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2013 in Review and Changing Seasons

Well friends the year is coming to an end. My family is about to embark on a new season of life. We are preparing to move to a different home this Saturday (hence my lack of posts). Moving can be such a pain but I am excited for the chance to start fresh and hopefully establish a bit more order in our home. I have been making many trips to Goodwill and it feels so good to clean out and purge.

This year was jam packed with lots of quilting, design, fabric folding, website development, learning, and growing. Some difficult times came with the news of my nephews disease and you all have been so supportive. It’s amazing how quilting can bring together strangers from thousands and thousands of miles away and build long lasting, supportive friendships. Thank you for being here and for always encouraging each other!

2013 Flashback

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Quilted Placemats for Sew Sew Modern Swap[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Table Runner for Sew Sew Modern Swap[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Concerto Quilt for Aria Lane[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Patchwork Duffel Bag for Quilt Con[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="667"] Pile O' Fabric Name Tag[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="667"] Pleated Tote with Amy Butler Fabric[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] X+ Pin Cushion[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="612"] Patchwork Camera Strap[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Now That's Pink Quilt for do.Good Stitches[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Improv Curves mini quilt w/ facing binding[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4936" align="aligncenter" width="503"]Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 12.34.56 PM Pretty Pleats Zipper Pouches[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Retro Rubies Quilt for Modern Patchwork Magazine[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Hazel Apron Skirt for Violette Field Thread Pattern Review[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Not Your Granny's Quilt[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="667"] 241 tote with Noodle Head Pattern[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="667"] 241 tote with Noodlehead Pattern[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Around in Circle Pillow, pattern by Heather Jones[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="920"] Retro Rubies version 2[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="667"] Bombay Tote for Sew Sew Modern Swap[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Supernova Mini Quilt[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="359"] Bombay Tote[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jelly Roll Jam Quilt[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="850"] Crossknot Quilt for Aria Lane[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Sew Mama Sew Block of the Month Quilt[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Diaper Caddy[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Quilted Crossbody Bag[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4937" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Christmas Stockings Christmas Stockings[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Skill Builder BOM Quilt[/caption] Goodbye 2013! Happy New Year friends!



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  • Vesna Savic says...

    I love your work. It’s perfect.

    Happy New Year

    On August 21, 2014

  • Adri H. says...

    Wow, that was a lot of sewing! Best of luck with the move, and can’t wait to see what you come up with next year. I’ll be looking into a diaper caddy myself. If you chose to make a pattern for it – I think you designed it special for your friend, but you never know – I’d love to hear about it!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Judith says...

    What a fantastic collection of finishes! You have been busy! I still have to finish quilting my SewMamaSew block of the month quilt. I hope that you will be happy in your new home.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Becky says...

    Hope your move goes smoothly!!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Christine Slaughter says...

    Wow, you have been so busy!! I was only really focused on the Skillbuilder BOM, and didn’t realize how much else you had accomplished this year. Amazing and beautiful work. I hope the move goes smoothly for you all!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Kay Holm says...

    Congrats on all of your accomplishments for 2013. Best wishes on your move and hopefully you will love your new space and get settled in quickly and easily.

    You are an amazing person Alyssa. Best wishes as we move into 2014 with hope, passion and joy abounding.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Stephanie says...

    Good luck on the move. I just got done with a big move and it was ok. Just glad to know it is my last move as far as I am concerned! Happy New Year!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Jackie says...

    You had a terrific year!! Looking forward to more in 2014! Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope to see you this week.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Felicia Few says...

    You have done a lot for 2013 and looking forward to your new project in 2014. I need to get back to the skill building blocks.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Linh Schilling says...

    Well done!!! All your finishes are so inspiring and are making it on my to do list for next year.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Joelle says...

    I am moving on Monday and have been divesting us of 20 years worth of stuff. Feels good. I wish I had your energy – you have put soooo much into the Skillbuilder series and into the upcoming quilt-along. Thanks for making 2013 a year of skill building for me. P.S. Somehow no fabric was discarded in preparation for the move

    On August 21, 2014

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color says...

    So glad I got to know you this year! I can’t believe QuiltCon was less than a year ago. Feels like ages! Good vibes on your move with starting fresh and organized. It is a ton of work, but sounds like it’s a nice move up for you. Enjoy!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Brittany says...

    Beautiful quilts, bags and so much more!
    Good luck with your move!
    Happy New Year!

    On August 21, 2014

  • kaholly says...

    You have had a very productive, creative year! Good luck in 2014 with your new home and all of your new imaginings!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Christa Quilts says...

    I love all that you got done this year! Congrats and here’s to an even better year in 2014. I hope we get a chance to meet up again in person next year. Maybe quilt market??

    On August 21, 2014

  • Melissa Quinn says...

    Beautiful work. Good luck in your new home and can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2014!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Zura says...

    You make such amazing stuff and I’m learning so much from your blog. Here’s to another inspiring year in 2014!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs says...

    Love the placemats and table runner – I hadn’t seen those before but I adore the rainbow binding next to all that white. And happy move! I’ve been stuck in our house for a whopping 18 months after moving 6 times in five years so lately whenever I read of someone else changing locations, I get the itch to pack again. Enjoy the fresh start with your new year : )

    On August 21, 2014

  • Kelli says...

    So glad to have come to know you this year Alyssa! Happy New Year and here’s to an even better 2014. :)

    On August 21, 2014

  • AmandaK@whatthebobbin says...

    What a year! I love your super cute name tag and those 241 totes are pretty! 2014 is going to be awesome :)

    On August 21, 2014

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