Quilt Finishes of 2023

When I sat down to write this post I didn’t think I would have many quilt finishes for the year. After all, I’ve been cross stitching a lot and that has taken away some of my quilting time. It turns out, I did pretty good. In no particular or, these are my finished quilts for the year…

Hour Glass quilt:
This one started as a UFO that was gifted to me. I made lots more blocks and finished it.

I had trouble with this blog post posting…I was supposed to publish before but I couldn’t find it. Here it is now. Hopefully this time it will work.

I ended up really liking the idea I had for finishing the border. You can read all about it HERE.

I made an Iowa Hawkeye quilt with the plans to donate it for a benefit. This was a simple quilt made with half square triangles but I ended up really liking it!!

You can read more about it HERE.

I finished a baby quilt for my grandson Anders.

I ended up doing a whole video series that showed how I made all of the letters. You can find the blog post about the quilt HERE. You can find my YouTube channel with all the videos HERE.

Next up is the Kindred Spirits quilt. This was another UFO that was gifted to me by a blog reader. There were several twisted blocks in this so it took a bit to put together. It turns out, I loved it.

You can read more about it HERE.

Another from the UFO pile was my friend’s vintage quilt top. It was in terrible shape but I didn’t the best I could to make it acceptable. She had gotten the top from her mother and assumed it had some family history to it but didn’t know the history.

The longarming for this was a real challenge. You can read more about it HERE.

My Red Bowtie quilt was another favorite of mine. A blog reader sent me most of the bowtie blocks. I put the quilt together.

You can read more about it HERE. I love the simplicity of this one.

I finished two handprint quilts for my grandson’s class and the other preschool class. They were auctioned off for a benefit.

You can read all about how I made them HERE.

Another UFO I finished was for my son in law Craig. Of all the quilt I made last year, this is probably the one I was happiest to finish. So fun.

You can read more about it HERE.

I finished this quilt for a neighbor…

It has a fun story…You can read it HERE.

I hosted a quilt along for my Picadilly Circus quilt. I did how-to videos and showed you how I made mine.

You can read about it HERE.

I made a spider web string quilt. This started with some leftover blocks. I don’t think they were on my official UFO list but none-the-less, it was a UFO finish.

It’s only picnic-sized. I ended up gifting it to my great-niece when she got married. You can read more about it HERE.

I had a bag of leftover triangles from a different project. I ended up making them into this quilt.

This was a something-from-nothing quilt that I had fun making. You can read about it HERE.

I finished my daughter’s UFO project. It was an American Jane quilt called Tea Party.

You can read about it HERE.

You might remember that I have a ton of Frolic leftovers from Bonnie Hunter’s mystery. I’ve made several quilt with them already. This time I made a simple baby quilt.

The design is my own. It was so fun to make. You can read more about it HERE.

Speaking of Frolic. I blog reader sent me her quilt UFO. I worked hard and finished it.

This was donated. It was so nice of her to share with me. You can read more about it HERE.

My favorite quilt of the year by far was this one…Oregon or Bust. It’s made from recycled 100% cotton shirts.

All of the details about the quilt can be found HERE.

I had leftovers from that quilt and made this quilt with the leftovers. You can read about it HERE.

This was a UFO that I pulled out and finished. The fabric line was called biscuits and gravy. So I call the quilt that. It now is in the living room quilt box and people use it all the time when they are watching television.

You can read more about it HERE.

Another favorite of mine for the year was my Tumalo Trail quilt. I ended up gifting this one to my boss at work.

I actually think I’ll be making another in 2024. My son Buck really liked this one so what’s a mom to do…make another quilt, right? You can read about the quilt HERE.

My LONG TERM UFO, Tribute to Judie, finally got finished. It was YEARS waiting…

Many thanks to my friend Ila for sending me fabric to finish it. Those tiny start blocks are 3″ finished!! Read more about HERE.

I finished two quilt tops that were donated. Both were dog-themed so I finished them and donated them to the Heart Animal Rescue annual fundraiser. You can read more about them HERE.

This was another quilt top that was donated. I also sent this one off for a fundraiser.

You can read more about this one HERE.

My final quilt finish of the year was my daughter Kelli’s UFO, Pieceful Nights. This was a long term (10 years I think) UFO.

You can read about it in THIS blog post.

WHEW!! I had a hand in the making of 25 quilts…many of which were UFO projects. I had no idea I did that many. I’m guessing there will be fewer this year. In August I got a “town job” working at the vet clinic and that has really put a cramp in my quilting. I’m still getting some done, but not as much as I previously did. Hopefully I can still get in 18 finishes for the 2024 year but I’m not going to push myself.

I would really like to see myself finishing some UFOs but I’d also like to see myself make a few smaller quilts more of less for decor in the house. I could use about three of those if not more. We’ll just have to see what happens.

17 thoughts on “Quilt Finishes of 2023”

  1. Wow that’s a lot of quilts – and work! I really like the last one you did, Pieceful Nights. I love the colours.

  2. I love when you show your year end of quilts you made, they are so beautiful. Your quilts are much more elaborate than the ones I make so I truly enjoy seeing them. I know that now you are more cross stitch than quilting and that’s OK since you love it. But I do want to tell you how beautiful your quilts are and how much I enjoy seeing them.

  3. Susan from Michigan

    Thank you this is great! Several of these quilts are my favorites. I especially love what you did with the hourglass border. You put much love into everything you make. Sweet of you to finish the UFOs from your daughters. We are inspired by your beautiful finishes.

  4. That is awesome! My favorite is the Tumelo Trail. That one turned out so beautiful! I’m hoping the one I’m making will be just as pretty. Can’t wait to see what you finish this year!

  5. All such beautiful quilts and I am not sure how you can pick one as favorite. If I had to I’d probably pick the last one of Kelli’s ufo. So many finishes!

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