Sunday, January 25, 2015

A productive 2014

In no particular order, here's my 2014 round up -  this little quilt was commissioned for a baby due in December whose parents farmed & loved tractors......hence the choice of fabrics used.

Hand applique & hand quilted using perle cotton 8
Earlier in the year I was given this huge pile of fabric which had been used as wedding bunting & asked to make a memory quilt for the young couple

The fabrics were a varied mix of cottons & polycottons 

So this was what I created in order to try & use as many of the fabrics as possible

Thought it was best to keep the design simple & also constructed this one using the quilt as you go method with narrow sashing.

the back
Then in December, their first baby was born & this was made for the happy couple still using fabric from their wedding bunting.

I also finally finished the recycled shirt fabric sampler quilt for my son, so far this is one of my favourite quilts, it was just so much fun to make and put together like a puzzle. I blogged about the construction here.

Back showing the hand quilting

Other projects completed last year included these 3 tops:

EPP hexagons using Saltwater range fabric by Tula Pink

Japanese boxes using Kaffe Fassett scraps - EPP

(the triangle border on the right has now been removed)

Depression block - Scrappy half square triangles
 machine pieced
2 more quilts which I've blogged about in previous posts were also completed:  Easy street, a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt was hand quilted & bound. Then in October I  finished the modern Oakshott cotton quilt which I wrote about in my previous post here

All in all, a pretty busy year :)  More to come for 2015, I have so many projects on the go it may be time to seriously take stock & complete these before starting anything else.

What do you do to control the urge to keep trying new patterns, techniques etc? 


Oops-Lah said...

Congratulations on a very busy and successful year. I love the wedding bunting and the wedding quilt as well as the baby quilt all from the same fabric stash. What a neat idea. Your son's quilt turned out amazing and would be totally my cup of tea as I get easily bored if I have to make the same block over and over again. Can't wait to see what 2015 brings.

Julierose said...

wow--lots of lovely finishes for 2014!
As far as trying new patterns that I see everywhere in blogland (!!) I try very hard not to give in and start something else. I have made a list of things I need to finish--but, sometimes you just have to try something new!!
I guess I don't have any good tips on that daughter says"Mom, just walk away!!" Hugs, Julierose

Mamifleur said...

Que de beaux quilts réalisés dans votre année 2014 ! Amitié Evelyne

Shirley said...

You had a busy and productive year. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year. X

marina said...

what beautiful quilts!
I love how you made such beautiful quilts from the bunting. How amazing.
love the recycled shirt sampler. so much work and it's stunning.