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Favourite Quilts from 2012

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  • Total submissions: 44
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 5
  • Total states: 23

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A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear
By: Barbara Stanbro,
Oregon, USA

I found this pattern by Tricia Cribbs and fell in love with it. It was made strictly for fun. The outer border fabric was purchased with nothing special in mind, but it was perfect for this quilt. The remainder is made from scraps. I completed a block per month and enjoyed every minute of it.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 61"

A Leaf for A Season A Leaf for A Season
By: Nima@ Made to treasure,
Oman

It is a 22″ square, foundation pieced, machine quilted wall hanging.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt
By: PersimonDreams,
Wisconsin, USA

Using only fabrics from my scrap bin I created this ‘color wheel’ quilt with a free form quilting technique. The colors and fabrics blend together for my unique take on the popular color wheel quilt. Barb Raisbeck, of QuiltsbyBarb machine quilted different size lime green circles all over.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 71"

Beachie Bright for Melissa Beachie Bright for Melissa
By: Mary Manson,
North Carolina, USA

This quilt was a b’day gift for my daughter living at the beach in CA. She loved the bright colors! The quilt was a BOM from The Quilt Show. It was paper pieced, appliqued, & patchwork, using bright batiks. I machine quilted, using stitch in the ditch, outline quilting, stippling & feathers.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 85"

Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast
By: Lisa Johnson,
West Virginia, USA

This quilt was designed for our king size bed and our county fair. It won 1st place. Fabrics: Quilt Blocks, Ellen Luckett Baker, Moda; Kona Solid Coal, Another Iota, Robert Kaufman. Long Arm Quilter: Irene Hensley I love all the straight lines.

Quilt size: width: 102" height: 75"

BETH'S PURE HEARTS BETH’S PURE HEARTS
By: Linda Douglas,
Montana, USA

A SQUARE WALL HANGING OF SWEETWATER’S “PURE” FABRIC COLLECTION; 12″ SQUARE,MACHINE PIECED AND STITCHED WITH SOME HAND EMBROIDERY WORK.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Bouquets for Catharine Bouquets for Catharine
By: Jennifer Padden,
Texas, USA

I worked on the hand applique blocks at the bedside of my mother-in-law just before she died. She really liked the colors so I named the quilt in her honor. The pattern is Granny’s Hankie by Denise Russart. This was entered in our guild show in September 2012.

Quilt size: width: 89" height: 90"

Butterflies Butterflies
By: Turid Bakken,
Norway

This quilt I made with inspiration from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. I quilted it myself, machine quilted around every butterfly. I love colours, and I’m so happy with how this quilt came out.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Canadian Christmas, eh! Canadian Christmas, eh!
By: Gail in NB,
New Brunswick, Canada

Adapted from the book “A Porcupine in a Pine Tree” a wonderful book describing the 12 days of Christmas, Canadian style. It was a challenge to adapt the pictures into applique patterns. It is completely hand appliqued, hand sewn and hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Charming Kaffee Charming Kaffee
By: WaggonsWest,
Missouri, USA

This little quilt was made from a special charm pack I bought on my birthday. I was happy to gift it to a special baby on her birthday. It is hand quilted with pearl cotton. It is hard to choose, but I think it is my favorite quilt of 2012.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 34"

Cindy's Quilt Cindy’s Quilt
By: Carolyn Braun,
New Jersey, USA

This quilt represents my favorite quilt from 2012. It is not just the quilt that makes it my favorite (I really do love it), but it is also the fact that it was my sisters house warming gift because she finally moved back to NJ. The circles and quilting show all roads point to home.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 66"

Circus Tent Circus Tent
By: Jessica,
New Jersey, USA

I made this mini quilt as a secret gift for the Modernista Homemade swap on Flickr. My partner mentioned a love for rainbow colors and cathedral windows, so I was only too happy to try my hand at a new technique! I miss this quilt so much, but I know it went to a great home!

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 24"

Clan McAlpine Clan McAlpine
By: Judy MacLeod,
Ontario, Canada

A Scottish/Celtic themed piece for a very special friend. In runes on the top border is McAlpine. The bottom border is their clan war cry also in runes – Remember the death of Alpin. King Alpin was Scotland’s first king. McAlpine is the name that Alpin morphed into over the centuries. My own design.

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 100"

Coquette Tulip Coquette Tulip
By: Quilting Affection,
Maryland, USA

Coquette Tulip was designed and quilted by myself as a present. This quilt uses 12″ weatherpane blocks set on point, using Moda’s Coquette Collection. I designed the stencil pattern for the quilting using some of the fabric’s flowers and leaves, then machined quilted on my domestic sewing machine.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 106"

Cuzzies Cuzzies
By: Rona Keith,
New Zealand

This is definitely my favourite quilt from 2012. I painted this photograph of my daughter with her cousin and her husband. This was the first time I had tried this technique but I have since made a few of these small quilts and I’m still finding new and exciting ways to use them.

