mandy munroe

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A year of Quilts 2014

Oh, what a crazy year, I’ve designed more quilts this year than any other year so far! None of them were large but I’ve had such fun playing with different techniques and new prints.

It started with experiments with curves for the Double Wedding Ring challenge using templates by EZ Simplicity Studio, then drawing up foundation papers.

O Two

Timeless Treasures/Dear Stella challenged us to design a modern/traditional quilt.


This was for the Quilt Alliance auction: Inspired by, made with scraps from my stash in keeping with the original design source from their quilt library.


For this “Young Mans Fancy” I used a charm pack by Darlene Zimmerman and some shirting samples.


More curves for this modern Orange Peel, with bold colours from Timeless Treasures, that made the cover of Popular Patchwork magazine in March.


Integrated Squares with GOTS cotton from Monaluna followed, making the cover of the April issue .


Then the Raft Quilt using Soho Solids


A Garden Quilt with fabrics from various collections by Blend Fabrics including Amanda Murphy’s topiary print.


Fence Quilt featuring the Field Study print from Timeless Treasures


Made with Love Baby Quilt, more bold colour with white and some embroidery.


I was invited to write another guest blog for Timeless Treasures so I designed this Shutter Quilt with their brights and polka dots .


Winter Wonderland with Follie by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham


Then there was the Log Cabin interrupted for the Bloggers Quilt Festival


I taught at Festival of Quilts NEC in August, went on courses with Amy Butler and Janet Clare, and reviewed International Quilt Festival in Houston, the Alt_Quilt exhibition at the Folk Art Museum NYC and Quilters Take Manhattan. I’ve met so many lovely people along the way, thank you so much for your support.

2015 is looking to be just as exciting on the quilt front and I’m looking forward to QuiltCon in February, not long now!




19 comments on “A year of Quilts 2014

  1. I.J. Bull
    January 2, 2015

    Hi Mandy, I’m so proud you were my teacher all those years back. Still love everything you do and look forward to your 2015 creations. Love from Sydney, Australia, my home for the winter

    • mandymunroe
      January 3, 2015

      Thank you for your kind words Ilse, I hope you’ve found some local quilt shops to start your “winter” stash and that I’ll be your teacher again in the summer x

  2. mollieandclaire
    January 2, 2015

    Your work is lovely. Every time I read one of your blog posts I wish I could sew well!

    • mandymunroe
      January 3, 2015

      Thank you, join a quilt group! – although how you’d find the time, you’ve got your hands full with your gorgeous crochet!

  3. treadlemusic
    January 2, 2015

    Love your photo recap and the “Raft” quilt is definitely my fave (you had me with the blue/white!!!!). Hugs……..

    • mandymunroe
      January 3, 2015

      It seems a little indulgent to “gather up” my projects in a post but it helps to see them side by side and I appreciate your feedback on what speaks to you, thanks πŸ™‚

  4. claire93
    January 2, 2015

    wow you made some beautiful projects this year!

  5. pomegranateandchintz
    January 2, 2015

    What a fabulous year for you!

    • mandymunroe
      January 4, 2015

      Happy New Year Meredithe, I love to read your posts and see all the lovely things you and your groups are making πŸ™‚

  6. Isabel's Needleworks
    January 3, 2015

    Gorgeous quilts. My fav is the log cabin interupted. Congrats on a great year

  7. Tansy Martin
    January 3, 2015

    Great to see all the quilts together as a retrospective study. Pogles Wood Patchers are assembling next week to swap our quilt along fabrics – good sale on at the Sewing Shop at the moment too just to tempt us. Happy New Year.

    • mandymunroe
      January 4, 2015

      How exciting, glad you’re joining in, how many in your group? – A great excuse to check out the sales πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

  8. Jo Avery
    January 3, 2015

    So many beautiful quilts! I am going to QuiltCon too Mandy, it would be great to meet you there!

    • mandymunroe
      January 4, 2015

      Would love to meet up Jo, you’ve had a busy year too I see πŸ™‚

  9. nickirocky
    January 6, 2015

    The shutter quilt and the love baby quilt are so beautiful. The colours cheer up any dull day. I am in awe of what a productive year you have had. Happy New Year.

    • mandymunroe
      January 7, 2015

      Ah, it seems you are a modern woman! – can’t beat the brights with white πŸ™‚

  10. knittingwithheart
    January 22, 2015

    Wow… you’ve had quite a sew-sew quilting year! My favourite is the Log Cabin Interrupted and just had to share this on my blog’s fb page to see who else might agree πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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