It’s a Wrap

quilts2013

1. Bathtub Gin Quilt, 2. Artist Studio Cocorico Bee Quilt, 3. Luxe in Bloom Lone Star, 4. Trending Chevrons, 5. X Marks the Spot, 6. Spinning Wheel, 7. Paper Pieced Garden Quilt, 8. Apple Core Baby Jane Quilt, 9. Spooktacular Starburst Quilt, 10. Hayloft Door Quilt, 11. Squircle Quilt12. Not available

2013 has been a busy and creative year for me.  I finished the 11 quilts shown above this year. I was surprised to see that I had made that many!  I love the range from paper pieced to more traditional and to modern. It sums me up well. I like to dabble in different styles and try new techniques and new fabrics.

2013BasicGrey patterns

1. Picnic Basket Quilt Pattern, 2. Oh What Fun! Quilt Pattern, 3. Dowager Quilt Pattern, 4. Avalon Quilt Pattern

These four patterns that I designed for BasicGrey were all released this past year.  I’ve designed another one since that I can’t share yet but look forward to doing so over the summer!

I did a rough count and it looks like I designed about 20 paper pieced patterns this year-most of which appear in my garden quilt or will appear in my Christmas quilt once I design more blocks.  Then there were several runners and pillows, a couple of costumes and skirts, and some bags too.

Of course a highlight of the year was meeting Berene and working with her on the To Boston with Love installation at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Amy and Berene To Boston with Love

I also helped to establish the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild this year and just finished up my year long term as President of the guild.  I’m happy to say that the guild is off and running and thriving.

What’s particularly amazing to me is that all of this is only one part of my life; the part I share here.  While making these projects, I also had a busy year leading my girl scout troop, getting my youngest child acclimated to preschool, enjoyed the summer entertaining the kids, spent lots of hours at the pediatricians and at the elementary school, etc.  And my how my children have grown in this time!  My son is now nearly my height (which isn’t saying much, admittedly) and is soaking up learning like a sponge and starting to use the computer.  He continues to play the cello. My oldest daughter has taken a major leap in her reading and is a very advanced reader.  She has tried out softball, soccer and basketball this year.  My littlest is now 4 and so much more independent though just as sweet as last year. She knows her ABCs and can count to 100 and can zip her coat.  We lost my husband’s grandmother this year but welcomed into our lives and new goddaughter.  Life has been very good to us.  I hope it has been to you too.

Happy New Years!

Comments

  1. Your quilts are all so beautiful, thank you for a year of quilty inspiration. I wish you and yours all the best for the new year.

  2. When do you sleep?

  3. Your quilts and patterns you made and designed this year are just beautiful. If I may ask, what program did you use to make such nice mosaics of your images? Thanks!

  4. Such a productive year! That’s a lot of paper pieced patterns =). I enjoyed that last paragraph about your family. It’s nice with quilt bloggers share those snippets. After all, there is life beyond the quilt. Most days!

  5. You’ve had an amazing year, hope 2014 is even better :)

  6. You’ve had such a productive and creative 2013! I enjoy seeing your projects and especially admire your quilt photography. Nice recap of your year. Wishing you a wonderful 2014.

  7. Thanks so much for the Lone Star tutorial. I can totally do it with your instructions! They are so beautiful and yours is stunning!

  8. What a wonderful productive year you’ve had. I too love hearing about the rest of your life ( the most important bit after all). Hope you have an even better 2014

  9. Your quilts are all so beautiful. I don’t recall seeing the picture of the quilt on the truck or the photo with wagon wheel but they are fabulous quilts and great pictures. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  10. What a busy year you’ve had ~ here’s to 2014 and more creativity!
    Happy New Year!

  11. Happy New Year you sweet and talented lady!!
    Everything you make is magic!!

  12. Wow, I’m impressed with your energy level! Good health and more happiness in 2014.
    Barb@Witsend

  13. Nancy Peach says:

    Happy New Year Amy…..it has been one amazing year for you!! See you soon!!

  14. Your finishes are beautiful. And I am so glad you said that you started the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild, because I have been thinking of trying a retreat someday but had no clue where to look, let alone know of others who quilt in my area. Going to have to look into this more. I am still very new to quilting but want to do so much more.

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