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 11.5"

DaZZling Dogs DaZZling Dogs
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
Alberta, Canada

This was made for a friend who does not have time to quilt! She had the pattern and the block fabrics. Put together using bright pink tie dye and black mottled fabric for the borders. The backing is a black and white check. The dogs all have glasses and funky shirts. It was a gift for her daughter.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 55"

Enlightened Souls Enlightened Souls
By: Liz,
Kansas, USA

Enlightened Souls is made from kimono blocks and lantern blocks collected from two different shop hops and combined with the crane fabric in my own design. My first real venture into FMQ with extensive outlining, pebbling, orange peel, and work with stencils.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 72"

Feathered Peacock Star Wallhanging Feathered Peacock Star Wallhanging
By: Darlene Gerber,
Ohio, USA

This is my 2nd Judy and Brad Niemeyer paper piecing pattern, it was released at the end of August 2012 and I decided that I wanted to be one of the first to complete this pattern. My biggest challenge was selecting the colors and patterns of the 12 different batiks which look like Peacock Feathers.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Fire Star Fire Star
By: Lin Guard,
Texas, USA

Random batik stripped quilting Navajo Star set in Navy Blank Splash background.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 85"

First Bloom First Bloom
By: Marcia,
Wisconsin, USA

I created a quilted wall hanging from a photo of the first bloom on my morning glories. I used raw edge applique for the flower and the leaves. Then I thread painted and quilted it. The first bloom in my garden happened on a day that I really needed to take a moment to smell the roses – the blooms.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 12"

Folk Art Melody Folk Art Melody
By: Karen on Keuka,
New York, USA

“Folk Art Melody” was my first All Wool Applique Quilt designed by Lori Smith. I made some minor revisions to the blocks and created a bird block of my own! I took the class from a friend, Debbie Wick. This quilt started my love of wool applique. I machine quilted it on my Janome. FUN!

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

From The Cupcake Crew From The Cupcake Crew
By: Lynn Provencher,
Florida, USA

Group quilt for Mark Lipinski’s birthday – June 2012 – blocks made by his FB ‘cupcake’ fans from all over. I designed the simple layout – border was inspired by the book “Maverick Quilts” by Alethea Ballard. Longarm quilting by Bob Provencher.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 66"

half log cabin block/Christopher's quilt half log cabin block/Christopher’s quilt
By: Joyce Scaggs,
Missouri, USA

my very first quilt top. I decided to make one for each one of my twelve grandchildren as they graduate from HS..Christopher the first , will graduate in June 2013. done in blues and yellow, pattern ,half log cabin block with the globe of the world circling it. his interest is in building designs.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 98"

Hearts Desire Hearts Desire
By: Bunny,
Ontario, Canada

This was a BOM designed by Esther Aliu It is my first whole hand appliqued quilt I have made. I had all the fabric in my stash but ran out of the aqua for the border and managed to find a couple of yards on the internet. I had it quilted by Debbie Winn a long arm quilter.

Quilt size: width: 82.5" height: 82.5"

Imperfect World Imperfect World
By: arlee barr,
Alberta, Canada

I wanted to work a piece that was all by hand and naturally dyed, letting the fabrics tell me what the story would be. “Imperfect World” taught me a lot about patience, perseverance and time!

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"

Kayna's Bed Quilt Kayna’s Bed Quilt
By: Joy Smith,
Alabama, USA

Kayna is my youngest grandkid and the last one to make a quilt for. The sunbonnet girls look and act like she does. She changes clothes constantly and never stops moving. I crayoned colored the design and embroidered around the edges. I hand quilted hearts and quilted in the ditch of each block.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

Kyle's Christmas Quilt Kyle’s Christmas Quilt
By: Jevne Eilts,
Indiana, USA

Made for my eight-year-old great-grandson Kyle who is a huge Batman fan.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 95"

Lavender Dreams Lavender Dreams
By: Cindy in TN,
Tennessee, USA

On a business trip with my husband, I purchased this gorgeous charm pack and the border fabrics. I pulled the background from my stash. I love this quilt because I bought the fabric, made the top, quilted it and bound it within a few weeks. It never languished for months, or years, as an UFO.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 65"

Lucy the llama / divine diva Lucy the llama / divine diva
By: landscapelady,
Vermont, USA

Lucy was born in a class I took with quilt artist David Taylor who taught me so much and has since inspired me to continue to do two more of these time consuming but gratifying turned under appliqué pictorial quilts. He teaches you to make an animal that you want to reach out and “pet” .

