2015 in Quilts

2015 in Quilts

Since it’s the last day of the year, it’s always fun to look back at everything I’ve made over the last 12 months. First up, all the quilts I finished this year!

2015 finished quilts

In rows from top: 1. Schnitzel and Boo Round 3 swap quilt; 2. The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes; 3. Celestial Orbs; 4. A baby quilt for a friend; 5. Rainbow Mini Swap quilt; 6. MQG Riley Blake challenge; 7. Mountain Rainbows; 8. Harry Potter Mini Quilt Swap quilt; 9. Beach Bound Mini Swap quilt; 10. Pet Craft Swap quilt #1.

There are a couple more I actually did finish this year, but they’re still a secret. ๐Ÿ™‚

Then, of course, there were the quilts I didn’t finish this year. These are some of the completed tops from this year, most of which are awaiting quilting.

2015 Unfinished Tops

Clockwise from top left: Part of a top made using a Zen Chic jelly roll purchased at AQS Chattanooga this fall; my finished top from this year’s Stash Bee that sadly didn’t get finished in time for Christmas; part of a top involving 3″ finished blocks on which I’m stymied on the logistics of quilting it; a shop sample I made for my LQS (that thankfully was longarm quilted for me!)

I was part of Stash Bee again this year, and made a block every month for a different one of my bee-mates:

2015 Stash Bee blocks

Finally, this was the year I started seriously showing some of my quilts, and it paid off. At the beginning of the year, I had three ribbons (a 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention) from theย shows that my local traditional quilt guild puts on; this is how my ribbon display looks now, including a Best of Show, a couple of Machine Quilting ribbons, and a first place ribbon at PIQF this fall:

2015 ribbons

My biggest winner was The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes, although Main Sequence and Celestial Orbs also picked up a few ribbons each. I’m looking forward to entering more shows next year, although if this keeps up I’ll have to spill over onto the wall!

Here’s wishing everyone a happy and quilty 2016!

  1. What a beautiful quilty year you have had!! Congrats on your collection of ribbons! Such beautiful quilts and how wonderful to have them recognized! 2016 is sure to be a great year for you!

  2. Wow! Hopped n over here from Judy’s blog (Quilt Paradigm). Your work is fabulous! I recognize your some of your pieces from around blogland but this s the first time i have ever been to your blog. Wonderful wonderful designs!. I love original design quilts. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. HOw fun to see all of your quilts! I love some of them: your turtle one, The first one on your post, and Mountain Rainbows are my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs, H in Healdsburg