"The hallmark of those countries and companies that continually thrive is that they continually reinvent themselves."
~ David Rothkopf
|Scrap quilt using leftover Chinese Coins to make HSTs|
|Lone Star baby quilt|
and Hourglasses featured heavily.
|Hourglass quilt in solids|
Parallel lines, spirals, and fans are my go to quilting designs. The first two use a walking foot but the fans are FMQ. Angela Walters' YouTube videos have given me many new designs to quilt and smaller quilts are the perfect playground. Fifteen baby quilts, two small collage quilts, and only two lap quilts.
After several years of declaring I'd start sewing clothing again it finally happened: three dresses and two shirts.
|Examples of the clothing sewed in 2019|
Monthly FUR (Fabric Use Rate)
Two finished baby quilts = 7.75 yds plus two yards donated for a monthly total of 9.75 yds. I only started tracking in October so the grand total for the past three months is 72 yds.
AHIQ Prompt 2020
Kaja and I email frequently - especially when a new prompt is due. Trying to remember all the previous prompts was difficult so we added a page just for them because we all get behind in our intentions or change our minds about a project or simply want to review the past. We've tossed several ideas around and decided some need more gestation. In the meanwhile I finished another hourglass quilt, this time for my niece, and am discovering several more ideas. Kaja commented that she'd like to explore those blocks, too. It seemed like a good prompt for the beginning of 2020.
Would you like to join us exploring Hourglass? While we are thinking of the simple block, it could have many other interpretations. That's part of the joy of improvisation. What does it mean to you?
Use the hashtag #AHIQhourglass so we can find your work and post it on the AdHoc blog. More details there.
Happy New Year!
Enjoy the day, Ann