It’s a Wrap

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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!