Although it was hard to narrow down the choices, these are my favourites:
1. First Finish of 2019
It was wonderful to start the year with finishing Circle of Squares which was a Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt in production since 2016. It used up 160 different 2.5" squares. I enjoyed piecing the RSC blocks over the years, quilting the circular design, and even enjoyed the winter photo shoot with hearty friends!
2. String Quilt
This project was inspired by Gwen Marston and finished in time for the "Dust off a Quilt Book" blog hop hosted by Bea. I was proud of the fact that nothing was purchased to make this quilt. Everything was left over from other projects - the strings, the batting scraps, the backing strips, and the binding. This was the perfect retreat project - no thinking required and lots of hand stitching. I am preparing another one to work on at this year's retreat.
3. Save The Bees
4. Scrap Dance Tango
This was a mystery quilt from Carole at From My Carolina Home blog. It all started with the gift of HST blocks from a quilting friend and I just love how it turned out! Carole is planning another scrappy mystery for 2020 called The Twist so that will be fun!
5. On Ringo Lake
This is a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt started in 2017. It is intensely pieced and quilted, and is very heavy. I love the change I made to the design by turned the sashing units into a lovely border and think the gold and blue combination is awesome in this quilt!
Pop over to the Best of 2019 linky party and see the amazing shares.
I am delighted that my collection of favourite finishes includes so many of my favourite quilting things - scrappy quilts, BOMs, favourite quilt pattern designers, Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects, and mystery quilts. Here's to more of the same in 2020!
Happy New Year quilty friends! You can probably guess that I am starting the new year properly... with a new quilting project!