Into 2019

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Into 2019


I hope this day finds you happy and healthy in the New Year. I’ve been ready for 2019 to start and to put 2018 behind me. I normally love the beginning of a new year because it is so full of possibility and hope and I certainly feel like I need all that.  If you follow Quilt’n Party regularly you probably noticed a drop off in my posts in the last two months. Sadly my dad became ill in early November and passed away near the end of the month. Since I was helping mom take care of him and deal with the adjustment of losing him I did not have much time for sewing and felt it was just best to let the blog drop off a little.

I was able to finish the binding on a couple of quilts that have been sitting around in the “waiting to be finished pile” for most of the year. The first quilt I finished is the Magnolia Mystery. The fabrics I used were by Kimberly Kight from her Yours Truly collection. I think the quilt turned out to be a very sweet lap quilt. If you look closely at the photo showing the back, you can see a cute, plump strawberry to match the fabric on the top.

The second quilt I finished is the Gypsy Wife quilt. This one is a work of love as I had been collecting fabrics for this quilt for several years. I decided that 2018 was the year to tackle it even though I was nervous. I ended up having a lot of fun putting this quilt together. Because there’s so much going on in this quilt it was quilted with a large meandering stitch.  I’m really happy that I did this one, it was a huge bucket list quilt.

I’m sure that you have been working to determine all that  you are excited to tackle this year; both the sewing and non-sewing variety.I have some fun ideas for what I want to tackle in 2019 but I’m going to save those for another post later this week. For now, I wish you the Happiest of New Years. Hugs to all of you!

5 thoughts on “Into 2019

  1. Michelle Roberts from

    Hi Stephanie, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, i hope you and your mum can find strength in each other xx beautiful projects, especially the strawberries quilt, looks amazing 😍

  2. Liz Horgan

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

  3. Alison

    Your finishes are so fabulous and I just love your Magnolia quilt. My condolences to your family — glad that you took some time to be with your mom in this transitional time.

  4. KJ

    Your quilts are beautiful. I want to do a Gypsy Wife as well but the earliest it will be is 2020. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I am sure your mom appreciated all of your help and care.

  5. Diane Chambers

    Your Gypsy wife is awesome. I bought the pattern quite a while ago and have been too timid to start but you have re-inspired me. Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad but glad you are back blogging.

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