Saturday, January 2, 2016

2015 in quilts

I'm a little late with this, but here are some of the quilts I made in 2015:

The year started out with a trip to Japan. And here is the gift quilt I brought:

You can see the Japanese influence in this "grace quilt" I made for a homeless woman, on the birth of her 3rd child:

I made this quilt for my Reading Buddy, who I meet every Wednesday at the library:

And this for his nana, who is raising him and his brother:

This quilt, with a border of appliques, was for my niece:

This Swoon Quilt for my stepson and daughter-in-law on their 1-year anniversary:

And this Pickle Dish quilt for my nephew and wife on their 1-month anniversary (ha ha, it was late to the wedding):

I made these two quilts for long-time friends (long-time friends are the best. Unfortunately, one lives across the state from me, the other across the continent.)

"Stone Soup" quilt

"Pressure Drop" quilt
This one was for a college freshman who showed my exchange student daughter (a high school senior) extraordinary kindness:
And this hospice quilt for my dear aunt, who passed away gracefully (but much too early) a few days after Christmas:

This is not exhaustive. I left out a couple of full-size quilts that highlight how shamelessly I do not have a particular style or palette but adapt to any new idea or recipient's preferences, as well as a couple of "charity" quilts.

What are your preferences? Which do you like best?

What do you hope to see on my blog in 2016?


  1. Pressure Drop and your aunts quilt are my favorites, but I always enjoy the ones that you get excited about while working on.:) I think that's the best part of any quilt blog, the shared enthusiasm and process posts!

  2. Some lovely finishes here... I particularly like your Stars and the Pressure Drop quilts! Did you paper piece the Pickle Dish quilt? it's been on my 'to do' list some time now!