Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Time for the “State of the Studio” address…..

Well, I was getting ready to post a note about a new project that I just started, but realized that it was New Year’s Eve and I hadn’t yet written my “State of the Studio” address, also known as “what I did this year”.   So, here goes…..

Michael and I had a wonderful year together, enjoying spending time in our new home.  It was a bit strange that we didn’t have any overseas trips, but I think that we both needed the break.

I found some much needed creative time during 2014, enjoying working on several fun projects.

I started out the year with the Australia Fabric curves.  Michael and I are enjoying sleeping under this one!!!


The second quilt of the year was the guild challenge that I have now named “Blue Light Special”…..DSC02351


Next came two “quick” quilts given to our two young Chinese visitors….DSC03009



Then, my friend Diane turned 60 and needed a quilt to keep her warm…..DSC02621

This fun baby quilt was a joy to make……


These two challenges from my Crea-8-tive group gave me a chance to try something new…..  DSC03341



My stained glass challenge was fun…..DSC03876

Finally, there was this quick quilt for Jenny for Christmas…..


Looking back, I see that my projects can be split into to categories…..1) quick and easy and  2)  be creative.   I am really pleased with the balance between the projects and have enjoyed trying some new things.

As I look forward to 2015, I know that we are going to have a fantastic year although it has potential to be quite hectic.   At this point we have 3 overseas trips planned…..3 weeks in Nepal in May/June with 10 days of hiking in the Himalayas, 3 weeks in Colombia in July/August  and the month of September in Bangalore, India!!     In addition, I am chairman of our guild Quilt Show in March!!!

I told Michael that my mantra for the year is going to be “don’t procrastinate” because I simply don’t have time for it!!!

All I can say is…….BRING IT ON!!!!

4 thoughts on “Time for the “State of the Studio” address…..

  1. Happy New Year, Frances! What a beautiful array of quilts this is. And the quick and easy don't look all that quick or easy 🙂 2015 is going to be a busy and amazing year. Can't wait for March!

  2. Happy New Year Frances. Lovely to be able to see all your projects together in one place. It sounds like it was a good idea to have a year at home as it certainly looks like this year is going to be hectic and exciting.

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