Goodbye 2016! Hello 2017!

by Nicole

Happy New Year, friends!

Is it just me or did 2016 zoom by?!? When I look back on the past year, I see 2016 as the year of work, work, and more work, which means that I did not get to spend much time with my sewing machine. But even with all that work, I did manage to stitch up a few projects.

There were lots of pincushions.


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I published a quilt in the magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting.


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I made a runner using a Stash Builder Box…


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And with another Stash Builder Box, I made a pillow.


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There was also the baby quilt I made for a dear friend of mine.


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I also finished a couple of old works-in-progress: Sun Rays…

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and Jagged Stars.Jagged-Stars_Modern-Quilt_Mama-Love-Quilts

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I played around with bias tape and created Lucky Arches.

Lucky Arches Modern Quilt by Nicole Neblett

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I finished the Fly Away quilt that I started in a workshop last summer with Heather Jones.


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I also made a few pouches and other little quick projects over the course of the year. So while I did get some stitching done, I’m hoping to get even more done in 2017. Wish me luck!

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Paige @ Quilted Blooms January 3, 2017 - 12:07 am

What a year Nicole! I do hope you find more quiting time in 2017! Happy New Year!

Nicole January 3, 2017 - 4:54 pm

Thanks, Paige! I hope so too!

margiestitcher January 3, 2017 - 1:05 am

you say not much time for stitching but I think you achieved a lot wow playing around with bias tape that looks so good and love the jagged stars. A stitcher can never have too mnay pin cushions

Nicole January 3, 2017 - 4:55 pm

Thanks, Margie! I am happy with what I did finish, although the stack of w.i.p.s remain tall!

Leanne January 3, 2017 - 1:20 am

Your projects are all beautiful, you had a good year!

Nicole January 3, 2017 - 4:55 pm

Thanks for the encouraging words, Leanne!

Amy DeCesare January 3, 2017 - 10:13 am

I think it was a wonderful year for you! Those projects are amazing! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do in 2017!

Nicole January 3, 2017 - 4:55 pm

Thanks, Amy! I’m hoping for a lot more finishes in 2017. Happy stitching to you!

Debbie January 3, 2017 - 10:28 am

What you did do is gorgeous as always! Here’s to more creating in this new year!

Nicole January 3, 2017 - 4:58 pm

Thank you, Debbie! You are a source of inspiration for me. I’m looking forward to what you do this year!

Finola January 3, 2017 - 3:25 pm

I agree with the other posts- you had a beautifully creative and productive 2016! You are my inspiration Nicole, and I’m looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous projects to come this year. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2017.

Nicole January 3, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Awww, thank you so much Finola! I’m humbled to be able to share my creative journey on this blog. Thanks for following along! Happy New Year!

Kathy January 3, 2017 - 10:17 pm

So many beautiful projects!! Wishing you all the best this year!!

Nicole January 4, 2017 - 10:53 am

Thanks, Kathy! Wishing you a wonderful year!

Meredithe January 4, 2017 - 9:23 pm

You certainly did achieve a lot! Such gorgeous projects and yes, I do wish you well for more lovely finishes in 2017. Wishing you and yours a successful, happy and prosperous new year, Nicole x

Nicole January 5, 2017 - 8:35 am

Thank you, Meredithe! I wish you all the best as well.

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