Saturday, December 31, 2011

Reflections and Predictions

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Sewing Industry Reflections + Predictions ~ What do YOU think?

Looking back at the 2011 sewing scene, what trends stand out in your mind?
Needle work, hand quilting and playing with threads on applique.  I love the unique handmade charm it adds, and  gets rid of that cookie-cutter look in some projects.

What were some of your favorite things related to sewing this past year?
Color, Color, Color, I have been inspired this year by the reds and aquas and  the crispness of white.

What did you make that you’re most proud of? (Share a photo in your post!)
This modern baby quilt modern baby quilt that I designed and made for my nephew. and this map quilt that I am working on. 

Modern Baby Quilt

Map Quilt (in progress)

What sewn projects have you seen this year that you absolutely love? I love that people are incorporating more recycled things into there project. Re-cycled T-shirts for one!

Do you have a favorite sewing book or pattern from the past year to recommend?
I picked up a few issues of Mollie Makes and absolutely loved them. I also think Scandinavian Stitches Scandinavian-Stitches is inspiring.

Are there any trends you’re over and done with?
Mug Rugs. Sadly. I made some this year and enjoyed it, but I'm ready to move on.

What are your thoughts about social media? How is it going for you? What do you love or hate?
I love it! Facebook, Pinterest, Blogland. I find it helpful on a personal level to stay in touch with friends and family. On a creative level it challenges/inspires me, I am also humbled by all of the talent out there.

Did you have a favorite fabric collection or print in 2011?
I woud have to say Alexander Henry's  Farmdale Crossing

What do you predict for 2012 in the sewing industry?
Yikes, I don't have a clue.

Can you tell us what to expect from you in 2012? Any big projects or life-changing goals?
I am going to challenge myself to participate more in blogland activities. I'd like to get into an I Spy Swap, or quilt-a-long, step out of my comfort  zone.

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