Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Quilts in Review

I made lots of quilts this year.  This is actually the first year that I feel like I've taken off and really started to challenge and stretch my quilting abilities.

2013 all started with the first quilt I ever machine-quilted.

I challenged myself with a quilt pieced and quilted entirely by hand.

I made a quilt using regular straight lines.

I assembled a scrappy quilt using charm squares for the first time.

I surprised even myself with this superhero quilt.

I joined my first quilt-a-long.

I overcame my fear of cutting through a difficult piecing project to create something greater.

I allowed the backing fabric to dictate the quilting and had fun hand-appliqueing on top of it.

I used my Dresden tool for the first time.

I fell in love with plus quilts and design walls.

I experimented with creating half-square triangles.

I fell in love with triangle quilts.

I learned how to paper-piece.

I learned how to use every last scrap of a fabric collection to create a fun wall-hanging.

I persevered through a difficult project and finished it.

I made my largest quilt to date, which just happened to be a Texas quilt of course.

I can't wait to see what 2014 brings!


  1. Looks like you had a fantasticly quilty year! Gorgeous finishes!

  2. Beautiful quilts! The giraffe and airplane quilts are adorable.

  3. Wow you were a busy lady! Lots of beautiful quilts this year.

  4. I'm sure it will bring more awesomeness from you!

  5. You've made some gorgeous things this year! Can't wait to see what you make next year :)

  6. I loved reading about the new things you did, and seeing your beautiful quilts.

  7. I love your superhero quilt I think I may have a man who would like that!

  8. Wow all your work is lovely!! I particularly love the giraffes, batman, stars petals and planes! Very inspiring!

  9. You had such a productive and beautiful year. I love how several of your quilts like the ones with the giraffe and airplanes are minimal in the sense of the design that is on them, but they still have so much character and the gorgeous quilting adds so much to them.

  10. What a great year for you! The super hero quilt is amazing! But I love your lone star! I hope to make my 2014 look like your 2013...I want to make many of those quilts. BeautifuL!

  11. You have made some really wonderful quilts in 2013. Best wishes in 2014!

  12. at least 5 of those quilts top my list of favorites for 2013. you are totally amazing and completely creative, janet! good for you for stretching so much - it worked. =)


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