Sunday, February 01, 2015

2014 - a year of quilts!

At the start of 2014 I would never have believed I would make quite so many quilts as I did - after all, before last year I had only ever finished one! I won't say too much about them here - instead I'll pop in links to where I've blogged about them before - but I thought it would be nice to see them all in one place. So, here goes:

Mum's Nana quilt

Bed sized, finished in April, quilted by Raylee at Sunflower Quilting, blogged

 

Finding Formation: Synchronized Swimming

Approx 60" square, made in July to test Nightingale Quilts' pattern 'Finding Formation', quilted by me, hung in the Canberra Quilters' Exhibition, blogged


Happy Herringbone

Approx 60"x64", made in August from Maureen Cracknell's free QAYG herringbone tutorial and several Kate Spain fabric ranges, quilted by me, hung in the Canberra Quilters' exhibition, blogged

Elephants' Picnic

Approx 60" square,made in September - in about a week! - for friends from fabric bought at Spotlight, quilted by me.

Lap quilt for JM


Approx 51"x60", finished in September using Aneela Hoey's free pattern Little Apples, and a layer cake of V & Co Simply Color, quilted by me


Bill's Christmas Quilt

Approx 48" square, made in December using Johanna Masko's Mod Blocks pattern and Emma Jean Jansen's Terra Australis fabrics, quilted by me, blogged


Heather's Christmas Quilt
Approx 48"x60", finished in December using the Swell pattern from Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro and Denyse Schmidt fabrics, quilted by me, blogged.

 

I still can't believe I got so many 'big' quilts done! And mostly as presents for others! It is so nice to be able to give people something special that I have made myself! The two that we have at home are in regular use - taking it in turns either on the floor us to play on or on the couch (so nice having some quilt weather in summer!) I also have my Salt Air Summer quilt so very nearly done - the binding is attached and just needs sewing down, plus at least two other tops ready for quilting.

As well as the big quilts I made several baby quilts - each about 75cm square, backed with minky and using mostly Ann Kelle fabrics (my absolute favourite kid fabrics!). The pieced letter blocks are from the free moda alphabet that came out at the start of the year.

Amelia's first quilt - finished the day before she was =) this has been used and used and used - on the floor, in the pram, on the couch, in bed. It gets softer with each wash and I have squares cut to make a bigger one, since we love it so much.


Lachie's little quilt

Little quilts for Luke and Sophie

Amelia's Christmas quilt, approx 36" square, pattern from Katy Jones' 25 quilt blocks book, blogged.
 
And, finally, there was my first mini quilt - I made this as a swap with my friend Missy Mack. It was so much fun picking fabrics I knew she would like and fussy cutting them! The pattern is a free one called Crossing Borders from the Nightingale Quilts blog

Here's to loads more quilts for everyone in 2015!  

1 comment:

  1. Hot damn, 2014 was your year! I am in absolute awe of your productivity- and the fact you have the most adorable tiny person in the world as well is a bonus :D

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