Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A look back......2013

2013 was another year with lots of favorites.  I shipped quilts to NC again that spring to share a gallery show with 2 other artists.  I finished this Kaffe Fassett fabric Strips 'n Curves wallhanging and it sold during the show.







Another piece finished for that show is this second bright colorwash.  This was the first colorwash that I quilted in the ditch in both directions with a fine thread.  I liked it so well that I quilt most of them that way now.


This warm/cool contrast zig zag is another of my most pinned quilts on Pinterest.  I have never tired of making the zig zag layout as many have followed this one.
2013 was the year my 99 year old dad passed away.  I made several 16 patch quilts that summer to keep my sanity with all of the things going on.  This was my favorite and I called it "Peony Garden".  I don't intend to gift this one to anybody.  Here is Zinnia Garden and here is the African fabric 16 patch which I gifted to a nephew.  The Autumn Coneflower 16 patch was sold as a quilt top.  Here is a tutorial for making 16 patch quilts with every seam going in opposite directions at intersections as you sew the blocks together into a top.

8 comments:

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

Your look backs are fun!!! Funny how many I have had a view of while you were making them..... then like now... I think... that would be fun to make, but no time at the moment!!! Planning to breath in October.

patty a. said...

Pretty quilts! I made 14 in 2013, I still have have two of the baby quilts and the twin sized quilt that is yellow and gray quilt I keep on the bed in the guest room.

Sally Langston Warren said...

I am so enjoying these 'lookbacks'! Along with the multitudes, I pinned your chevron quilt long ago! Thank you for the tutorial for th 16-patch quilt. I am ready to start one (will probably be years in the making!) and was approaching it as four 4-patches sewn together. I like your method a lot better!! Maybe it won't take years! Thank you for sharing with us, Wanda. I always learn so much through your blog!

Hedy Hahn said...

All I can say is "Wow". When I saw that color wash, I just wanted to grab it off the screen !

Lisa C said...

I've only made one 16 patch but you've sparked my interest again. Maybe over this upcoming long weekend...

JJM said...

I am so glad you are showing your past works of art, and today's selections are especially grand, I love them too.

Posting your past works makes it simple for the "newbies" to see your works, they don't have to click on the side bar wondering what to click on. (*._.*)

JJM

Mandy said...

I am loving the read through the recaps. Actually I love your blog and check in regularly. Your colour choices are fab and the Kafe Fasset fabric quilts are lovey...they just zing...thank you

rick Mullaney said...

I have loved your look back since I have only read your blog for 3 or 4 years. It's so nice to see the various paths your piecing and quilting have taken over time. Thanks for sharing earlier years....