Thursday, December 26, 2013

Looking Back at 2013

For my last blog post of 2013 I like to look back at my personal quilting projects for the year.    As someone who spends a lot of time finished other people quilts I think it is important to find time for my own projects as well.   Keeping that balance and taking a few breaks though out the year really helps me keep focused and keep the joy in quilting.  I was able to finished two UFO’s this month and have somehow acquired a few more fabric bundles to replace the ones I used up, so much for trying to decrease the pile of pre-cuts!

Here are my quilts for 2013.

modApril – Mod Pop quilt made from batik fabrics.  This one is mine!

reunion7April – Isosceles Triangle #1 baby quilt using Reunion fabric collection.

reunion9April – Isosceles Triangles #2 baby quilt.

hugs4April – Hugs and Kisses quilt I made for my nieces 14th birthday.

alternate1June – Alternate Routes quilt -  The first pattern Lori and I designed and published under our new Highway 10 Designs name.  We used the pattern as Mystery project for our guilds.

calgary3June – Serenade Quilt that I donated to the flood victims in Alberta.

curve2July – Curve It Up QAL that I donated to the disaster at Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

totes July – Batik Tote Bags

star7August – Grandma’s Star – Mixed modern quilting with a traditional block.

med8 (2)September – Medallion QAL using the Quick Curved Ruler

pedal5October – Pedal to the Metal – Second Highway 10 Designs pattern.

rail1November – Not Your Mother’s Rail Fence – Third Highway 10 Designs pattern and I gave this quilt to my Grandmother.

yellow2December – Yellow Brick Road in Northern Solitudes fabric.

mirrorDecember – Mirror Mirror in batik fabrics.

I hope you had a productive year in your sewing rooms and that you were able to make a few projects for yourself in 2013!

Happy New Year and all the best in 2014!


  1. Wow Kathy! Your year in review shows you've created lots of gorgeous quilts and gift items. You inspire me to do more for next year! :)

  2. Such amazing work! A year to be proud of :)

  3. What a lovely year! Very nice work!
    Happy New Year to you as well.

  4. Kathy: It is awesome to see your "quilts in review" for 2013! Well done! Hope you are keeping
    warm. It has been chilly this month. Did you see the Christmas Dr Who special?

  5. Kathy, all your quilts just great! You are - the great master and laborer. Congratulations with the winter holidays, be happy, healthy and let in the new year will be more quilts!

  6. Kathy, your quilts are all sooo beautiful and tempting - they make me want to sew each and everyone myself, too! You have accoplished so much even with so much quilting done to your customers :)

  7. I love all your quilts from 2013!

  8. WOW how do you find the time to do all these. Wonderful quilts.

  9. Wow, you make my own efforts look a little feeble...note to self 'must try harder'.....
    Many good wishes for 2014 to you and yours Kathy.......

  10. All of your quilts are stunning, and I love reading your blog to see what you have been working on. I find so much inspiration when I visit your blog and I love your quilting! You always choose the right pattern for each beautiful quilt, and I just love your style of quilting. 2013 has not been my year when it comes to quilting, but I have plans to make the new year a more productive one :-)
    Wish you a Happy New Year, and hope the new year will be a great and creative year for you too :-)

  11. I've been reading your blog for a couple of years, and your end-of-year summary is always one of my favorites. You're so creative and inspiring. Thank you for sharing the way you do!

  12. У вас був дуже продуктивний рік! Дуже дуже дуже гарні ковдри!!! Ваша робота для мене є прикладом та натхненням! ;о)
    Нехай наступний рік буде ще кращим! Зі Святами!!!

  13. Beautiful work, Kathy! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing - all through the year and I love your year in review! All the best to you in 2014!

  14. You had a wonderfully productive year for yourself. Nicely done.

  15. Congratulations on publishing your patterns this year. That is a wonderful accomplishment! At first I thought the Mod Pop was my favorite, but I'm not sure, they are all beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to share on your blog. It is one of my favorites, and I check it often. Best wishes in the new year.

  16. Wow, Kathy, did you really finish one every month? On top of everyone else's! The medallion from September is a nice pattern, and I really like the Grandmother's Star too. And of course, all the quilting is perfect. :) A satisfying year!

  17. I'm amazed at how much you accomplish! And not all simple quilts either. I bought those mod pop rulers after you showed your quilt and have yet to use them! Thanks for sharing all that you do for yourself and for others. You are truly an inspiration!

  18. Your quilting is just stunning. I think I would keep the mod pop too! Beautiful.

  19. You always have such nice work to share, and seeing it all together like this is a real treat, Kathy. :D I'm intrigued all over again, too, by the ice shot with Hugs n Kisses.