I am a prolific quilter, the passion and drive within me hasn't waned and my skills are constantly improving so I can make better quilts. I decided to reflect on what were some of my favorite quilts. These may not be the 'best' quilts, they aren't necessarily special technique-wise but they are unique and I love to see people use them:
Machine pieced hexagons, one of my 2013 quilts
There are 196 hexagons. It is 43" x 72" and made entirely from scrap fabrics purchased on Craigslist! I machine quilted this on my $200 Brother sewing machine in a fairly dense stippling:
This quilt contains blocks that use; redwork embroidery, paper piecing, applique, printable fabric and a T-shirt panel. This quilt truly allowed me to try new techniques and challenged me.
It began as a paper pieced dachshund block, my first ever attempt at paper piecing, I loved it so much that I made other blocks and designed the quilt just to use this block:
Half Hexagons - this was a quilt along hosted by Pieces by Polly
Broken Herringbone QAYG to explore color
These nine blocks were made using a quilt as you go technique that allowed me to back each block in a different color to match their sashing 'bones' on the front of the quilt:
2013's Scraps MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE
The front of this quilt consists of 15 twelve inch blocks that are made using an improvised piecing method and a navy sashing and border fabric to frame them.
The backing for this quilt is made up of 24 twelve inch improvised pieced blocks:
I can't even begin to estimate the number of pieces of fabric in this quilt!
I then moved more into the arena of paper piecing pattern design:
In 2015 I offered a FREE BOM on my blog for the first time and it was great fun so I've continued
In 2016 I offered the Adventurous Stars FREE BOM:
CRQC BOM I hosted from August 2015 to August 2016 as the Castle Rock Quilt Club BOM co-ordinator:
Barn Wall Quilt
A Missouri Star quilt I made with my colleagues Liz, Nancy and Jenni for a colleagues wedding
Lady of the Lake a Fat Quarter Shop QAL
My Shining Christmas Tree Wall Quilt
This cute mini charm star quilt was inspired by a quilt I saw on display when I went to Hamilton Missouri with quilty friends to visit Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Sail boat wall quilt
Paper Pieced Teal, Berry and Grey - this is one of my designs
Check out my free pattern download site: http://adventurousquilter.yolasite.com/
Dog jackets made using my method shown in this photographic tutorial: http://adventurousquilter.blogspot.com/2014/01/dog-jacket-tutorial.html