Today I wrap up a summary of all the crafty things I did in 2018. I am hoping this blog can be more of a journal in 2019, not just an annual report.
Lots of baby quilts in 2018… here we go…
A bit of improv and a lot of my favorite colors. This quilt was donated to Project Linus.
An orphaned block that I turned into a quilt for Project Linus. Tying quilts is always more work then I think it will be.
A quick Project Linus quilt using strips and fun Carolyn Friedlander fabric. Not happy with the quilting on this one. But living is learning.
A yellow-and-blue beauty for project linus when I was serious about using up my scraps.
More serious scrap usage for Project Linus.
Probaby my favorite quilt of the year. Used up so many wonderful scraps and I love the effect of the improv on 1/2-square triangles. This one will be delivered to a friend this week as a gift to a special little guy.
I almost love this one. Almost. Made for a friend to give as a gift. I so wish I had used a lighter grey for more impact.
Some orphaned + new trip-around-the-world blocks made into a Project Linus quilts.
One of my favorites from 2018. Based on a class by Elizabeth Hartman on Craftsy. Love the effect. Gifted to a sweet woman at work for her brand new baby boy.
This one was my most-loved quilts on Instragram. Made for the granddaughter of a dear friend. I do love it. But oh so much work. It will be well-loved for years though.
A Project Linus quilt. Blocks made in 2014. Quilt top put together in 2016. Finished in 2018. #progress
Made from lots and lots of scraps for Project Linus. A cacophony. But a cheerful cuddly cacophony.
A quilt I made for a friends baby boy and then I wasn’t sure it was good enough to give to her. Ended up finishing as a Project Linus quilt.
My last project linus quilt to hit my goal for 2018. The pinks and yellows are in the wrong places in some rows. And that is ok.
I had lots of lovely backing fabric for baby quilts in 2018. Here are some snippets.
That is 14 baby quilts in 2018. 14. That is a lot.
I did some other quilt making…
I made a thing to remind me to hustle.
I made a tiny teeny little miniature quilt for my aunt’s dollhouse.
I finished a big quilt – a Colorado memories quilt. I don’t have a picture of it with the binding. It has blue binding.
I finished another big quilt – a queen size for our bed, using french-inspired fabrics and Denyse Schmidt’s big charming pattern. Missouri Star quilted this one. Putting on the binding was a big charming battle. I wish I had used more fabrics and colors in the squares, but it still has a sweet french vibe.
And I made some pillows for our living room. I didn’t make the cat, but I help keep him alive.