In no particular order, here are some projects I finished in 2019.
"Jingle" a free online project from Erin Russert. Her quilt had a large central applique with these blocks around the center. There were more pieced blocks. I decided to make a long narrow quilt. The center block was no longer available and I wanted a quilt to hang on my door so I made mine like this. I used the classic Pennsylvania Dutch palette. I discovered Karen Kaye Buckley's leaf templates when I was half way through making this quilt and that sped up the project a lot.
"Baxter" is my memory quilt from the days when my son and daughter were young. My husband and I would take the kids to Baxter State Park every summer vacation. So many happy memories.
"Beacon of Hope" is a pattern in Women of Grace, a tribute to the women in WWII.
I made a Dresden Plate quilt earlier in 2019. I finally made this sample block into a pillow.
"A Year with Edyta" is my version of the quilt Edyta Sitar designed for The Quilt Show BOM in 2018. I changed the layout and the center block (which is a Lori Holt house block). Each month the BOM pattern was three different quilt blocks that were made three times. So nine blocks each month. Shown at the Back Roads Quilt Show in West Gardiner October 2019
"A Year with Jan" was my version of a BOM by Jan Patek offered by Attic Heirlooms in Damariscotta. I made some changes to the pattern. I put kittens in the baskets instead of birds! I omitted a border at the top and bottom of the applique blocks; this is a LARGE quilt and the extra borders would have been too much for me. The applique borders were a real challenge for me. I had to get the quilt top done so I could machine quilt it before the show. I wish I had added more elements to the vines but its done and I am mostly happy with it.
Little quilt made of little scraps. Now used as a mat for one of my cats to sleep on. Peppermint added for size perspective. :-)
"Unit Quilt" Block offered by klein meisje quilts blog. She makes all kinds of simple and intriguing quilts. I really enjoyed using solids and prints. I made a lot of the blocks at a quilt retreat-easy to do while talking!
Little zippered pouch from a workshop we did at Back Roads, offered by Kathy B. This has been languishing forevvvvvvvvvvvver! All it needed was binding!