December 30, 2018
I know we all say this every year, but how is 2018 already over? This year feels like it went by in a flash, but also felt like it lasted an eternity.
As some of you may know, my husband was deployed from January to October of this year. While this was certainly not ideal (#understatement) it did give me plenty of time to work on quilts. Putting this post together was a little shocking because I had forgotten about some of these!
This was the first pattern I released this year. It is a fun patriotic quilt. I made the original with moda grunge fabrics. Read more about it here.
When I wrote the pattern, I also included instructions for making a scrappy version with fat quarters. So I had to make one, of course. I have to say, I loved this one more than the original.
This was the second pattern I released this year! I wanted to make a flower quilt that I hadn’t seen before. The sawtooth center is my favorite. Read more about this one here.
I made a throw size of the Summer Garden with various red fabrics (and one silver) to look like poinsettias. I have the top completed, but never got it basted and quilted. Next year, right?
I don’t think I ever shared this one, but I made a t-shirt quilt with my husbands high school wrestling shirts. I’m not sure who liked it more, my husband or his parents. :)
My first college friend (we were freshman year roommates) had a baby girl this spring. She asked for a quilt for her daughter and this is what final result was. It is definitely a favorite from this year!
My second custom quilt was also my last finish of 2018. The soft, floral pink prints with the minty green border is perfect for a baby girl. This may also turn into my first pattern of 2019. We’ll see!
I had the unfortunate need to make my daughter a new baby quilt as her original purple gingham quilt disappeared. When I remade this quilt, I used several purpled to create an ombré effect, and added her monogram in the corner. Luckily, I was able to find the same backing fabric as the original so that was fun. I also wrote this up in a pattern and I offer it as a freebie here.
I pattern tested the Jawbreaker Pattern for Meghan from ThenCameJune. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect backing fabric so I can finish it.
My second pattern test of the year was for Fran from Cotton+Joy. I love her modern take on a tree quilt. I have the perfect backing fabric for this wall hanging, I just need to get it done!
Can you believe I had never done a quilt a long before this year? This is another ThenCameJune pattern (I love her stuff). This has been quilted and bound and it lives on my couch to be used every day, just like a quilt should be used!
I don’t do much foundation paper piecing, but I managed to make this for my mom for her birthday! (She is a professional photographer).
Whew!! That’s a wrap on 2018! I’ve set some lofty (for me) goals for this next year and I’m excited to see what I can do. :)
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