Hello! As I usually do at the end of each year, I’m posting some of my finishes for the past 12 months. Each year I resolve to be better organized and save my monthly finishes in a folder; however, that wasn’t the case this year–maybe next year I’ll have it more together. So here are most of the big quilts…and one mini! I did also make several smaller quilts and projects, and hopefully I can get those together for another post in the coming week or so.
In January and February 2013 I finished a lot of quilts. In fact, I finished 18 quilts for my upcoming book–I’ll be sharing all of those projects with you soon! My first “other” finish of the year was my “Marcelle Medallion,” pictured above. I finished it in March after “instagramming” along with hundreds of other quilters to finish this quilt!
In April I had a few finishes I can share: first I finished my “Row Along” quilt designed by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.
Next, I finished my first scrappy “Trip Around the World” quilt using the method by Bonnie Hunter and again “instagramming” along with so many others!
Another April finish was my very first pattern..”Cross Roads.” This quilt really convinced me that designing patterns is something I truly love to do!
In May I finished my Tula Pink sampler quilt. This was a pretty big finish, as this quilt was a couple of years (or more) in the making!
In May I also finished “Sugar Cookies” which was my second pattern release. It’s a fun and fast layer cake design!
June brought some time to sew just for me…and the first finish of the month was my very own “Hopscotch” quilt. The pattern is by Camille Roskelley, and I had sewed the sample quilt when the pattern was first released. This quilt had been on my radar for quite a while, so it was one of my favorite finishes of the year.
In June I also made my own scrappy “Painted Ladies” quilt (pattern by Fig Tree & Co.). This is another instance of me wanting to make my own version of a sample I’d previously sewn.
In June I also made my very first red and white quilt using my pattern “Tribute.” This quilt can be made using a jelly roll.
In July I finished my first blue and white quilt using the blocks from Monique Dillard’s “Blogger Girl’s Block of the Month 2013.” Guess what…she is starting a new free block of the month quilt for 2014, and it begins tomorrow…of course I’ll be quilting along again!
In July I also finished “Shine,” another of my quilt designs. This is another quilt that was a lot of fun to make!
By August I had already started some market sewing, but my Fig Tree “Farmer’s Wife” quilt came home from the quilter that month…and I was able to add the binding! September was spent doing market sewing and some upcoming magazine projects that I’ll be able to share soon!
In October I finished up two new patterns– “Splash” which is a terrific quilt for using your scraps (and those versatile 2 ½″ squares)…
And “Blossoms“…another quilt great for jelly rolls or your scraps.
My Moda Bella solids sampler quilt was another October finish. I detailed all of the progress on this quilt throughout the year on the Moda Cutting Table blog where I have lots of ideas for posts for 2014.
While looking through my November photos I realized I was full-swing into making Christmas gifts…and the only quilt I finished that month was my favorite mini–my “Mini Swoon” (pattern by Camille Roskelley). I have more mini quilts on my list for 2014 for sure!
Of course there was more Christmas sewing in December, but I did manage to finish up my scrappy Christmas “Trip around the World” quilt.
And I finished up my “On a Whim” quilt (pattern by Camille Roskelley) using my Anna Maria Horner fabric stash. I’m actually just finishing up the binding on this one today. My husband has to work tonight, so I’ll be sewing and quilting for New Year’s Eve!
In reflecting on the past year, I must say it was a good one–an amazing one, in fact. I know such incredible amazing people in “real life” and on-line and must thank every one of you for your kindness and generosity–truly, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I learned a lot, appreciated the support of family and friends everywhere, and really did come to have a good understanding of where I want to go in 2014. I hope you and yours have a wonderful New Year!
PS. I’d love to know if you have any thoughts about what you’d like to see in the new year here on A Quilting Life! Please leave a comment if you have some thoughts on this topic!