Tuesday, 1 January 2013

2012 at Sampaguita Quilts

I'm welcoming the New Year in the way I intend to continue; quilting.

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!


sherry said...

wow i have managed to complete 3 and also finished the fourth

LynCC said...

So many wonderful works!! I think Glenelg and Fluttering By are my favorites, but they all make me smile.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Absolutely beautiful quilts, and fantastic quilting. I do love that butterfly quilt - stunning!!

Frances Arnold said...

You have had a marvelous year with some beautiful work to show for it. Can't wait to see what is to come in 2013!!!

Linda H. said...

Your quilting and productivity are phenomenal! If I could do an eighth as much, I'd be happy. Well done! Have a wonderful 2013.

Joy Purcell said...

I just found your blog through Pinterest. You are so inspiring and your quilts are wonderful!!

Erin Ann Johnson said...

Love your quilts! Can you provide more info regarding the weighted quilt? Do you have pattern instructions? It is amazing.

Emma said...

Erin, the individual posts about it have some more information about how I did it, but I don't have a pattern.