Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 (Phew!)

2014 has gone by in an utter blur. I've worked too hard - not spent enough time (in my little mind at least) with my adorable children and I've had some big break throughs (in my little mind at least.)

So here is a little recap.

I fall deeply and madly in love with my new Fusion. And the quilts start rolling.


A small halt in quilt making to make way too many fabulous super hero costumes.

And then more quilts.

The lady who made this quilt top had fallen out of love with it - until I gave it back to her. That was a great feeling.

I also publish my continuous cable pattern which so now available on Etsy and is selling very well.

One of my favorite quilts to date was finished in March 2014 - Kids Art Quilt: Fabric Building Blocks.

By this point in the year I'm totally gone. All I can think about is free motion quilting. Textures. New patterns.



Secret projects #1,2 & 3 (sssssh) as well as this quilt that introduced me to mix & matching designs.


A great quilt top I got to quilt- a fund raiser for Doctors without borders.

This years teachers appreciation gift pillows turned out super super cute. 

Four memorial quilts for 4 siblings whom lost their mother.

And this picture that says everything I ever need to say about Quilting A Memory.


A big memorial quilt all made from men's cotton shirts with some fancy quilting.

 Cute tutorial on very easy (& cheap!) hooded capes.

The wonderful Bess Beetle Quilt ... 

And her many babies. 

2 week vacation in my homeland was included as well .... (haven't quite worked out how I got all this stuff done!!)


A week with the very fun Luke Haynes and having him load my brain with way too many ideas and possibilities. 


Class with the ever so lovely Amy Butler - which I haven't written about yet as I am still in the process of finishing the quilt that resulted from her class (her class had nothing to do with quilting.)

The very sad story of a firefighter who passed away leaving behind 2 twin boys.


Discovering there are metallic threads out there that will not let you down endless sparkly possibilities are now at my finger tips. 


This Scottish Flag that made me feel like all that hard work was beginning to pay off.

Secret Project #4 (don't tell!)

My dear friend left New York and I made her a memory quilt from her pashmina.


Cloud 9 block challenge quilt for the NYC Metro Modern Quilt Guild

And to round December off a charity group quilt that will be displayed at QuiltCon.

I have not included all and every project that happened in 2014. But from this little list I can honestly say I'm exhausted. I have some amazing (some very touching) projects lined up for 2015 - I can't wait to share them with you. 

Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy New Year and I can't thank you enough for all the support and interest you have shown in my work to date.


Claire Hughes said...

Each and every one just beautiful. You have a gift and how fortunate any one is to receive a quilt hand made by you.

driftwood said...

what an incredible year of quilting x

Glenni said...

2014 was a very good year, so talented you are! Can't wait to see your Art in 2015!
P.S. such sweet wee ones you have :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilts Rachael. Hope you've had your feet up a bit over the holiday season x

Margaret said...

What a year you had, Rachael! Your talents are amazing! Looking forward to what you will share in 2015.

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

What a year! Your work is simply beautiful. Thanks!

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