I've had a busy year in my sewing room, and have made lots of fun things, but here are a few of my favorite sewing experiences of 2018.
I loved having my son ask me to make him a new quilt, and of course, could never say no to a request like that! His only design idea for it was "earthy colors," so I chose a selection of Grunge fat quarters and made a "Yellow Brick Road" quilt for him.
He liked it and reports that with its flannel backing, it is nice and warm!
Also this year, I was really honored to be asked by Kelly of My Quilt Infatuation to help launch her new book, Stash Statement.
I chose her quilt, "Louvered," for my project, and made a rainbow of placemats for my dining room table from her pattern.
You can read my full post about this project HERE.
I love, love, love making mini quilts, and sewed up quite a few again in 2018. A favorite of this year was this one that I never named, but my post about it says I was "In a green mood!"
This mini quilt was inspired by the quilt, "Leaves and Vine," from the book Sunday Morning Quilts, by AmandaJean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.
I've really enjoyed doing more hand-stitching recently, experimenting with hexies and embroidery in particular. I was really happy to be able to give my mom this little 12 inch pillow for Christmas.
Probably my favorite finish of 2018 is "String Star," a quilt I designed myself and created from string blocks sewn monthly throughout 2017, while participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
After looking at lots of ideas online, I drew this design out on graph paper and carefully counted out exactly how many blocks I needed in each color. It was so exciting to see it come together in real life and fabric, just how my vision on paper looked! I love seeing this quilt everyday as it hangs on the wall in my dining room.
Thanks for joining me as I thought through my "Best of 2018!" There's lots more posts over at Meadow Mist Designs.
Also sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!