However my goal for January is to finish a quilt I started with some quilt-buddies back in September. Most of them are finished their tops and well on the way to quilting their creations while I'm still working on the setting triangles around the clamshell appliqueed centre medallion.
We started out making The English Quilt from a pattern by Terri Brander that appeared in Australian Patchwork & Quilting a few years ago, but we've all added our individual tweaks to the basic design as printed.
It uses dozens of scraps (so why are my scrap bags still so full???) and I'm trying to use up many of my out-of-date (and some not-so-out-of-date) blues. I love, love, LOVE pink so this quilt is an exercise in self-restraint! However I am allowing myself some pink, just as long as the quilt turns out to be predominantly blue.
I'm hand-piecing 40 hexagons -a delight to do in front of the TV - and appliqueeing metres of bias strips. That's the slow part. There is, however, much piecing that I can do by machine so I think I've set myself a realistic target.
There'll be more photos when I've accomplished a little more. Thank you for holding my hand - and please watch this space!