Friday, 28 December 2007

2007 in Quilts

Taking Helen's lead, I thought I would finish the year with a summary of the quilts I have completed this year.

The first was one of my favourites, Seaside, a cot quilt for my first niece, Zoe:
Then a cot quilt for Charlie, son of one of my EB friends, using Paula Nadelstern's Puzzle quilt ideas:
The next quilt was rather sad; a memory quilt called Angel Stars for one of the mothers in my EB Parents' group, who lost both her twins:
Next were a couple more cot quilts. For my cousin's baby Angus:
And one for a colleague's baby Joshua, born only 4 hours before Eleanor, and across the hallway from us in hospital:
Next was James' big-bed quilt, Snow in the Jungle:
A quilt for Eleanor's room, to be revealed after its June 2008 publication in Australian Patchwork & Quilting Magazine :
Another cot quilt for a friend's 2nd boy, Zach, Oriental Dragonflies:
At last a quilt for Eleanor to play on and named by James; E'nor Wrug:
A Disappearing Nine Patch made as a swap with the Essential Baby Quilters; Where Did the Irises Disappear To?:
Yet another cot quilt for an EB friend having her 2nd baby, Hannah; Sunrise to Sunset:
And finally the rush of 4 play quilts for Kellie's children just in time for Christmas.
I also set myself a challenge with the Essential Baby Quilters to finish remaking the king-sized hand-pieced quilt I made in 1998-99, by the end of this year. I only have to finish the quilting and binding, and will be taking it with me to Simon's parents' holiday house at Port Hughes tomorrow. I think I will get it done.

I have a handful of quilts already in mind for 2008; most urgently 2 commissioned quilts for a couple of little girls' first big beds. Stay tuned!
I hope 2007 was a wonderful year for you all, and that 2008 is happy, healthy, and (you know who you are, girls!) full of babies and sewing!

5 comments:

Cascade Lily said...

Emma - WOW! I am so impressed with the diversity of patterns and colours! You are a very versatile and accomplished quilter! And generous.

Gorgeous photos of your two bubs :)

Glad you enjoyed your Christmas. Enjoy Port Hughes!

Helen said...

Wow Emma! A fantastic collection of a years work. My favourite was Angel Stars, that one is lovely. They all are! Happy quilting for 2008!

Niki said...

Thanks for the virtual quilt show. Beautiful work!!!

TheClampetts said...

Oh my favourite is still Eleanors pink and green quilt. Just beautiful (as usual)

Becky said...

I have heard so much about your Seaside quilt that I had to come and have a look for myself.

It is AMAZING!! Actually, all your quilts are amazing :)