To continue a review of projects from 2014, the point of this exercise is to get together a gallery page for each year I’ve done this blog.
I made “Drunk in the Garden” both to use this beautiful floral fabric that reminded me of Texas and to practice cutting and piecing gentle curves.
Drunk in the Garden, the original quilt
Despite the beautiful fabric, the overall design never looked right to me, primarily because the gold fabrics varied too much in value. I eventually cut this quilt up and made some place mats, which were much more successful. You can see them here, if you like.
I designed a quilt for the Michael Miller challenge and, though it sank without a trace in the challenge, I liked it. The design was improvised based on the little scan codes made up of triangles at my local garden center:
Packet of Posy Seeds
Also in 2014, I designed a quilt and pillow for Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine. Here is the picture from the magazine:
Zippy Star Quilt and Pillow as shown in Modern Quilts Unlimited, Summer 2014
And here is the “practice” quilt I made first to work out the details:
Zippy Star I, which sold at the Asheville Quilt Show in September
As if one Michael Miller challenge weren’t enough, I made this quilt for another later in the year:
And finally, I finished this quilt, which I had been working on for years. Literally.
Spring Sun, a design by me, using blocks paper pieced from a totally different Judy Niemeyer pattern
And that was it for 2014! One thing that is obvious from reviewing some of these pictures is that I have improved my photography since 2014. For which I’m thankful.
Coming up next: a report from the 2016 Vermont Quilt Festival!