As 2012 draws to a close, here's a quick look back on the quilts I made this year.
I started the year making this starry baby quilt in the summer heat at Port Hughes:
Next up was this silver and aqua on white wholecloth wallhanging for Australian Patchwork & Quilting:
Then I got stuck into a few flannel baby quilts; first this colourful one for Simon's cousin:
And this one in shades of blue for a close friend:
Followed by these brighter owls for my cousin:
After that I finally finished this large nautical lap quilt for Simon, spurred on by a deadline for AP&Q:
Then another large quilt; this bed quilt for my second niece:
I followed that with something rather smaller; this wholecloth quilt for round 12 of the Flickr Doll Quilt Swap :
The next quilt was a commissioned piece for a baby, based on my tree quilts:
Then came a commissioned variation on my foundation-pieced Bear in the Woods which now hangs in a house in Yosemite:
After these commissions, I put many hours into heavily custom quilting my next quilt for AP&Q:
Next up was a quick baby quilt in greens for a work colleague:
Then the recently revealed Brilliance, made again for AP&Q:
The next quilt was a quick commission with a difference; this quilt is weighted with pellets to soothe a child with sensory difficulties:
Then a quilt designed to go with my cousin's baby nursery:
And a large, commissioned beach scene quilt:
Yet another commission came next; a variation of my tree quilts, but with giraffes:
The next quilt was again for AP&Q; just a peek for now as it won't be out for another month or so:
I joined an invitation-only swap and made this small wholecloth for FLiQS2:
With my new machine, I was then able to finally finish the appliqued butterfly quilt for Gran:
Next came a triangle-based quilt using Tula Pink's The Birds and the Bees fabric, destined for AP&Q and then a special birthday girl:
After that I made another quilt for AP&Q; again just a peek for now:
Next came a slightly dissatisfying and still unnamed triangle quilt, which I still need to photograph properly:
And finally, I made this large wave for Eleanor's first school teacher:
I've rounded out the year by quilting on several customer quilts.
24 Quilts, including 7 for publication and 5 commissions, plus 7 customer quilts
It's been another big year for me; more commissioned, customer and magazine work, trying some new things, finally finishing a special project, and of course getting my much-awaited sewing computer - the 820. I'm looking forward to a busy and productive 2013, and hope you'll join me!
Happy New Year - on the dot!