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?