COMPLETED SEWING PROJECTS / QUILTS : through 2014
When I was considering doing a post about projects completed in 2013, I decided to include all quilts from the far past + 2013 completed projects and create a page for easy reference. I am adding 2014 projects as they are completed.
In my late twenties / early thirties I wanted to learn to sew. I didn’t know how to create a seam…a complete novice, I ended up trying my hand at quilting, and here are some pieces from that time. Three are hand-quilted and two are tied. There were smaller projects here and there but I do not have them, nor pictures of them now. The large star quilt is a phone picture that I took of an old picture in a photo album. It was made for my oldest when he went to college. He still has it…it has not fallen apart yet :)
At some point I started a Dresden Plate quilt with reproduction fabrics from the 30’s, because I had a beautiful old Dresden that my grandmother had given to me. I wanted to create one of my own. The Dresdens were machine pieced and hand appliqued onto blocks and then put into a large floor frame. I quilted that for awhile and at that time my husband and I split up and it was packed away.
Late November, 2012, ( about 14 years later ) I decided to get back to sewing and pulled out the Dresden, along with some sampler quilt blocks that I had started.
I hung the sampler blocks in my room above my bed for a week or so …
I took them down once I’d made two more rows of blocks, and right around Christmas-time 2012 I had everything put together and was tying the quilt.
2013 Finished Projects
It was finished early January 2013.
Next after much thought and inner debate, I cut up the Dresden. I made one hand quilted pillow, one hand-quilted table runner, and one puffy and comfortable tied quilt from it.
Other completed projects ( learning as I go ) for 2013 were as follows :
My first envelope enclosure pillow:
A little quilted runner:
A few skirts for my grand daughter and then these little outfits for twin girls….
Two *Bee* pillows that accompany a favorite *Bee * book of my grandson’s… this was probably the first embroidery that I’d done in over twenty years.
A runner for the sideboard in the dining room:
A pillow with embroidery and quilting for a close friend:
Pillows for the living room ( quilting, applique, etc )
A simple nine-patch quilt for one of my sons with much hand quilting:
I have enjoyed getting back to sewing this past year, and learning new skills ( in other words making new mistakes :)
I will add to this page as I complete more projects in 2014.
February 8 2014; finished up this Snowball quilt top, based on a Kim Diehl design and began the process of basting it for hand quilting, which was started on Sunday February 9.
February 25 : completed a rag rug started in the Fall.
Pieced and Quilted Pillow Cover ( envelope enclosure )
End March :
Sewing Machine Cover re-purposed from thrift store tablecloth. Added applique.
Hand Pieced / quilted pillow top: envelope enclosure back: ( middle pillow )
April 14: Finished the last binding stitches on the Snowball quilt which includes machine piecing, hand-applique & embroidery, hand-quilting inside each snowball, and hand-tying on the borders.
May 4: Finished this patchwork quilt top, approx 75 x 95 for a little girls bed. It is pin basted thus far, and ready for tying and binding.
June 6: Finished with tying / binding
It can either be a full spread for a twin, full comforter for a full size…here it is on my bed prior to taking it to my son’s house: My bed is queen sized.
Basket Top ready to start hand quilting :
July 31st : Finished hand-sewing the binding onto this table runner. The three blocks are from the Benjamin Biggs Quilt Project. Hand Applique and Hand Quilted, with some embroidery as well.
September 24, 2014
Crosses & Losses Blocks in Amish Colors Quilt Top Finished
October 31st : Finished hand-quilting the basket quilt. November 11: Finished hand-sewing the binding on.
Couch or Lap-Quilt Size. Top row : Hand pieced and appliqued. Middle and bottom: machine pieced. Binding : hand. Quilting: hand.
November 12th : Completed tying the Eagle sampler. It requires binding which I must complete prior to Christmas as it will be a gift.
DECEMBER 2014 :
Lap Quilt / Comforter Christmas Gift for my mom:
A large panel, with a border, hand-tied with yarn, and my grandson’s handprint quilted in to a corner. Binding machine-stitched to the front, hand-stitched to the back.
A little snack mat for the kids and Santa. Inspired by Better Homes & Gardens Make it Yourself issue featuring some of Amy’s projects from Nana Company. I added bells and yarn to hang it somewhere prior to Santa’s arrival.
Learning about some of the sewing machine’s decorative stitching, a little candle mat was made for my DIL
Pillowcases for the 5 grandchildren:
Eagle Sampler Quilt : finished hand-sewing the binding on December 16th:
December 29: A quilted table runner for my mom ( her birthday is only a few days after Christmas : ) The hot chocolate pieced and quilted top reverses to blue toile.
Envelope enclosure pillow cover, lightly quilted on the front. Floral front, toile back.
December 30th :
Finished up a second table runner…also reverses:
I will start a new page for 2015 sewing projects :)