2013 Quilts

It was my first year to really dive back into quilting, and my first year to finish any quilts by machine. 2013 was filled with many gift quilts for special people.

Adam's quilt


Ok, so technically, I finished this quilt in 2012, but one page devoted to 2012 with just one quilt on it would be a little sad, so we’ll say this one kicked off 2013. It’s a quilt that I made for a close friend to welcome her new baby Adam. She reported that it’s been well used and washed several times and is still surviving. Whew! That’s a relief since it was my first machine made quilt.

Anderson on quilt


2013 was a year of quite a few babies. The next quilt that I made was for Anderson; the little guy just celebrated his first birthday, and it’s been fun to watch him grow this year.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAEarly in 2013, my grandma was diagnosed with cancer, and one day my mom and I were talking about how much a quilt that looks like a bookshelf would be perfect for my grandma. I dove in because I wanted her to have something to take to chemo with her. She took the quilt once or twice to be admired, but this one isn’t getting used too often because she says it’s too pretty to mess up. Grandma, use your quilt! 🙂



After grandma’s quilt, I decided that I wanted to start a small Etsy shop, so I got to work on my a quilt not intended for gifting. Hence, my Garden Girl quilt came into being.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAs summer drew to a close, I discovered that I love quilt alongs. My quilt, Geometry Squared, became my first quilt along finish. It also became my most ambitious attempt at machine quilting to date.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMy star surround quilt finish was another quilt along finish that came close on the heels of the previous quilt. Being involved in two quilt alongs at once definitely kept me hopping. I love, love, love the echo quilting on this quilt. And, thanks to a little mistake I made with my rotary cutter, this quilt is also the one that invoked the most creative drama of the year.

vintage strippy quilt


Next I made a simple strip quilt to donate to a fundraiser for Lily, a little girl who suffered a severe brain injury.

Dad's quilt rough draftAnd, finally, here’s a super bad picture of the quilt that I gave my dad for Christmas. It’s so new that it doesn’t even have its own blog post yet. First it needs a proper picture.






5 thoughts on “2013 Quilts

  1. I am a friend of Mark G’s from the Giant Center and I am addicted to quilting and have been for several years…..Your quilts are great…..Gloria R.

  2. What a lot of beautiful quilts you’ve made! 😀 The one you made for your grandma is especially sweet, and you’re right, she should totally use it. 🙂 I hope she’s doing well in chemo.

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