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Thursday, January 7, 2016

And a New Year Begins


Well, Christmas has come and gone,  
we've heralded in yet another New Year, 
and this is the perfect opportunity to say thank you 
to everyone who stops in for a visit, 
whether it's from time to time, or regularly, 
whether a comment has been left or not. 

Blogging has been an incredible journey 
and I am so blessed to be a part of this online community. 
In a nutshell, 
it has kept me motivated, enlightened, 
challenged, and enriched.

Of late, I've just been playing in my stash, 
attempting new to me techniques that I've tagged, 
but never taken the time to try.  
A little of this, a little of that, 
but nothing big, nothing planned. 
Yet.

My most recent sewing frenzy is 
the Mod Mosaic Quilt Block 




So much fun, I couldn't make just one.

Crafty Daughter will be accompanying her students 
on a trip to Washington, DC come spring, 
and we've been exploring hipster bag patterns, 
trying to find the perfect one to customize for her every need.
Any suggestions?

Have a safe, healthy, and happy New Year!
Make it fun!
XO


25 comments:

Judy said...

Happy New Year to you! It sounds like you've been having fun trying new things and just exploring. That can be so rewarding!! I really like your new block and it would be such a great way to use up fabric from a stash.
Happy sewing,
Judy

Linda Reeder said...

I love coming to your blog for inspiration. I still haven't gotten back to the sewing machine, but if I do, it will be partly because of you.
Right now I am in the middle of a huge job of sorting and editing and culling my hard drive photo storage. I am hoping to reduce the thousands to maybe a thousand before storing them on the external hard drive. From now On I will try to dump photos i don't need as i use them for my blog or whatever.
Happy sewing!

Sondra said...

You always have some awesome work to admire on your blog so I enjoy very much dropping by to see what you've been up to! My dogs are getting older and now they have shown an interest in having their own beds...once I get some of this MUST do stuff off my plate I want to make them a quilt a piece.

TexWisGirl said...

very cool design. :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Happy New Year! This is such a pretty block. Looks like a lot of fun and a great way to use up some scraps. Looking forward to seeing more!

Lesley said...

Happy New Year! Looks like you are having lots of fun! Great block!

Fiona said...

Oh I love the mosaic block..... are you going to do a quilt?
Hugz

Sheila said...

Always love to see what you are up to , love how to try out new things and are always learning. Great block , looks like fun !

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Happy New Year! I, too, am hoping to continue with learning new things. I like to stay in my comfort zone, but I know I need to try new things in order to grow. Good luck finding a bag pattern.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the block.....xxx

Karen said...

Popping in to wish you much quilty fun in 2016. Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

Needled Mom said...

I love that scrappy block. That will make a really fun quilt.

Lin said...

Happy New Year Karen! Great block. xx

Linda said...

Happy New Year my friend! You must be happy being with your daughter for a time. Here's a bag I am thinking about making for my sister. http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/gatherer_crossbody_bag/#color:1

Linda said...

I love that block you are making. What a great scrapbuster

desertskyquilts said...

I like your block. Sadly, I'm not a bag maker, so I don't even know what a hipster bag is. However, I've been taken with the Japanese knot bags lately - not the ones you have to sew a circular bottom into, but the other ones. The patterns come in all sizes, and I've collected a couple I think are the best, so I might try one soon.

Rambling Woods said...

Happy New Year Karen.... Michelle

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy 2016! Just love the block you made! Would make a beautiful bright quilt.
Look forward to see the bag you will be making for your daughter. Will go through the bags I found on Pinterest.
Happy weekend!

Kerstin said...

Happy New Year. Looks like a fun block. be looking forward to see more.
Did you choose a bag pattern jet?

Vickie said...

Happy New Year Karen.

June D said...

Thank you for reminding me of this technique. I'm going to check my blue stash to see if I have pieces that might be the right size for this! : )

O'faigh said...

Loved seeing your block Karen regards lyn

shez said...

wow that is such a cute block,well done xx

Valerie Reynolds said...

Returning the visit...and enjoyed looking around. You have a variety of projects that we have in common:)

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

I love playing in my stash. Going through fabrics, remembering when I bought them and also wondering what I was thinking for certain ones. I can't wait to see what you're going to do with those blocks.