This quilt top, Fancy Forest, was made in 2016 but it took me a while to find the right backing, so I got it back from the long arm quilter in January 2018 and added the binding. This one is staying in my my quilt stash.
I spent a lot of time the first few months of 2018 looking after my father who passed away in April. I worked on my snowmen counted cross stitch project while I sat with him as he slept, and finished this old UFO in March. It is still waiting to be framed.
I attended a Libs Elliott "Embracing the Chaos" workshop in March and made this little wall hanging at the workshop.
I made this I Spy baby quilt for my cousin's new grand-daughter, her first grandchild. I needed a simple project after my dad passed away to get me quilting again.
I had three finishes in June. This quilt was started at a Shannon Brinkley scrappy appliqué workshop in May.
The second June finish was another baby quilt, this time for my husband's cousin's baby. I used a charm pack to make this quilt.
And, another I Spy baby quilt for another cousin's first grand baby. I used Bonnie Hunter's bricks and stepping stones pattern for this quilt.
I participated in a swap at the London Modern Guild and made this sewing machine quilt for my swap partner in the Ancaster Modern Guild. You may remember that my husband thought it was a hat...
The baby boom continued. This quilt was made for a colleague at work's baby girl, born in September. It is the only baby quilt I made all year that was done before the baby was born!
When I was gathering things up for a retreat in October, I found this quilt top, finished years ago, but not quilted. I quilted it at the retreat and donated it to a fundraising auction for Camp Kintail. I hope whoever purchased it is enjoying it!
This mini quilt was made with a package of 2.5" squares that I received at the 2017 modern guild retreat.
I had a lot of finishes in December including some Christmas gifts and a new single bed quilt for the bed in my daughter's old room. I worked on the blocks for my Foothills Quilt-Along quilt all year and finally finished the quilt in early December. You may remember that I made this quilt from my husband's discarded shirts. This is the only bed sized quilt I made all year.
I made a few pincushions this year...here is a sampling. The top 5 are mine and the others were made by my friend, Christine.
I made this zippered pouch for my friend, Pat, for Christmas.
Finn, the grand-dog, received this quilted crate liner for Christmas.
I made Christine and I matching "Bountiful Boughs" wall hangings for Christmas. The first one is mine.
This one is Christine's.
I made my mother a small table topper for the little round table in her kitchen.
I have one more gift finished but not gifted yet, so you will have to wait to see it. I hope to deliver it later this week so check back for a blogpost about it.
I also finished my Frank Lloyd Wright Fountain Glass Window counted cross stitch picture in December. I had been working on it since April. I have three counted cross stitch pictures which need to be framed and hope to do this in January.
All in all, it was a productive year in my sewing room and I look forward to more finishes in 2019.