Hello and happy Monday! And happy New Year’s Eve! Welcome to the A Quilting Life 2018 Quilts & Minis review post. 2018 was a good year, but I’m really looking forward to 2019. (I’ve actually worked on quite a few things throughout 2018 that I’ll finally be able to share in 2019). Since I believe the key to looking forward is to review and reflect on the past, today I’m keeping with my annual tradition of a year-end project review.
Quilting Life 2018 Quilts & Minis
This year I completed 26 large quilts, 5 mini quilts, and several smaller projects. I also worked on several Block of the Month projects which I hope to get finished up early in 2019: I participated in the Clementine Quilt Along (I have all of those blocks finished but need to set them together), worked on my own A Quilting Life Block of the Month, and am ¾ of the way finished with the Moda Block Heads 2 quilt along. They’ve all been a lot of fun!
Early in the year I finished up my Pot Luck quilt using the Swell Christmas collection. And I finished up my Quilting Life 2017 Block of the Month quilt. I also finished up my red, blue, and cream quilt from the 2017 Fat Quarter Shop quilt along (although I didn’t get the binding on that one right away).
The end of February and early March was a busy time for me as I commenced and finished five quilts to go along with our Clover Hollow fabric collection. These quilts are some of my favorites and include the following:
Clover Hollow Fabric Quilt Patterns
In April, May, and June I worked on seven quilts of the ten I mentioned earlier that I haven’t shown yet. But soon! I can hardly wait! I did finish and share this cute baby quilt during that time.
August was a busy month as our Walkabout fabric collection sample yardage arrived, and I really got to work on quilts with that collection. Those quilts include the following:
Walkabout Fabric Quilt Patterns
In September I was able to share my Fresh Perspectives quilt that was published in American Patchwork & Quilting. I also finished up my Garden Stars Sampler quilt and the Garden Stars Sampler wall hanging which is included in the pattern. In October I finished a couple of quilts for compilation books that I’ll be sharing in 2019, too. In November I finished up my Four-Square quilt using Swell Christmas and also finished up another mini quilt, my Save the Bees BOM mini.
In December I finished up one final quilt (I’m actually hoping to finish binding it tonight) that I’ll be sharing with you later in 2019. Whew…it really was a busy year! Thank you so much for stopping by to read the Quilting Life 2018 quilts & minis review. (I also recently wrote a post featuring my top posts from 2018 based on post page-views. You can find that post here if you missed it). I guess I have a good reason I didn’t get as much gardening done this year as I have in years past.
I’m truly grateful for quilting and especially for the way it has affected my life’s journey. I wrote an entire post on this subject just a couple of months ago (even if you’ve read it, you might want to go back and read the lovely comments from readers sharing their own love of quilting).
Finally, as the year draws to a close, I want to thank all of you for following and supporting me in this Quilting Life. I truly appreciate all of the kindness and love you show through just simply reading, through sewing with our fabrics and patterns, and also through your comments and emails. It never fails that I receive a kind comment or a wonderfully supportive email just when I need them most. So thank you! I wish the best for you and your family in 2019. Happy quilting!
Daisy Dianne Bromlow says
Happy New Year to you and your family – May it be filled with all of God’s blessings.
Susan Smith says
Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to all that 2019 brings, including your secrets revealed!
Sharon Wood says
Thank you, Sherri, for sharing your talent with us during the past year. I always read your posts, and I’ve participated in your block-of-the-month quilt-alongs for the past two years. Looking forward to being a part of the 2019 quilt-along, too.
Happy New Year!
Your quilts are beautiful and give inspiration and motivation! Looking forward to more in 2019. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Happy new year..i have enjoyed reading your blog this year and have ordered the pot luck patteren and gathered the swell xmas fabric to make for 2019…i love love that patteren and fabric….
Karen Dean says
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year, I enjoy your Blog so much.
Wow does not even slightly express my amazement at your accomplishments this year!!!!! How do you get so much done? I would be so interested in a post from you at how you do that….. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent, I have so much enjoyed seeing your work and love your color style. Happy New Year.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts and helping me finish more! IN your Saturday post there was a link to a pdf for the scrappy. TRIp around the world, helpful hints, I could never get it to open. Is it available some where else?
THank you for all your lovely work. Happy New Year!
Thanks so much Sheri for sharing a God-given talent with us! Blessings and health and more quilts in the new year!!! I am anxiously awaiting my first order from your shop!!!
Your blog is so inspiring. Thank you for the year
Thank you for sharing all your beautiful quilts. Here’s to the New Year!
Stephanie Woodward says
Happy New Year to you and yours. May it be healthful, and prosperous. Thank you for all your blogs posts through the year, and pictures of your beautiful quilts. It is wonderful that you share your busy life with us.
pat chlebowski says
I love your blog and I have been doing Moda Blockheads 2 in 3 of your fabric bundles, Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks for all your sharing.
Love all the quilts and projects you made in 2018 and wishing you a great and woderful 2019!
Lisa S. says
Wonderful work as always! You make me encouraged to get my “quilting bucket list” done. I hope you don’t give up your blog posts like so many -I enjoy them so much! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you and your family! I’ve learned so much from your blog in 2018 and look forward to quilting along with you again in 2019. Your fabric and patterns are so lovely. Thanks so much!
Monica Kostak says
As I’m reading this on my lunch the last day of the year.–my baby’s birthday today. He is now 30 🙂 .I want to say i look forward to your posts, your projects, ideas, and sharing of your time and talent as always.. Most of my reading is during my lunch when i’m at the office. Thank you for the inspiration. I need to go back and read a few of your posts….finish my BOM of the month so that I can prepare for next year. Hoping to over the next month. Thank you and Happy New Year! From this post i see i need to keep track of what I do more closely-maybe journal so I can see my accomplishments too
Monica Kostak says
I read your article on thelove of quilting….My first quilt was a sampler I finished in 1993, it took me a few years to complete after taking a class. Following a nearly 2 year deployment (I work for the Dept of Defense), I got inspired to quilt again after watching Missouri Star Quilt Co YOU TUBES with Jenny Doan. I attended 2 retreats in which i got to meet her as well. 🙂 Meantime, quilting was relaxing, gave me joy to create, and crafting of all sorts has been my passion, in bringing joy to others as well. I look forward to creating through out the year and all holidays and giving to family and friends. My life changed and I needed a hobby that was new, creative, and relaxing to help me get through life’s endurance’s…….
Happy new year. So many pretty quilts!
I love your blog and enjoy your posts so much. Thank you for such a great quilting year and a great selection of fabric design. I have ordered several of your Clover Hollow jelly rolls to make a quilt for my friend who has cancer. I love your Saturday posts as well. Happy New Year!
Shirley McCallum says
Wow how do you get so much done. I did an inventory of my kits yesterday and I have 136 ready to make
I want to complete them all so how do you recommend I approach this mountain
I work full time and need my sewing to keep me sane
Love the blog and I hope I get lots of suggestions
Karen Seitz says
Happy New Year, Sherri, and thank you for continuing your blog and sharing your talents with us!