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!