Hello Everyone! I hope you’ve had a good start to the new year! Mine has been a busy one. I’ve spent most of my quilting time this past week cleaning off the ping pong table that I quilt and sew on.
The front half is usually covered with project baskets and anything else that needs a temporary home. I put away all the fabric and quilts that were laying on it, then went through some of my storage areas and found places to put away most of my projects. I hope I can keep it like this, at least for a little while!
I had a great 2018. I taught my first quilting workshop on Machine Applique and designed my first pattern collection for Jacquelynne Steves’ The Art if Home Club. We spent a week on the Central Coast of California and had some great camping trips. I also spent a lot of time quilting and making many beautiful things. Today I would like to share my top three favorite quilts, minis and projects from 2018.
1. The Swell Quilt, which I will rename, is my favorite finish. I have a pattern half written and hope to make it available by next weekend.
2. This is Star Voyage, a paper pieced wall hanging. I had lots of fun making and quilting this one.
3. There is just something I love about the Bike Quilt that I made for my friend Lydia! Not sure if it’s the pattern, colors or both.
It’s hard to just pick three minis from the year. I love them all, but I do have a few that really are my favorites.
1. Flower Patch Mini using Pepper and Flax fabric. This one is my favorite for the year. I love this fabric!
2. Next up is the Halloween Trip Around the World Mini. It was fun choosing the fabrics for this one.
3. It was hard to chose just three, so I’m choosing four minis! I designed this Heart Mini and love the fabrics in this one, too.
4. And the final mini is Be My Neighbor Mini. Part of what I love about this mini is the combination of fabrics from Sherri and Chelsi, Corey Yoder and Fig Tree. Do you see a theme about the minis? Even though I like all the patterns, it’s usually the fabrics that I enjoy the most.
This category includes anything besides quilts.
1. I really like my Stag Cross-stitch piece. I haven’t fully completed a cross-stitch project in years, so this was fun to do and I love the way it’s finished.
2. I really enjoyed designing my first collection for The Art of Home Club. This is the wall-hanging and pillow from the Needles Collection.
I’m looking forward to another great year in 2019. Thanks for joining me on this journey and I hope you continue to check in as I start my fourth year of writing about my projects and travels. I will be back shortly with some of my plans for 2019.