Monday, December 31, 2018

Sayonara 2018! 🐶 Yōkoso 2019! 🐗

Welcome 2019! Here's a Grace and Peace Quilting review of 2018 and what's to come in 2019, the year of the wild boar in Japan. First, 2018:

I quilted 136 quilts in 2018, 75 of my own quilts and 61 quilts for others. 

Of my own 75 quilts, here is the breakdown:
2 Queen size quilts
8 Twin/throw size quilts
53 Baby quilts
4 Miniature quilts
2 Table runners
6 Pieces of fabric for handbags

I have quilted a total of 551 quilts on my APQS Freedom longarm quilting machine since it arrived in June, 2012. The last one, number 551, is a Giant Plus Block quilt. The blocks were given to me as a surprise from friends in my small group for my birthday in October!

Here are my "Best 9" from Instagram in 2018. They are all my own quilts with the exceptions of Missy Voight's quilt in the top row, far right, and my sister, Quilter Bonnie's, quilt in the middle row far right.

One of the benefits of working at Quilt Cove is that during the month of our anniversary of starting working there, we can make one purchase at 50% off. My anniversary month is September. Here's what I purchased in 2018, and will enjoy using in 2019:
I made a limited edition easel quilt calendar for 2019 via Shutterfly, featuring some of the quilts I made in 2018:

A couple of my quilty Christmas highlights include this bundle of low volume fabrics from my DH:
And this Bonnie Hunter Quilter's Date Keeper from my quiltin' cousin:
While sewing this year I Iistened to 120 books, via RBdigital, Hoopla and thanks to DH, who read aloud to us during sewing evenings! I keep track of my books on Goodreads:

In 2018, our DD1, Johanna, married a wonderful young man, Tyler. Here they are with their 2 adorable, fun dogs, Fozzie and Lincoln:
In 2019, our DD2, Susanna, will leave on an 11 month mission trip to 11 countries, the World Race. Her first month will be in Japan, country of her childhood and heart.
Some plans I have for 2019, the year of the wild boar:
~Finish my Gypsy Wife quilt--the blocks are on the design wall
~a SAL with my Scrapbagger friends
~the Minnesota Quilters "Global Inspiration" Cherrywood fabrics challenge
~make more quilts using my Tula Pink collection and my Japanese fabrics collection


  1. Oh my, Nancy! You have had a really productive year! So many fun quilts, so many memorable events. Hope you are doing okay with all the prep for Susanna's trip. So fun to see you are doing the Cherrywood challenge!!

  2. You rock Nancy, that is a whole lot of quilts done!! Looking forward to seeing your CW challenge piece, when do you have to have it done? Happy New Year!

  3. You have such wonderful quilts, love the calendar you made too!! I am impressed that you have kept count of all the quilts you've done!

  4. Nancy I am so impressed and exhausted. The number of quilts and quilting you have done are amazing. I had planned to go back and see how many quilts I've done over the few years of quilting for me. Your family has wonderful things that happened last year and many more for the coming year. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  5. Such a great year! Wow, your numbers truly put my numbers to shame. I have so enjoyed following along on your projects and look forward to more next year. Congrats to your daughters, both of them, for such exciting new adventures in their lives.

  6. Another fun post! Good job on reaching your quilting goals. So amazing! I love the plus quilt from your friends and the date keeper from Sue. Cute calendar!
    Quilter Bonnie

  7. Didn't 2018 go fast, but look at all of the great things you created. Amazing! I wonder if I start keeping stats if I will produce more;-) I'm inspired to find out. I'm a audio book fiend too. I am currently 'ready' the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny. Good luck with your 2019 goals.

  8. I love your recap of 2018! So many gorgeous quilts! I hope you have are having a lovely start to 2019! Happy New Year!

  9. I love your Shutterfly calendar - great idea! How wonderful to sew so many quilts and still have time to get through that many books! I keep track of my books on Goodreads also: 15 this year. My daughter says I too should get on board with audio books. Not sure about that since I tend to need to focus my all on my sewing. Scared I'll run over my fingers! Lol! Happy New Year!

  10. Happy New Year Nancy, and what a busy year!

  11. What a great compendium of 2018. It looks like it was a terrific year for you and your family. I particularly like your "snake" quilt (I assume made with Drunkard Path blocks and the second from the left on the top row -- looks like a celebration to me! Now let's get our 2019 off to a great start by piecing and quilting.

  12. Happy New Year, Nancy! I've enjoyed following your quilty journey this year, and can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for you. Your creativity and generosity is so inspiring to me :)

  13. What a wonderful year in quilts Nancy. Happy New Year. I will enjoy seeing more of your quilting in 2019

  14. You have had an action packed year! I don't know how you keep track of every little thing, but the stats are amazing! I made a calendar for my husband through Shutterfly for Christmas, it's so easy! Your quilt calendar is brilliant...I wonder if my husband would like one for next year instead of beach/tropical pictures!

  15. Wow, Nancy! You have been super productive in 2018 and what a memorable year. The feather quilt is my favorite. Have a wonderful 2019!

  16. That is an impressive list of accomplishments for 2018 - congrats! I also love that you get to shop for 50% in your anniversary month!

  17. What an awesome year you've had! Thanks for sharing it on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  18. It was terrific to see the newly weds again. I love their radiant smiles. I enjoyed all of your projects and wish you lots of creativity and sewing time in 2019.

  19. I loved the Low Volume bundle and want to make the quilt on Bonnie Hunter's planner. The photo of your daughter's wedding is so pretty. I love photography and wedding photos.


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