon   3. Starfall in Tula Pink (pattern coming soon)  4. Cyclone Baby (from Magnitudes pattern, coming soon)

Clockwise from top left:  1. Sparkling Thirties  2. Magnitudes  3. Birdwatching  4. Starfall in Tula Pink  5.Playful Samoyed  6. Starfall in batiks

Both available in my Etsy shop

The tutorial for the block I used for the Rainbow Scrap challenge is here.  In November I sewed the blocks together but I haven't gotten to the borders yet.  That's a task for 2018!

There were assorted small projects too, most of which I didn't photograph: a Runaround Bag, a Zippy Strippy bag, two Christmas stockings, three Circle Zip earbud pouches, a knit scarf and a pair of knit socks (both about 2 years in the making - I'm a slow knitter with too much quilting to do!) and a few other little things.

I hope you enjoyed the review.  Now let's see if it helps me figure out what to work on next.

I wish all of you a peaceful, joyful 2018 with lots of quilty inspiration and no seam ripping!


  1. Everything you did in 2017 is beautiful, and you really did a lot! You had a great year! Congratulations! Also Happy 2018! ---"Love"

  2. You've had some great finishes! I wish you well in 2018.

  3. Happy New Year! So many wonderful projects in 2017. It's a real treat to see them altogether in a retrospective.

  4. You have such a talent for design. Love seeing what you create, and I have a few of your patterns waiting on my bucket list. :)

  5. Thank you for sharing your inspiring finishes. Best Wishes for 2018.

  6. I love the 2 quilts with the stars and geese(or triangles) in the first 2 pix the last pic on the right. Happy New Year.

  7. Thanks for sharing all the eye candy! It was fun to see some old favorites again :) Happy New Year!

  8. What a bright productive year you had...and the darkest/lightest quilt LOL the best of them all, my favourite, the Solar Eclipse one. :) Here's to an equally bright and productive 2018!

  9. Lots of finishes - very impressive! I like the thought of "No ripping out" - but realistically? Not at my house! I am a month behind with my year end report and goals for 2018, but hope to do it soon. We are on our way home now, so maybe next week.

  10. So many pretty quilts last year. I look forward to see what you create this year.

  11. So many pretty quilts! I Just need a binding and a little hand quilting on my spring blooms quilt =) I also have a plan for hoarfrost....Thank you for such great patterns and hope you have a happy ,healthy and productive 2018.

  12. Interesting post Joanne, it's good to see all that you have been up to :-) Happy New Year!!

  13. ALL of your creations are inspiringly beautiful! Happy New Year!


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