At the end of the year, many of us reflect on the journey. I completed alot of projects and worked on my free motion quilting. Here are some of my favorites from the past year.
Top row left shows the back of my latest longarm project, a Judy Neimeyer Mariner’s Compass quilt that I finished for a client. Judy Neimeyer designs amazing quilts using paper piecing to create fabulous medallions with lots of points. It is always a fun challenge to think of complementary free motion quilting designs.
Top middle is the progress on my 92 Stars quilt . Although I planned to piece several blocks each month, this project keeps getting pushed aside when more urgent deadlines appear.
Top right is my entry in the 2015 Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake fabric challenge. I tried improv piecing and straight line quilting as my personal challenge with this quilt.
The middle row shows my sketchbook. It is very relaxing, almost meditative, to begin the day by filling a page with doodles, which eventually find their way into free motion quilting designs.
The middle image is my banner for True Blue Quilts. I use this as a sample of my free motion quilting designs which were featured in several Free Motion Monday posts.
Bottom left shows the feathers on the Mariner’s Compass quilt. It can be tricky to fill triangle spaces, but I found a way.
In the middle, you see a block from a new pattern, Beaded Curtain. It goes together quickly with jelly roll 2-1/2″ strips.
Bottom left is my first book of quilt patterns, Monochromatic Quilts: Amazing Variety, which can be purchased on Amazon. My mom and I had fun designing, sewing and writing patterns together. It was a long process – almost 4 years from idea to publication – but what a thrill to hold the actual book in our hands!
That’s it for me. What was your favorite project of 2015?