The year started off with 'Purple Haze' being at QuiltCon in Nashville/ TN, unfortunately I was not able to attend QuiltCon this year. But I have seen many photos where my quilt appeared and that made me very happy!
I finished a baby quilt that was long overdue in February and took photos in the snow:
The yearly Pantone Quilt Challenge has developed into one of my favourite challenges. In 2019 the Pantone colour of the year was 'Living Coral' and I made a quilt that is called 'Fade To Grey':
I liked these improv log cabin blocks so much that I made a smaller version in just black and white. I loved the effect of disguising the actual block and the very graphic appearance of the quilt, I called it 'Define Gravitiy'.
Both 'Fade To Grey' ad 'Define Gravitiy' have been selected for QuiltCon in Austin/ TX in February 2020 and I couldn't be happier!
I also had my first solo exhibition in a small gallery in September and that was so exciting!
I had 12 quilts on display and I was very happy to meet so many people and talk quilts! Thanks again to everyone who came to see the show, I'm still filled with a lot of gratitude!
I was also taking part in a modern quilt challenge here in Germany where the topic was 'intuitive colour & design' in red and turquoise. I worked with a directional print in an improv quilt for the first time and I liked it!
I called the quilt 'Poppies In The Sky'.
I have been making bee blocks but I'm terribly behind with posting pictures of all of them. There will be a separate blog post soon!
And of course I continued with the blocks for Biene's adventure quilt! I actually love that project so much that I don't want it to end! I have 15 blocks so far and there are only a couple of blocks more to make up the quilt top.
I also made some small projects like these following zipper pouches. I especially like this one:
Or this one:
And this boxy pouch:
I have also made a divided basket, but never blogged about it.... a friend of mine had triplets, yes, triplets. All boys!
And I thought a mother of triplets does need all the help she can get so a practical divided basket and soother bands will help.
I made these soother bands following a tutorial from my friend Barbara, it's in German but with a lot of photos.
I picked boyish colours for the basket, when the boys don't need nappies anymore my friend can still use the basket for herself.
The pattern is by Noodlehead and you can find it here.
Sewing wise it was a bit of a slow year because I was busy doing something else: Das Quilt Kollektiv! I set up a platform for modern quilters in Germany with two amazing women I am happy to call my friends and business partners. I have held two quilt workshops this year and will continue to do so next year. This is very exciting and I'm very much looking forward to all there is to come!
I have also been appointed as the ambassador for The Modern Quilt Guild in Germany. We are still developing strategies for the ambassador role but I'm also very much looking forward to working on bringing the German members closer together. Here is a screen shot from the MQG website:
Pretty much an exciting and busy year I have to say!
Linking up to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Design and her Best of 2019 Linky Party!