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 28"

Medallion Quilt Medallion Quilt
By: Deanna Rostock,
Idaho, USA

I made it for my sister who introduced me to”The Quilts of Gees Bend”. While this quilt look somewhat easy, it was the most challenging and hardest quilt I have ever made. I usually do about 30 quilts a year. Every piece in this quilt is a different size. It was amazing to finish it.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 72"

Modern Flag Modern Flag
By: MaxNTopeka,
Kansas, USA

Lap quilt donated to the Alzheimer’s research group at UCLA -San Diego. They were starting a new project for Viet Nam veterans and needed patriotic colored lap quilts to be given to the participants.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

My Friendship Quilt My Friendship Quilt
By: Cathy (aka CrafteeCC),
Australia

This quilt has been made from blocks received whilst being a member of Quilting Block Swap Australia and Block Swap Adventure during 2010 and 2011 – finished during 2012. I love the fact that all these different blocks have come from different parts of the world and look so good together.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
By: Penny,
North Carolina, USA

Hand appliqued mini quilt. This was my first applique quilt. Everything about it was new for me… even being bold with colors. I love it. This is definitely my favorite for the year.

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"

Nyan Cat Nyan Cat
By: Connie Campbell,
Iowa, USA

My grandson asked me to make him a quilt with a Nyan Cat on it. He showed me a pixel graphic and then helped me design it. Then I was asked to make another one for the creator of Nyan Cat which is this one. I made it in batiks. My grandson has his on his bed and loves it.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 56"

Onderweg ( on the road ) Onderweg ( on the road )
By: Roos Kuypers,
Netherlands

I made this quilt for my husband. Every spoolblock I’ve made, was made ‘on the road’, going to my work, quiltshows, vacation. I made all the 814 spoolblocks by hand and I also quilted it all by hand. It took me almost 3 years but last September I finally finished it.

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 94"

Orca Bay Mystery Quilt Orca Bay Mystery Quilt
By: Gale Lavers,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

A Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville.com) mystery quilt that I started in November 2011. Done completely from stash. This quilt was the perfect place to use some pj’s belong to my deceased mom along with her favorite color hot pink. It was finished in Dec and given to my son as a special Christmas gift.

Quilt size: width: 74.5" height: 84.5"

Soft Place to Fall Soft Place to Fall
By: Ruth Oblinski,
Ontario, Canada

I love my pickled clamshell I made this year. It is pieced completely by hand using Linda Franz Inklingo.(downloadable shapes to print on fabric) I would never have attempted anything like this without Inklingo. I had it hand quilted by a local Church group. I was able to help, at their Quilt Bee.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Starry Night Starry Night
By: Cory Wilkins,
British Columbia, Canada

My daughter & I love a good lightning storm.
Now that she has a partner I didn’t want to give her a girly quilt. I started taking Craftsy Classes and loved this pattern, Pinwheel Polka, Paper piecing, by Peggy Martin. I put my own spin on it with sparkly fabric, and made matching pillowcase.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 85"

Summer Romance Summer Romance
By: Lea Brummett,
Indiana, USA

This quilt was an Iron Quilter Challenge. I finished it 6 months too late. Its my pattern with some help. The center applique is “65 Roses” left at book size. The bird motif in the quilting was a modified design of Wendy Sheppard.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 78"

Sweet Caroline Sweet Caroline
By: Kris Jarchow,
Nebraska, USA

This quilt is made from a tumbling block template my mother purchased for me. When she became sick last spring I wanted to make her a small bed cover quilt for in her room at the nursing home. She passed away last fall and I now have this quilt. I will cherish it always.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 50.5"

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler
By: Debbie Grasley,
Minnesota, USA

This was a 2 1/2 year project of love. 143 – 6″ blocks, everyone of them different, with over 200 different fabrics. Most of the quilts I make are given to family and friends. This one is mine, my favorite!

Quilt size: width: 108" height: 120"

Texas Teardrops Texas Teardrops
By: Vicki @ Quilting Lodge,
Texas, USA

I designed this quilt and absolutely love it. It’s my favorite quilt of all time that I have made. The teardrops are appliqued onto the white background. I quilted this on my Gammill.

