Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Looking Back at 2015

Well another year is coming to a close and this is when I like to look back and remind myself that I did make time for my own personal projects.  Since starting my longarm business I knew it would be important for me to make time for my own quilting and I am happy to see I'm still maintaining that balance.    I quilted 92 client quilts this year which is a number I am very happy with as I schedule 10 a month for the 9 months that I work.  

So here are the projects I was able to finish in 2015. 

January - Simple batik place mats for my table.

April - Lug Nuts table runner that is now displayed at Kick Ass Quilt Shop.

June - Lori and I released a new Highway 10 Designs pattern called Detour.  It is a table runner and four place mats.

June - I made a fun quilt using Stonehenge Oh Canada fabric using our Highway 10 Designs Quarter Sections pattern.

July - Used a Bali Pop called River Rock to make a Popsicle Sticks quilt.

August - Star quilt using bright batiks.  I really wanted to make this quilt but had no plans for it. Then in September my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer so I knew right away it was meant for her and sent it to her for a surprise.

November - Lori and I published another Highway 10 Designs pattern this year and this one is called City Slicker.

December -  Needed a quick project to work on at our guild retreat (remember I don't have any UFO's) so made a baby Quarter Sections quilt.

December - This is my favorite quilt of the year, my Butterflies quilt by Laundry Basket Designs.
I found the perfect spot to hang it, right over my bed.

December - Then the last quilt of the year was my Fair Isle Quilt by Freshly Pieced.  Since finishing it on Christmas day it now has a permanent spot on my couch for the winter.

So 10 finished projects is not too bad for the year.   I have a few projects in the works but the one thing that I'm looking forward to the most in the new year is teaching longarm quilting!  A new year and a new adventure!!

Happy New Year and thanks for visiting my blog!  I wish you all the best in 2016!


  1. Thanks Kathy for your year in quilt-perspective. What a wonderful collection of quilts you have created this year. Your colour choices are always stunning and your quilting is amazing. Thank you for sharing your quilts with us. Many 2016 bring you and your family hope, joy, peace, and love.

  2. Caught up with your blog today as a way to start the day here in France, don't know which I love most the scenery or the quilts! A very Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2016.

  3. Every one is stunning, but my pick is the quilt on your bed. Happy New Year with lots of fun in 2016.

  4. С Новым годом! Счастья, здоровья и любви!

  5. С наступившим Новым Годом!!!

  6. You had a beautiful year!! The last quilt is my favourite and I'd like to get more info on the pattern please. We got home last night from Minneapolis and had a beautiful Northern Lights show from Minot, ND for about an hour, and of course, I thought of you!! I;m glad that you got to see them as well. Happy New Year!!

  7. wow you had a cracking year!

  8. All of your quilts are so beautiful, and the last finish is really awesome! Love it! I look forward to follow your work and have out lovely chats during the new year. 2016 will be a year with lots of fun, I just know it :-)