Long time no see
Well it has been an awfully long time since I last posted here but I switched to Instagram (annsombel) a couple of years back (December 2016 to be exact) as I encountered some problems with posting on Blogspot and I didn't always know what to say.
I kept following all of you who also have Instagram profiles but I admit that I'm missing the rest of you so ... I'll be posting here sometimes (let's say once a month or maybe a bit less) to keep you updated :-).
Summary of what I've been doing in a nutshell (longish text so skip this if you don't feel like it :-):
Beginning of 2018: Moncarpacho workshop by Willyne Hamerstein
(from her Millefiori Quilts 3 book)
July 2018 - October 2018: SAL 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink
(still have to sew all the blocks together but some block changes are still possible
- due to me not being entirely happy with some of the fabrics)
(in the company of Patty Harants) - start of broderie perse quilt - the one behind Margaret
November 2018: Quilting Design Class workshop by Alexia Rossfelder @De Quiltster
January 2019: Stars upon Stars workshop by Jeanneke.com) -
sadly neglected in the meantime ... I sooo wanna finish this one!
August 2019: Start of Anna Jantina's "bootjes" (or boats). Stayed at one block -
for the moment - due to all those teeny tiny pieces
August 2019: Tentative start of "Provence" by Véronique (Wattlebird - Australia)
as seen in Quiltmania nr. 108
November 2019: Fleur quilt by Susan Smith
workshop given by Margreet Westerhoeve @De Quiltster
November 2019: Friendship quilt by Ellies Quiltplace
February 2020: last workshop before the pandemic ...
Raindrops quilt (Millefiori Quilts 4 book) by Willeyne Hammerstein @QuiltshopLeur
thanks to Marcha's instructions and an online Youtube film by @MisterDomestic
May 2020 start of Ocean Point by Anne Varley as seen in Quiltmania nr. 132
July 2020: cutting of all the pieces and start on Mary Gibbs 1812
by Christopher Wilson Tate - pattern sold by Quiltmania
on Lugana - one over one (had to redo the whole thing as I miscounted and wouldn't have enough fabric - only 1,5 cm - left at the bottom of the sampler)
(as seen in her third Feathering the Nest book)
December 2020 - January 2021: start (and almost finish) of an origami quilted Christmas tree
March - April 2021: start and finish of the Jane Austen quilt by Riley Blake
(authentic reproduction of the quilt made by Jane Austen as seen in the museum)
April 2021: start and WIP "Treasures from the Scrapbin" by Sharon Keightley
as seen in her book
June 2021: made 4 project bags using instructions of YouTube film by Jenn Crafts
(first time sewing with vinyl)
N.B.: pictures were all taken from my Instagram account
Conslusion: lots of starts in 2020 ... not so many finishes ;-)!
I can truly say that quilting has again become an important part of my spare time after re-discovering it after a long hiatus and cross stitch has been way less because there's unfortunately only a couple hours a day/week to spend on hobbies and crafts..
If you want to know more about my exploits the last couple of years, you can always head over to my other account ;-).
See you soon here or there ;-)!