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?