Friday 4 January 2013

Messy Jesse in 2012

Hi friends! A very happy new year to you all! I wanted to welcome you all back with a look through my 2012 year, didn't it fly by! Firstly, and most importantly I made my very first quilt this year :) even though I've been sewing for years, and making smaller patchwork projects - I was never quite able to take the leap into making a 'real quilt', but I'm so glad I did!! Although I didn't make as many as I'd hoped I really enjoyed the process for each and every one, learning as I go...
2012 seemed to be a year of the tutorial from me, I made a simple envelope cushion cover tutorial, a chevron pillow and some Christmassy projects in the form of a patchwork tree decoration featured over on the Liberty craft blog, a napkin/cutlery holder on quilt story and a reindeer embroidery pattern for sale in my etsy shop :)
I also discovered that I love making pillows! Here are a few of my favourites :) I plan on lots more pillow making fun in 2013 ;)
I joined the farmers wife quilt-a-long! Although I have slacked off towards the end of this year, I'm planning to catch up soon enough - they're so fun to make! I also started english paper piecing, more finishes for 2013 ;)
My biggest accomplishment was opening my online quilting fabric shop Sew and Quilt! eek! It still scares me that I'm doing it! It's been a lot of work but so worth it, and I'm enjoying the adventure :) I recently got accepted to join a scheme to help university graduates like myself, start their own businesses, which starts this month! I even had to pitch the business idea to a panel of judges, aghh so scary! 
I also set up the Sew and Quilt facebook page ;)
We also did lots of work to our new home, including re-decorating the dining room, entrance hall, and a complete renovation of our bathroom very recently. Phew! it was a busy year - oh and we got ENGAGED!! Wow, it really was a busy, and expensive year!! How was your 2012? Did you achieve everything you set out to? Goals/resolutions for 2013?
Jessie, xo


  1. Wow what a pretty year you had!
    Congrats on your engagement too xx

  2. What a fabulous and exciting year. Here's to this year being super dooper too.

    Lisa X

  3. What an exciting year! The business scheme sounds like a great idea - hopefully they'll give you lots of ideas and support for another exciting year! oh, and I'm hoping to join the Farmers Wife Quiltalong this year my book for Christmas :) x

  4. It was so exciting to see your year unfold--so many beautiful projects and fabulous changes for you. I can't wait to see where 2013 takes you!

  5. You have given me hope! I thought you had been making quilts for years! Onwards and upwards I feel for you in 2013! :) x

  6. Congratulations on your engagement! I am so amazed that you've only been quilting this year--your work is so gorgeous. I am absolutely DROOLING over your hexagons! Beautiful work. Best wishes for a fantastic 2013!

  7. What a fabulous year of work Jessie. I adore your quilts, especially the one with the patterned sashing, that's genius! Good luck with everything in 2013, I hope it's a fabulous year for you!

    S x

  8. Congratulations on your engagement. Look forward to more lovely makes this year.xx


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