Quilt size: width: 676" height: 67"

Wagon Wheels West 2 Wagon Wheels West 2
By: Lynette,
Colorado, USA

Made from reproduction fabrics from the period of 1850s-1890s, this celebrates all 16 of my great-great grandparents who made that trek by hand cart and covered wagon. Their names are quilted in the triple stop border, with wagons and cars in the centers of the broken wheel blocks.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 98"

Wonders of Color Wonders of Color
By: Debbie,
South Carolina, USA

This color study was inspired by Wanda at Exuberant Color. I purchased a set of 2 1/2″ squares from her for the beginning of this quilt. I ended up adding about 200 squares from my stash before deciding it was finished. I love the vibrant colors and the play of light in this one.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 62"


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This post was published on January 11th, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

129 Responses to “Favourite Quilts from 2012”

  1. My favorite quilt was the super scrappy hexagon quilt that had 3000 pieces all which were scraps from earlier quilts and projects. My daughter has a quilt I will cherish always because it was my very first quilt.

  2. I´m not able to choose one favourite. There are so many amazing things… may be my most loved project was a quilt with a sort of Jacobs Ladder. Black background and scrappy batiks.

  3. Melanie says:

    My favourite quilt would be my mini quilt swap as it was the first I’ve done. The one I received was completely hand sewn & quilted – very impressive. My favourite is “Scandinavian Christmas” by Lynette Anderson – 2 years in the making but well worth the wait :)

  4. charlotte says:

    I have lots of WIPs to finish this year and new sewing will be done mainly from my stash. I want to only purchase batting as much as I can.

  5. Debbie says:

    In 2012, I didn’t get to make any quilts, but I designed quite a few of them in my head.:) I hope 2013 will be better.

  6. Mystica says:

    I did not do any quilting in 2012 but I just love looking at the cleverness of all the quilting bloggers!

  7. My favorite finish for 2012 was the Sweet Skating Sew I made for the Quitng Gallery’s secret swap, using Jennifer Offenstein’s design. The receiver I got was so creative in her submission that I really pushed my limits too!

  8. TinaMarie says:

    My favorite quilting project in2012 would have to be hubby’s Elvis inspired quilt using a pattern I bought on etat.

  9. Heather says:

    I didn’t get that much done this year as my father was so ill. I did finish a tiny sampler in oranges, his favourite colour. It was small and he could prop it up and look at it when he was laying on the sofa.

  10. Marty Mason says:

    It is so hard to pick a favorite, but yes, I have them and will smile each day as I give each one a glance as I pass through each room where they hang.

  11. Terry Anderson says:

    My favorite quilt is a hand quilted little beauty that I finally finished after 3 years. It is red and white, lots of half square triangles, and some embroidery. I love it.

  12. Donna W says:

    This may not be a quilt, but my favorite quilting in 2012 was a monthly table topper class. This taught me many new techniques and made me work on them, since the table topper was due the next month

  13. Maryellen says:

    I made a few quilts that are favorites this year. It’s so had to choose, but I love many of them! Maybe the snowflake one?

  14. I didn’t make as many quilts this past year. I have a few favorites and wish I’d seen the theme for this week in time to enter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Rachel says:

    My favorite quilt would have to be a White on White Hand Quilted queen sized made by my Mother. Hand quilting is one of the things I still haven’t tried, but i know the time and experience required, so I appreciate it even more!!!!

  16. SewCalGal says:

    I really enjoyed making Poppy, from the Fat Quarters book. Starting to make Retreat. Fun book full of easy to make beautiful designs.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  17. I loved making a bubble quilt for my niece!

  18. The quilt I made for my son as a Christmas gift is probably my favorite one this year.

  19. Robin says:

    I’m still working on my favorite from 2012 – an almost-king-sized double four patch.

  20. Kristen says:

    I’m still loving my Vignette Hexagon quilt that I started in 2012 and I’m still working on. :) Hopefully it will be finished soon! :)

  21. Leslie Tabarez says:

    I love the cupcakes quilt made by Mark Lipinski’s fans.

  22. Sallie says:

    My favorite 2012 quilt was a scrap quilt that had cute barn animal panels between HST strips that I pieced. I made it for our church quilt ministry – it went to a foreign orphanage or the local pregnancy help center.

  23. Kathy Gentry says:

    I enjoyed making a wall hanging of houses this year. I have yet to quilt it or get it quilted. I think I’ll practice a little longer, then, quilt it on my own.

  24. Carol says:

    My favorite quilt from last year was the one I made for my niece. I loved the straight line quilting. Have a picture of it on my phone and have to admit that I just stare at it sometimes!
    Lovely entries.

  25. My favorite from last year was the Twister quilt made in batiks for my cousin, Peg. Working in batiks and her colors was outside my box:)

  26. Vicki Hough says:

    I like the new plan. I have lots of quilt tops!

  27. Weird ! It won’t let me vote. . it acts like I have already voted. . hmmmm

  28. Ruth K says:

    My favorite quilt from last year was a baby quilt I made for my grand niece. Love making baby quilts.

  29. Crystal S. says:

    I am just a beginner and so my favorite would have to be the one I am working on from the beginners quilt along .

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