I can't believe a whole year has past and a new one is about to begin. 2018 has been a full one. With so many exciting engagements, projects and plans.
There was the 2018 BOM which I am currently quilting and I only have the final border to quilt. I am looking forward to sharing my finished quilt with you all. It was wonderful to see so many of you sharing the pictures of your quilts on the Sharon Keightley Quilts face-book page. The full pattern for this will be coming out in the new year available as a PDF download. The name so far is going to be "Snowball Delight' What do you think?
There have been teaching engagements that were a lot of fun. Teaching applique, and meeting wonderful people is one of the best things.
I have had the pleasure of having my quilts published in the Today's Quilter Magazine. There are still more quilt patterns to be published so keep a look out for them. It is such fun sharing my patterns and quilts in this beautiful magazine.
Here are the last two quilts that were published. Winterberry and Rose Arbour. If you like the quilts and would like to learn applique check out the classes I have coming up in February at Grandmothers Garden Quilt Shop.
These are just a few of the things that I got up to in 2018. There is more to come but I am not able to tell you just yet. I will keep you all posted when I am able to spill the beans. Lot's of secret sewing has been going on.
New patterns are coming along, so in the New Year there will be some surprises.
The Full version of the Winterwood Pattern is now available as a full pattern containing everything you need to complete the whole quilt. The Winterwood quilt pattern can be found here containing 71 pages. This is one of my favorite quilts, I loved every minute of making this beautiful quilt. Sometimes everything seems to go along so smoothly when designing and making a quilt, this quilt was one of those times.
Well I guess 2018 has been quite a year ! Roll on 2019.........
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This morning I find myself with too many quilts in progress at one time! They are all at a stage that they can be worked on and I love them all !
The first one is the BOM 2018 which I have almost finished the quilting, I only have the very last border to finish. If you missed this last year, you can find the full pattern for this quilt here.
It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.