2014 Projects

Here is the first quilt I made in 2014. It is a baby quilt for a friend's grandson. I didn't have any idea of colors or likes and dislikes but just felt like I needed to make this quilt. The pattern is a Quilt in a Day pattern called Piece of Cake. I love the bright colors and even have enough squares left to make another one!

I made this table runner from a piece of fabric that I fell in love with at my LQS. I don't really have these colors in my house but . . . does that really matter? I backed it with solid green so that it would have 2 uses.

This baby quilt was made for my husband's 2nd cousin. Her nursery was to be yellow and gray with elephants. I saw the perfect FQ bundle at the quilt shop and decided on a whim to make her a quilt. I looked for and found the perfect elephant fabric to go with the yellows and grays. I did not really like the combination when I started but I this is probably my favorite baby quilt. And she loved it! It was probably the easiest quilt I've ever made - start to finish it took about a week.

This next quilt was made with a really good friend. Her daughter is married to my son and we decided to make a quilt together. They wanted gray and yellow and chose this pattern. It was pretty easy to make; she made one half (top to bottom) and I made the other. She joined the sides and put on the binding and I put on the border, made the shams and the 2 pillows on the right. We had it custom quilted by Ida A and she did a great job! The kids were very pleased with it.

Here is a fabric bowl that I made in a class. It was done using clothesline and 2 1/2 inch strips. It was fun and I hope to make some more.

Next is this weighted blanket that I made for my niece's son. I made a matching lap blanket out of the extra fabric. He picked the fabrics that I used.

This is a block that I made for the NASA Astronomical Challenge. The blocks that were sent in were put into quilts and displayed at International Quilt Festival in Houston in October.

I made this T-shirt quilt for my niece as a high school graduation gift. I really enjoyed making this. Her only requests were that the front had some maroon (for Texas A&M) and the back to have a southwest looking print. I was able to fulfill both of her requests. It is quilted with diagonal lines.

This bargello table runner was made in a class given at my LQS. I love the look of bargello but was afraid of committing to a bed size quilt (the other class offered on bargello) so this was a perfect project. The second picture shows the backing of the runner - it was the material that I found first. I just loved the colors in it but knew it wasn't right for the front. One of the ladies at the shop helped me to pick a lot of the fabrics for the front. I finished it in time to put it on my table for fall.   

Here's another baby quilt made for the new baby of another young lady I have known most of her life. She was using elephants as her theme, with pink, gray, navy blue, and gold. I had the elephants left from a previous quilt so I searched for fabrics in the right colors. This wasn't the original pattern but it just didn't look right to me. Since I had the elephant fabric and all these 2 1/2 inch squares cut, I began to play around with the squares. This is the result. The back shows the quilting I did. See the elephant that is in the middle?

These last 2 pictures are of little projects that I made at the end of the year. The first is a pot holder I made for a friend as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving. 
The second picture shows some ornaments that I made with an ornament kit from Hummingbird Highway. I gave them to my hand bell group.

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