Wow, 2020! Looking back at 2019, I’m amazed that I got any quilting or sewing done at all! It was my year of travel and adventures. My excursions took me to wintery Nisswa MN, sunny Anna Marie Island FL, amazing Santa Fe NM, incredible Zdar Nad Sazavou Czech Republic and historic Mackinac Island Michigan! And if you add in working at quilt shows, family fun vacations and shopping trips, I left my home state 11 times last year! I will do my very best to keep it up this year!!
On the quilting front, I was happily surprised that 44 customer quilts, 19 charity quilts and 7 personal quilts were under Winifred’s needle in 2019! Here’s some of the quilts I gifted in 2019.
I should have kept a count of how many Hot Pad Table Runners that I made with my sisters! Lots! And the last group included some trivet sizes and sports theme, great for gifts!
And I’m still making zipper pouches for anyone who inkles that they want one! Each one is it’s own style, you never know what side the zipper pull will end up!
Speaking of numbers, here’s to celebrating 94 year, 64 year and 4 year old birthdays! In 2020 we’ll hit landmark birthdays together!
I might as well keep going with a personal accomplishment of losing 16 pounds and going to 211 Jazzercise classes in 2019!!
Happy New year and thank you to my clients who trusted me with their projects in 2019, I look forward to 2020!
After making one reusable coloring book with fabric, which was very labor intensive and costly to make ( I was planning to make several for the littles in my family) I decided to make Coloring Placemats instead!
Then toss them in the washer and start all over again!
They are a big hit. The kids pick their favorite designs and when they spill on them, the milk stays on the placemat instead of running off like on a vinyl one. So, the request was to make more, big surprise, so they could have some in the washer and some on the table! Obviously, I’m always looking for fun projects to use fabric and batting scraps! I’m using the same method as the Hot Pad Table Runners so they sew together quickly. And I’m using whatever batting scraps I have, usually Quilters Dream Poly Select, white.
Here’s an example using some fun eye spy fabric!
Hope you have a happy and safe holiday filled with crafting and stitching!
I can’t help it! I love buying mini charm packs to make dolly quilts! And it gave me something to buy when I went to Paducah for Quilt Fest last month, like I needed help!
Don’t they look cute? All bundled for giving to one year old twins.
I also couldn’t resist making Liam a Marvel super hero blanket. I say blanket because it’s fabric and polar fleece quilted together, no batting. After missing his Hulk and Captain America 2 year birthday party, I knew this would be a perfect belated present.
And I think he likes it!! He has the best cheesy smile!!
Have a great holiday weekend and stay safe this Memorial Day.
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As I look back at my posts for this year, it appears that I haven’t been very active! Well, it’s quite the opposite! I’ve been too busy to post what I’ve been up to! One of the reasons would be this little sweetheart and I’m not complaining! Photo credit goes to our amazing daughter, Stephanie Marie Photography!And wedding! Photo credit Lauren Konrad PhotographyAnd Family!We now have four generations living within a few miles of each other! We are busy and blessed!
I did manage to stitch 51 customer quilts, 11 charity quilts and 10 personal quilts on my longarm this year.
Here’s a photo dump of some of my finished projects – quilting, sewing, knitting and crocheting! Some of my favorites this year are the phone/tablet holders. I’ve lost track of how many I made! I made a few new and revised dish mats but no pics for those! Sometimes I forget to take pictures! Cloth books for babies were another favorite! I couldn’t stop making them! And then there is crocheting. I’ve made several infinity scarves with Scarfie yarn which makes an ombre pattern when done! I can’t stop buying the yarn!!
The Hot Pad Table Runner is a best selling pattern designed by my friend! You can download the pattern at Fabric2Go.com You can also purchase some pretty awesome fabric!
Now, on to next year! If you’re curious about any of the projects I made this year, comment on my Facebook page and I’ll send you a link to the free pattern, if available. Many of them are on my Pinterest page, too. And if you need another place to connect, find me on Instagram!