Finished quilts of 2014

This past year was pretty productive when it came to quilting. I finished seven quilts, four of which were UFOs when the year began. I didn’t finish all the UFOs I set out to complete this year, but I plan to spend the night hand quilting to at least finish the final border of my wedding quilt. Hopefully I’ll start out 2014 with only the binding left. We’ve only been married four years, that’s not too terrible right?

Now onto the eye candy. Here are my finished quilts of 2013.

snowball quilt pattern, nine patch, quilt pattern, PDF
Winter Blues –
Pattern available

Here is my first finished quilt of 2013. I may have made this one just to practice the quilting on a larger version I finished this year. More on that one later. But this lap-sized version makes a great couch throw, or wall hanging. I may have been a Scrooge this year and didn’t get around to decorating for the holidays. But you can bet your stash I hung this quilt up on the wall in the living room. Click here to read more about this quilt and to download the pattern.

Jungle quilt, applique, baby quilt, giraffe, elephant, lion,
Jungle Babies

This adorable crib quilt was made for my sister’s first child. She picked a jungle theme for her son’s nursery and found some graphic elements she likes for wall art. I took an image of the graphics and used Photoshop and InDesign to turn them into a quilt pattern of giant appliqued jungle animals. I absolutely loved the quilting on this project. Click here to read more about it and see more photos of the quilt.

Baby quilt, quilt panel, giraffe -
Giraffe Panel

This panel quilt was a family affair. My mom, cousin and I got together for a day of sewing. Really they sewed, and I taught. In addition to their own projects, we also put together the top for this quilt for my nephew. Then I quilted it and we all signed the label before the baby shower. It was a great family project, and a great way to get new sewers involved in quilting. Click here to read more.

Chevron quilt, half square triangles,

This is another community quilt. My sit-n-sew made it for one of our members who was expecting her first child. She put a twin bed in the room so she’d have something to lay down on during those sleepless nights and really wanted a navy and white chevron quilt. So each of us made half square navy and white triangles. Then I pieced it together and quilted it. Click here for more on this quilt.

strip pieced crib quilt,
Anchors Away

2014 was the year of babies. Really I feel like it has been the decade for babies, but that is probably because I’m still in my 20s and now is the time to have them. I no longer feel the need to make crib quilts for every baby shower I’m invited to, but I did have one special co-worker I wanted to make one for when she was expecting her first daughter this summer. The result was a crib quilt that took six hours from start to finish. Click here to read more.

paper pieced signature quilt,

This is perhaps one of the more beautiful quilts I finished this year. It is my sister’s wedding quilt. Yes, I finished my sister’s wedding quilt before my own even though I got married two years before her. The quilters projects are always last. Guests at the wedding signed the blocks, giving advice and well wishes. Not only does it commemorate their special day, but it also gets more special as the years go on, as relatives pass away. Click here to read more about this quilt.

Blue and white snowball, nine patch quilt

I finally finished a quilt large enough to go on my bed this year! Of course I finished it in the middle of summer, but that didn’t stop me from sleeping under it while the temperatures sweltered outside. It looks a little more appropriate on the bed now that it’s 12 degrees outside on a good day. Click here for more on this quilt.

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