Monday, December 31, 2012

First Boutis Project Finished

This afternoon I finished my first Boutis project. This piece is only about 16 cm (just over 6 inches) square.

Here it is with the light behind it so you can see the pattern.

I learnt a lot making this little piece, so I hope my next boutis project will be much better.

Its the last day of 2012 here and I have been thinking about what I will be making in 2013. Of course I still have Roseville Album and Friends of Baltimore which I am looking forward to getting back to. There are the 2 Blogger's BOM quilts which I plan to finish soon as well as a top I have ready to baste. I want to get better at machine quilting so I have some tops for that purpose. I am sure there will be some new projects that I will start too! :)

My main challenge for the beginning of 2013 will involve these:

I had a short lesson on sock knitting with circular needles earlier this year. I have never made a pair of socks before so 2013 will be my year to give it a go. Wish me luck!!

Happy New Year to everyone!!

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May 2013 bring joy, good health and prosperity for all. :)


  1. Thank you for the introduction to boutis quilting. Lovely work.
    I am sure that there will be plenty to inspire us in 2013. Have a happy and safe New Year.

  2. Your first Boutis project is lovely. Wishing you and your family a safe, happy and prosperous new year xxx

  3. Wishing you good health and much happiness in 2013 -- oh and lots of cozy new socks.

  4. I hope 2013 is going to be a happy and healthy one for you with lots of precious quilting time. Happy New Year.

  5. Knitting socks is fun. What lovely yarn! Wishing you many hours of creative pursuits in the new year.

  6. Love the little boutis! Very well done - hope to see lots more :)
    Happy new Year and thanks for all your posts!
    Every Stitch

  7. Hope it is the best year ever, Miriam - nice to have enjoyed another one with you!
    Hugs - Lurline!

  8. Great new project. Never heard of Boutis before. Have a very happy New Year!

  9. I have always wanted to learn to make socks too. One of these days....Happy New Year!

  10. I have to read along further to find out what a "boutis" is...

    Happy New Year Miriam and thank you for being such a productive needlebook creator!!! Sock it to 'em in 2013!!

  11. Looks like wonderful plans. I could never dream of knitting stockings - beautiful as they are.
    Have a wonderful 2013 - all the best to you!

  12. Oooh, I hope you love knitting socks as much as I do -- I've had lots of fun over the years making them. You're detail oriented, so I predict you'll like it! Happy New Year!!!

  13. Que precioso bloque y acolchado!!!!!!!!!