My first finish in 2019 is a baby quilt I started for a friend's daughter at the end of 2018. Her baby was born at the beginning of January and I am happy to have this finished in time to send her.
I also finished a sweet little project call 'Unconventional Lines' designed by Suzy Quilts, which I hand quilted and framed.
My second finish for 2019 is also a baby quilt. This one was made for the daughter of another dear friend.
My first finish in March is a little improv-pieced pillow. Made using techniques from the book 'Artful Improv' by Cindy Grisdela.
My next finish is another pillow made in the same fabrics as the previous one. It is not 'improv pieced' but it is a modern style. It is one block from the pattern 'Modern Fans' by Suzy Quilts.
Next is a small wall hanging. The pattern for this is called 'Honey Bunny' and had been in a folder waiting for me to make it since 2009!! The pattern is by Kellie Wulfsohn then of Don't Look Now but probably better known now for her shop Cutting Cloth.
My only finish in April was another small wall quilt inspired by the techniques found in 'Artful Improv' by Cindy Grisdela.
My first finish in May is a table topper made for my eldest daughter. The appliqué is raw edge appliqué and the quilt is free motion quilted.
Another gift is my second finish for the month. This time a small landscape which I have framed.
My only finish in June is a quilt from the book 'Nautical Quilts' by the Australian designer Lynette Anderson. The quilt itself is called 'All Aboard Quilt'. All the fabrics I used were designed by Lynette apart from some of the cream background which came from my stash and I am unsure of who the designers are.
July was a very busy month of travelling to special occasions as well as illness in the family, so no finished projects to show this month.
My only finish in August was a small embroidery. I used a pre-printed panel which was design by Anne Brooke of H-anne-Made.
My first finish for September is a small 'seascape' which I designed and made myself.
I also attended a workshop given by Cathy of Dear Emma Designs at The Needle and Thread Workshop in Lincolnshire where I made a sweet little machine embroidered lantern.
I managed to finish off two more projects in September while attending a Quilt Retreat in Morzine in the French Alps. These were:
A memory quilt made for my Father-in-Law as a keepsake of the 90th Birthday Celebration held for him at the Ardencote in Warwickshire. I used the pattern 'Memories' by Kellie Wulfsohn of 'Don't Look Now!'
And the matting and framing of a second small embroidery project. This was also a pre-printed panel designed by Anne Brooke of H-anne-Made.
My only finish for October is not a project that I was solely responsible for. My youngest daughter chose the fabrics and pieced the quilt top. As she is new to quilting I finished the edges of the appliqué shapes and quilted and bound the quilt. It is a baby quilt for her boyfriend's sister.
This month I have managed to finish a medallion quilt that I was inspired to start when I was at the quilt retreat I attended in September. I made a feathered star block at the retreat and was then tempted to make a medallion quilt. Here it is.....
After my big quilt finish in November, I have been having a little rest from machine quilting this month. I have crocheted two gifts, an owl and a sheep.
I have also been taking part in a stitch-a-long and these are the finished stitcheries to date.
I also updated my 'Memory Quilt' (finished in September) which has now been sent to my Father-in-Law. I decided it needed a pop of colour, so added some red buttons!
I also finished a modern Japanese rice bag (pattern by K Z Stevens) which will be a gift bag for one of my daughter's Christmas presents.