I signed up for the Coming Home BOM with Sarah Fielke this year. I made this block book to keep the pieces organized as I worked on the quilt. I had to take a break from making this quilt to get ready for Christmas but hope to get back at it in the new year. I have two more borders to make to complete the quilt. This will be a 2020 goal...
My next January finish was one that should have been done in 2018 as it was a Christmas gift... I made a sewing machine cover for a friend who loves to go camping.
In February, my friend Christine and I attended our first Quilt Con in Nashville. I participated in the Make a Mini, Make a Friend challenge. Here is the quilt I made for Evie. It is called Maple Keys from Canada.
The London Modern Guild issued a colour challenge in 2019 for a mini quilt made with black and white plus one other colour. These mini quilts were on display at our first quilt show in September.
My third challenge for 2018 was the snip it, rip it, drop it and pass it challenge issues by the Elgin Piecemakers. I made a bag for my car stitching with my fabrics. I use this bag all the time for my current cross stitch or embroidery projects. It's very handy!
This wall hanging is in my sewing room. The sewing machine is a Lori Holt pattern.
There was lots of sewing going on in April, but no finishes.
I made several gift quilts this year. This one was for my cousin's new grandson in Scotland.
A colleague at work retired in June so I made her a zippered pouch. I made lots (over 2 dozen!) of these this year so I won't show pictures of all of them here.
The next quilt was a gift for my cousin in England...it was an old UFO that just needed to get done! We delivered this one in person in August.
This next quilt also now resides in England with my step Grandmother. The fabrics reminded me of her pretty garden.
Gail's Garden is another older UFO that was completed in 2019. This quilt was started at a class with Jacquie Gering a few years ago.
I gave this quilt to my aunt when we were in Scotland in August. Purple is her favourite colour.
We visited a lot of cousins while in Scotland and England in August and most of them received a small quilted gift--many received zippered pouches or pillow cases made with Canada fabric and one received a Christmas table topper.
It was time to get started on the Christmas sewing in October. I retired at the end of September so suddenly, there was more sewing time after that. This little wall hanging was donated to the church's Christmas bazaar.
Another baby quilt--this time just to have on hand, ready for gifting. This was an attempt to use up some of my 30's prints. I still have lots left...
There were lots of zippered pouches made this month too...
Another baby quilt in waiting...an attempt to use up my flannel scraps. No fear--I still have lots left.
Yet another baby quilt this month---this time with a Bonnie Hunter pattern...Bricks and Stepping Stones with an I spy theme. This one will be delivered soon.
Another challenge was completed--this time for the Oxford Guild. I made a pillow inspired by the colours on a Kleenex box.
I made a pillow for my brother for Christmas using our Dad's shirts. There were more zippered pouches, pillow cases and bowl cozies made in December as well. My next post will hopefully outline what I hope to accomplish in 2020.