Here are the quilts I completed in 2015. There were a number of quilt tops that I finished, and techniques that I explored, but in the end I decided that I would only include completely finished projects.
In February of 2015 I exhibited a number of my quilts at Oak Hills Church gallery–quilts from the two series “The Signature of Jesus,” and “The Psalsm.” I made several of these small crosses at the beginning of the year.
And this was also a last minute finish for the exhibition:
I made this small piece for special friends who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
I really like this next quilt–made using my “zig zag technique.” I’m using it on the foot of my bed right now.
Another in The Psalms series, finished after the above mentioned exhibition. This is one of the few quilts where I have done the kantha style stitching across the complete background of the quilt. It is very time consuming, but effective, I think.
The nine patch quilt. I worked a long time on this one, and finally finished it last year. But I don’t actually like it that much–its a little too jarring for me.
I started a series called “What They Said,” and only got as far as finishing these next two pieces. There are another 15 just waiting to be finished! Hoping to get to that soon.
A little experimental stitching:
And I finished the Kandinski inspired quilt that I had started the previous fall with Rosalie Dace.
I was inspired to try a new method of using the kantha stitching.
And I finished a little lap quilt that is one of my all time favorites!
I couldn’t help myself. I made several of these rag rugs.
I found and finished this little project.
“Be Filled with Joy.” Another experiment with stitching on a quilt.
Finished a quilt top for my gardener’s new granddaughter.
And the Fire Quilt. Inspired by a worship service at our church held while the Butte Fire was still burning in our community.
“A Closer Look.” Just fun fun fun. Using my little box of two inch squares, my zig zag technique, my baggie of Cherrywood fabrics, and a lot of perle cotton embroidery thread!
“His Kingdom Will Never End.” The last quilt I finished, and probably the one I think is my best composition.
I finished the year as I do many times. Quietly hand quilting on an older quilt top. Dreaming of all the new projects and techniques that I want to try in the coming year. Wishing all the best for you and your families in 2016!