A lovely year of finishes…….

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Jenelle at Echinops and Aster, a wonderful needlework blog, posted a couple of days ago about a new link-up party called  "A Lovely Year of Finishes" which is hosted by Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa of Bittersweet Designs.

I hope participating in this will give me the little nudge to finish up all the needlework projects I have started.  For January I’ll get my Spinning Star mini-quilt finished.

spinning star blocks

spinning star blocks

I’m  hand piecing these blocks, which is why I’m keeping it small.  Hand work is very relaxing for me and I just love how it looks.

vintage looking fabrics

vintage looking fabrics

Many years ago I bought a bunch of fabric from a Smithsonian collection called The Rising Sun.  I’ve got to look for more of it, I just love the whole collection and am sorry I didn’t buy more!

spinning star

There are other fabrics mixed in and I’m keeping it on the scrappy side.  For me to get this done I will need to dedicate a couple of hours a day, which I’m not complaining about at all!




  1. What a lovely quilt! I am so amazed that you hand pieced it, wow! Thank you for linking up and good luck!

  2. Love the mini quilt! I’m working on hand-piecing a quilt and I feel the same as you…it’s very relaxing, and I’m enjoying it.

  3. Love the quilt!! I hate working on a machine, hand stitching is so much more relaxing and the extra time it takes to make something by hand makes me enjoy the item more.

    • thanks Lois, I just finished stitching for the night and have a couple more blocks. It will be interesting to see if I can finish by the end of the month :)

  4. I am do this also.. I hope I get to see your finished project. Go Spinning Stars!

  5. A good idea to keep it small. My mother hand sewed a quilt for me but it took her over 30 years (and in between she machined at least four a year of different sizes). It was worth the wait though, because it’s beautiful.

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