One thing I have been working on is Bonnie Hunter's 2014 Mystery - Grand Illusion. I have just finished Step 2, and have all my blocks pieced. I only need to finish the border units, then I'll be able to put the top together. I probably won't have time to get to that until next week...sad!
I am loving this quilt and plan to finish it for my bed this spring. I just adore the happy busy-ness of it! Plus it is all from my stash - bonus! I want to find a pretty backing for it that I can use for matching pillowcases. I generally like to make my bed with the pillows on top of the quilt, so pretty cases are a must for me.
I just finished a red and white custom table runner - here is the top:
I am really happy with the results of this project as well! I made the original in blues and wintery colors, but I love it in reds! It was a great custom request.
Tomorrow I have a sample to make for the quilt shop...this weekend is Oregon Garden and we are vending there. So it's a must to bring some new kits and samples. We are struggling to get done on time, but that's the way it is every year! At least I will have the top done...at least if the day goes as planned. We'll see how it goes.
Today I had a wedding dress to take in at the back zipper and a red bridesmaid dress that needed laces added to the back so it could close. Those projects are finished as well. I don't mind doing the alterations, but they do take away from my quilting time. I've also been working on a lot of large curtain projects. At least I get to sew, but again, it leaves less time for quilt related projects for me and leaves me antsy to get into my projects!
This year I have been setting my weekends aside for my own projects, however. That is how I have made so much progress on the Grand Illusion Mystery! I hope to get the top done this coming weekend, and maybe actually dig into my drawers and see what I want to get done this coming year. I still haven't finished my last two UFO projects from 2014 and I would really like to cross those off the list as well. So I suppose I need to make that list :)
I hope everyone else is getting some quilting done. It's a good time of year to work on those projects, definitely indoor weather for a lot of us! Of course, anytime is a good time for quilting, I think!