Year in Review – 2019



Hello, hello.  I hope your holiday week was as lovely as can be.  Instead of the usual Monday is All About Fabric post, I’ll be sharing my year in review.  I did this last year too.  It’s good to look back and remember all that we accomplished, I think.  I know I like to remember!

Missing from this list is all the commissioned wedding and memory quilts.  I don’t take pictures of them and I never post them on the blog, so I’m not including them here.

Enough rambling, let’s get going.  This is going to be a ridiculously long post.


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My first post of 2019 was about the Paradise Fire quilts that we made together.  Quilters from all over the world sent me any block they wanted from the Little Miss Sawtooth quilt.  There were so many blocks, I was able to make three quilts.  One of the quilts was queen size for Rochelle ( a fellow quilter ) and the other two were smaller and for her children.  Y’all sent so many blocks that I made the quilts and still had blocks leftover, which I ended up donating to another quilter that needed to make blocks for another cause.


My next completed quilt in January was my 5th version of Little Miss Sawtooth again!  It was very scrappy and in all shades of purple.  This one was a commissioned quilt.



I also made my very first version of Bad Girl.  I’m still so in love with this quilt and pattern, but I did end up selling this particular quilt.  Oh, I’ve got a little surprise for this quilt coming out February.  I can’t tell you yet.  It’s forbidden.  🙂  BUT it’s going to make making this quilt much easier!

  During January, we were still participating in the I am Enough quilt along and were very close to finishing.  We worked on our New York Beauties and all the triangles.

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I finished my second version of Bad Girl quilt in February.  This time in all those essex yarn dyes.  I also released the Bad Girl pattern, which turned out to be one of my best pattern releases to date.  Thank you so much for that!

  I made my third version of Migration, and because it was a commission quilt, the background ended up a very dark navy.  I loved it though!

I finished one of my favorite rescue quilts ever!  This is one my sister in law found for me.  It was unbelievable unique and special.  Those squares were so tiny!  Read about this one here.

February brought the end to the I am Enough quilt along with this last post, and also the beginning of the Carolina Mingle quilt along with choosing fabrics and making star points.

I went to my first Quilt Con in February and met friends that I knew online.  It was a good month!


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I finished my I am Enough quilt in March.  This is one of my most favorite quilts I’ve made, and I had such a great time during this quilt along.

I also finished my second Carolina Mingle quilt.  We also wrapped up the quilt along here and here.

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In April, I finished my 7th version of Little Miss.  Also, known as my very favorite one I’ve made to date.  That coral and mint!  Oh, yes please.

I also made my second version of Star Dance.  This time so many bright solids.  Next I finished my first version of Ruby Beatrice.  This is the moment I fell in love with gold.

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I’ve got myself with no quilt finishes in May, but I was busy.  We did start the Bad Girl quilt along that month, cutting fabrics here, and making some stars here and here.

I released the Ruby Beatrice pattern as well.  And the biggest thing during this month that I made Meander + Make an actual fabric shop and got serious with it after months of just stewing around.

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After about 6 months or so of work, I finally had my very first online class complete.  I also finished the quilt that the class is built around, Evening Walk.


I finished a more random sampler quilt with the help of Emerge Circle to donate to charity.

The Bad Girl quilt along was still happening this month and we finished stars here, made 4-patches, and worked on Dresdens here and here.

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I made my second version of Ruby Beatrice in July.  I ended up giving this quilt to my brother as a wedding gift.

I also finished my second Trippy quilt.  This one was a commission quilt and I had a lot of fun with it.

The Bad Girl quilt along came to an end in July with finished quilt tops.  This ended up being my very favorite version that I’ve made of Bad Girl.

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I finished my 8th version of Little Miss this month.  I used it for making all the videos during the quilt along, but it was also a very well timed commission quilt.

I also finished my third Bad Girl quilt that was part of a quilt along.  This one was quilted by my friend, Tracy, and she really sparked a desire to get better with my quilting.  They’ll be more to come with that next year.  I’m plotting something special.

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I don’t have any quilt finishes in September, but I did finish this runner.  It was one of my projects from Michael Miller.  My ambassadorship runs out this coming February, but I had a good time getting fabric surprises in the mail from them all 2019.


We also began the Little Miss Sawtooth quilt along in September.  It’s my biggest quilt along to date thanks to you!  The posts are here and here.

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I finished my 3rd Trippy in October.  I feel like this is where all my love of gold really showed itself.  🙂

Next I finished my 4th Migration quilt.  My very favorite version of this quilt yet and I REALLY want to make this one again!  I just gifted this quilt to my sister in law for Christmas.

I also finished my very first version of Tea Time.  I’m absolutely in love with this quilt, but though I haven’t sold it yet, I do have it for sale here.  This momma has two kids in college and am spending a small fortune on it.  I’m not happy about having to sale this one, but you get it I’m sure.

I released my third pattern this year Scrappy Pattern Pack, which included all three of the quilts mentioned this month.

Little Miss Sawtooth quilt along continued here and here.

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I finished my second version of Morning Sun this month.  I really want to redo this pattern to look I’m using now and redo this quilt along too.  This is a very fun quilt to make and it’s SO MUCH EASIER THAN IT LOOKS!


I also finished another rescue, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden.  This quilt too is currently for sale here.

Little Miss Sawtooth quilt along continued here, here and here.

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I’ve not posted any of my quilt finishes in December, there’s only been Para Para and I only finished it moments ago.  Ha!  So while I’m counting it as a 2019 finish, I’ve not posted about it yet.  I will be showing it to you very soon though.  I have posted about it’s progress here and here.

Little Miss Sawtooth quilt along is nearing its end with posts here and here.

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So that is it for my 2019.  One thing I will be doing a little differently next year is keeping a monthly list of personal highlights too.  I’m not good with keeping up with the personal as well as the quilty.  Haha.

I hope your 2019 was the bestest!  Thank you for spending this year with me for quilty stuff and I hope to see you next year too.  Later this week, I’ll be talking about plans and goals for 2019.  Hugs!


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  1. It’s wonderful to read your accomplishments all together in one post. I know its not all of them – your commissions, etc, are not there, but the public ones are, so I can check and pin and repin the ones I want to make sure I keep track of! Keep on blogging please, don’t default just to Instragram and Facebook.

  2. I discovered your site in September, and have made three Sawtooth, your 2017 version and 2 of the current sew along after purchasing the pattern. My goal is make several more of your quilts for 2020. Thank you so much, many days of joy making your quilts this year!

  3. Wow!!! Melanie you are truly amazing! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments in 2019 including your Meander and Make fabric shop. I just ordered some fabrics and they arrived the other day along with some of your patterns. Love them! I was also a part of the Paradise fire quilt for the little miss saw tooth queen quilt. I love reading your posts and being a part of your quilting community although I have been pretty quiet and have yet to do a quilt along. You are such a gift and truly inspiring! I will have to really get cracking in 2020! I have so many quilting projects I want to do but get a fraction of them done each year. This year I am promising my self to dive deeper into my studio.

    Wishing you a Happiest Creative New Year in 2020! A new decade!


  4. You’ve had a wonderful year with so many beautiful quilt finishes and quiltalongs. Although I haven’t participated yet, I have been mighty tempted.

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