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!
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.
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.