2010 Reflections + 2011 Predictions

The questions from Sew Mama Sew's survey drew me in, so here we go:

1. Looking back on the sewing scene of 2010, what trends stand out in your mind?


That would be hexagons.  I never really got on the bandwagon, mostly cause hand-piecing just ain't my thing.  I made this one pillow, but these guys are cheaters, since they're pieced down the middle.  

Another trend was purple.  Ok, I'll admit to being sucked in by this one.  I now kinda like purple (in smallish doses)  and am slowly building a stash of this royal color.


2.What were some of your favorite things?  (Trends, fabric collections, patterns, blogs?  Whatever you really loved)


Trends - hand quilting and stripey bindings

Fabric collections - Nicey Jane is one of the only collections that I love the entire bunch together.  Oh, and Hope Valley too.

Patterns - the quilt-as-you-go method really sucked me in this year.  And I'm not done with it yet!

Blogs - If you look on my sidebar you'll see most of my favorite quilting blogs.  There's many more that I read and enjoy and I need to update my list a bit.  




3.What was your favorite fabric collection or print?


My favorite fabric collections are the stacks I've put together myself.  It's just a lot of fun.  I also love Park Slope by Erin McMorris,  

Individual prints that have seen lots of use and love this year would be:

-golden yellow crosshatch.  Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket (front fabric in top-left photo)
-pink trees.  Wildwood by Erin McMorris (middle fabric in top right photo)
-gold stripes and green stripes.  Wee Woodland by Keiki (the gold is second bottom on top right photo)

Ok, I'll stop there cause the list could get really long.

4.What was the best thing you made in 2010?


Well, I don't know about 'best', but this is my favorite.  Maybe cause I use it every day.

5.  What was one of the best things you saw that was made by someone else?


Ok, this is just a small sampling of awesomeness.

6.  What do you think 2011 has in store?

I'm not very good at predicting.  All I know is there's gonna be lots and lots of great stuff.  

7.  Anything you're ready for the sewing world to get over?

Being snobby about certain types of quilts or quilters.  There's a place for everybody to quilt in the style they like!  (I'm not saying there's a problem, this just popped into my head)

8.  What's on your agenda for 2011?  What are you excited about?  What do you want to learn?

This is gonna be covered in a future post :)

7 comments:

  1. All your pictures are beautiful. Gorgeous pops of color to look at on this grey day. I'm excited about 2011 too!

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  2. You've given us lots to think about in your answers! I agree with a good bit of what you say, particularly the best collections being the ones you assemble yourself. I think we get a little complacent in just using the collections offered by the designers without making them our own!

    Can't wait to see your 2011 agenda!

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  3. This is great! I am planning to fill this one out on my blog, too!
    By the way, can I ask a question filed under "Blogging for Dummies?" How do you make your photo collage pictures??

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  4. "7. Anything you're ready for the sewing world to get over?

    Being snobby about certain types of quilts or quilters. There's a place for everybody to quilt in the style they like! (I'm not saying there's a problem, this just popped into my head)"

    THANK YOU Jolene! I was just talking to a friend of mine about this EXACT topic yesterday!

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  5. ooh I'm so pleased I found your blog!! I came across your old one and have now hopped over here and became a follower of this one too :) I'm in awe of all of your quilts and projects, and love that cushion above! looking forward to seeing more of your lovely inspiration x

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  6. I love your quilts & projects! I just spent the past couple days reading back through your posts. So many inspiring projects. I'm looking forward to reading more.

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  7. Awww...this is great and I feel so honored to see that one of my quilts made your "best things" list!!

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