Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019!

I probably should have finished 2018 with this 

post, but it didn't happen.

Here is a summary of my 2018 makes, as shown on 

Instagram with the hashtag #topnine2018
Some of my favourite makes from 2018

 I realised last week that some of these quilts were 

not labelled,


so I spent some time remedying that!

When I showed my Clambake quilt top on Instagram 

the other day, I was blown away with the 200+ likes!



That was just the incentive I needed to get it 

finished!



I spent some pleasant hours hand quilting it with 

black perle thread.


Of course, I attached a label immediately, sewing it 

into the binding.


I have called this "Clambake 101" as a tribute to 

my 101st quilt,



and quilt #1 for 2019!



Started November 2017,

Finished December 2018

Finished size 40" by 30"

Pattern from "Quilt Lovely" book by Jen Kingwell

Happy sewing!

SUZ

10 comments:

  1. This is truly wonderful. You've inspired me to dig that book out and figure out why I haven't started one of these. It certainly was one of the designs that first caught my eye. Happy stitching in 2019!

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  2. Some wonderful finishes for 2018! I really love your 'deliah' quilt, the colour combo is so pretty.
    And on my, love your "clambake101" ... very special with it's hand piecing & hand quilting!

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  3. Happy New Year Suz! I've just found your blog and loved scrolling through your pics - your Clambake 101 is awesome. Wishing you many happy stitching hours in 2019

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  4. Hello Suz,
    these are so nice quilts! I like your clambrake 101, too but my favourit is the NYB pattern one.
    Happy new year 2019 , Doris :o)

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  5. I do love those clambakes . . . and all your other 2018 finishes too. Wishing you a great 2019.

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  6. What a lovely collection of quilts for the year. It is great to see them all and appreciate the achievement.
    And Clambake 101 and definitely a great finish. Good to see it happily on display.
    Are you going to be busy at the tennis this year?

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  7. Wonderful finishes, and so good to have included labels. That is something I very often forget to do. No wonder the clambake got all those likes! I hope your fingers didn't get as sore as mine using pearl cotton (and the larger needle it seems to require).

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  8. Aren't you good adding labels! Maybe I should have added this step to my quilting to do checklist! I thought I was being good by adding blogging to it, but adding a label is important too!

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  9. I smiled as I reviewed your top nine for 2018, seeing how intertwined our quilty lives were that year. I still love your New York Beauty quilt, and hope someday to have one of those myself. Such a standout collection, Susan! (And that Clambake is stunning--how did I miss this on IG??) I'm glad you brought it forward on your blog as it's a wonderful quilt with a great setting. Happy New Year!

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  10. So many great 2018 makes, Susan! Clambake is a favorite, so I'm glad you were incentivized to finish it. I think I like it because of all the different prints. I still adore a good-n-scrappy quilt. I'm glad to see you making labels too. I recently had to do that for a half-dozen quilts, and used Printed Treasures which have now run out. Am thinking maybe to make them your way... or a new way I haven't tried. It's where you program your sewing machine's alphabet to stitch the words onto binding. Then, you sew the binding to the quilt. Doesn't that sound like a good idea? Might try that on a quilt this year to see how it goes. My problem will be limiting myself to fewer words! No surprise there, huh? :-)

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