Looking back at 2015

While I am sure that many of us who create AND blog will be doing a post such as this – I am equally sure that these types of posts are so important.  Not only does this compile a years’ worth of memories, just writing a recap of the year helps me to put all I have done into focus.

With this being said, I find that by breaking down 2015 I am able to plan better for the coming year.

So, let’s dive into all this with lots of pictures! (a full gallery is at our main site GALLERY)

Hunter’s Star – 2015
Yellow and Grey Brick Road
Yellow and Grey Brick Road 2015

Above are a few personal and customer quilts that stand out this year.  This is only a handful of the quilts completed in 2015.

I also had the unique opportunity of assisting a customer with the restoration of their family’s heirloom quilts.  I was so honored to be a part of this process.

Quilt Restoration Project Part 1

Quilt Restoration Project Part 2

Another rewarding project was to donate a raffle quilt to our local Veteran’s group.

2015 Veteran’s Quilt Raffle

Not all my quilting was for others this year.  While I had gone to lots of shops the year before collecting patterns for the Row By Row Experience, this was the first year that I actually completed a quilt and presented it to a local shop.  I had so much fun!

The prizes I won (all fabric of course) spawned two more quilts.

Rainbow Time – Double Hourglass Quilt (this quilt was a gift to my daughter this Christmas)

Hippie Rainbow Flowers Quilt (this quilt was so much fun to design and make)

These projects are but highlights of a whirlwind year!  While my priority is always client projects, I also found time to do some custom sewing and crafting for family as well:

Cardboard Box Snowmen

MAN-equin (Renaissance Faire Ware and armor stand made by my husband)

The images below did not make it into an actual blog post, but were so much fun to create!

Lastly, I do want to thank all my friends – locally and across the country – for all their input on different projects.  The Facebook group Gotta Love Quilting! is a fabulous bunch of wonderful folk that provide advice, encouragement and sometimes lots of laughs! Also, because this is a closed group, I am able to share images of projects with their creators without the posts showing up on their feed.  When quilts are meant as gifts, this can be a perfect way to share without over-sharing.

I just can’t wait to see what 2016 holds!! – How was your 2015?