My Five Favorite Finishes of 2018

Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is hosting her fourth annual "Best of" linkup. I've decided to share my five favorite finishes of the year. In no particular order...

Greenery

Greenery was the first Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares quilt that I made. It was the result of the 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge and my Bay Area Modern guild challenge to make a scrap quilt using squares and rectangles. At the end of 2017 I developed this technique into a workshop. I finished numerous other Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares projects before longarm quilting and finishing this one in 2018. Read more.

Fandangle Scrappy Squares

Fandangle Scrappy Squares is another version of my Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, I loved working with the cool color way of Christa Watson's Fandangle color palette while exploring the different variations that can be achieved with this technique. Read more.

Pantone Ultra Violet All About Angles

Purple is my favorite color, but so often I don't use it in my quilts. This may be the finish I am proudest of this year. Pantone Ultra Violet All About Angles was pieced in time to submit to the 2018 Pantone Quilt Challenge and received Judge's Second in the "Just the Top" category. The finished quilt hung at PIQF in October 2018. Read more.

Jungle Cabin

Jungle Cabin is one of my favorites because I really loved modernizing the traditional log cabin block by adding negative space and the asymmetry of the overall composition. I look forward to working more with large modern traditional log cabins. Read more.

Connections Mini

The Connections Mini was a mini quilt challenge for Curated Quilts. I loved working with my 8-year-old son on this project. He designed the quilt on the design wall. I pieced it and chose the quilting motif. Read more.

Thanks for visiting. I'll share my most visited posts later in the week. ;-)

I'm linking up to Cheryl's Best of 2018 Linky Party. And you can see my Five Favorite Finishes from 2017 in last year's post. Stay up to date with what I make in 2019 by subscribing to my newsletter.

43 thoughts on “My Five Favorite Finishes of 2018

    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Lorna. I'm super excited to see your Harry Potter sew along get underway. There are going to be tons of happy participants!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Yvonne. I want to collaborate with my son on another quilt, but we haven't had a chance other than our scrappy blocks we've been sewing together. (Not exactly the same type of collaboration.)

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  1. I always enjoy viewing all your quilts, so I don't know if I could pick these out as five favorites, but they are certainly all appealing. Jungle Cabin is probably one of MY favorites, for exactly the opposite reasons as you - it's comfortably traditional feeling. LOL

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Susan! I really appreciate you sharing your opposite perspective with me on Jungle Cabin. That's a really great point!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Pamela! The part I love most about it may be the quilting. I was pleased to get to longarm quilt it myself.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Ulrike! I love how that one came together. There's something rewarding about trying out new things on mini quilts. I'd like to do similar quilting on a bigger project.

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  2. Kathleen McCormick

    What fun to look back on the quilts you liked most this year. I think my two favorites are the Fandangle Happy Squares. You had a great year - you should be pleased.

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  3. That Ultra Violet quilt definitely has your stamp on it, your favorite color and the direction you are going with improv. It is absolutely beautiful! And that Connections mini is probably my personal favorite. Take care, Mary.

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  4. Those are some beautiful quilts. Still in love with your improv idea and I will jump over to "Connections". Can't remember that one. And those colors and the quilting... All the best for the new year. xo

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  5. What a great year and what beautiful work you did, Sarah! Plus we got the pleasure of meeting and hanging out at QuiltCon. 2018 really was a great year!

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      1. Oh yes! That totally made for a different experience this year as opposed to the last one. The first time was great but this time even better with all the visiting and chatting and sharing the experience with others. Have a great new year!

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