Quilts of 2015

I went through the archives and pulled all of the quilts Kelli and I made in 2015.  I thought we didn’t make a lot of quilts in 2015…but we did.  Grab some coffee and read along.  This is a long post…

In 2015 we did a blog hop showing off the quilts from our book Country Girl Modern.

cgm-cover1This is School Bus.  You can read more about it HERE.    These quilts were technically made in 2014 but we never showed them off…just the backs so I’m including them in the 2015 quilts as that is when the book was published and was the first time we could show the quilts.

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Here is Modalicious.  It was made with all Moda fabric.  You can read more about it HERE.

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This is Puddle Duck.  It is also in our book.  You can read about it HERE.

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Also from our book is Modern Day Patriot.  You can read more about it HERE.

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This is May Flower.  Also from our book.  Read more about it HERE.

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This is Connect Four from our book.  Read more about it HERE.  This is a fun quilt as it is made with two charm packs and yardage.

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This is Bohemian Rhapsody.  Also in our book.  Read about it HERE.  This is a favorite of mine!!  I love the fabrics in this one!

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Also from our book is Thanks to YOU!!  When I made this, I put out a call to blog readers to send a neutral 2 1/2″ strip.  It was so fun.  I’ve made three of these quilts.  You can read more about it HERE.

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The next quilt from our book is Pilot Knob.  Kelli made this top.  I finished it.

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Almost Amish is also from our book.  I made this top in one day.  Read about it HERE.  It’s a quick quilt.

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Rainbow Connection was one of the first quilts we made when we put our book together.  Kelli didn’t want to sew this one as she said it was just like putting borders on borders on borders.  She’s right.  It is, but I loved making it.  Read more about it HERE.

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I didn’t do a lot of sewing in early 2015.  We moved in January and it took a long time for us to get everything set up.  I also started childcare in February and was working full time.  Out of desperation, I set up a sewing machine on the main floor.

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I spent a lot of time paper piecing my Pineapple Crazy blocks.

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As the year wore on I did get back my sewing room set up and going and ended up accomplishing quite a bit.

I made another of our Connect Four quilts.  Read about it HERE.

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I made a baby quilt with leftovers from a fabric line…

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Read about it HERE.   I want to make another of these.

Our Strawberry Sunday Quilt was featured in Quiltmaker.

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Here it is all laid out.  You can read more about it HERE.  This is a favorite quilt of mine.  I did all of the work on this one.

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Our quilt made the cover of this quilting calendar.  What an honor!!

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I finished my Spoolin’ Around quilt just in time for the retreat we hosted that Bonnie Hunter was at!!  I brought my quilt and she took a picture with it with me!

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You can read more about the quilt HERE.  This is a favorite quilt of mine.  I’d love to do another marathon quilt like this.  Making all those spools made my heart happy.
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We had this baby quilt featured in Quilts and More.  It was part of a challenge to design a project from a jelly roll.


Our Midnight Hour quilt made the front cover of Amercian Patchwork and Quilting.  You can read about it HERE.
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This was a fun quilt to make!!
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I made a wedding quilt for my niece Ariel and her hubby Sam.  You can find the free pattern HERE.

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I finished this quilt…Read more about it HERE.  This was the third time I make this quilt.

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I finished this quilt, Pinkie Swear.  You can find a free pattern for it HERE.  You can read more about the quilt and find more pictures of it HERE.

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We had this quilt in American Patchwork and Quilting.  It is Stars and Scraps Forever.  You can find more info about it HERE.

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I made another Bohemian Rhapsody quilt.  This was was gifted as a wedding present.  You can read more about it HERE.

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I finished Grand Illusion.  That was a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.  You can read more about it HERE.  I gifted this to someone but don’t remember to who.

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I also finished Bonnie Hunter’s Wild Child quilt.  You can read more about it HERE.  The quilt can be found in this book.  I went on to make another of these quilts as a gift for a childcare kiddo.

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I made Craig and Kalissa’s wedding quilt.  Read more about it HERE.

Corn-and-Beans-Quilt-1The pattern came from this book  From the Cover: 15 Memorable Projects for Quilt Lovers.  Here’s some good news…Amazon has used books that are selling for $5 plus the shipping.  It’s a good book.

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Kalissa and Craig’s quilt is this one that was on the back cover of the book.  Kalissa picked the colors for this quilt.
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We were a featured designer in a book, 75 Fun Fat Quarter Quilts.  The book is still available through Amazon HERE.  Here are four of six or seven quilts we designed and are in the book.  Quilts from other designers are also in the book.

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All of our quilts featured a Churn Dash block.   We have 6 or seven featured quilts in this book.  Read more about his quilt HERE.
75-Fat-Quarter-Quilts-1Here is another from the book.  We called this on Miss Molly.  You can read more about it HERE.

Miss-Molly-Quilt-1This is another quilt from the book.  This is “X” Marks the Spot.  You can read more about it HERE.   This was so fun to make!!

X-Marks-the-Spot-Quilt-1You can see that all of them were a play on the churn dash block…one of my favorite blocks.

Our Paddle Wheel block was featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks.

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You can see the block above.  I ended up designing a quilt with the block.  This was the backing I pieced for it!

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We have this block in the fall issure of Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks.  I designed this to be used with shirts.  I’d love to make a whole quilt with this block.

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Kelli made Blue Skies.  It’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt from the book String Fling.  You can read more about it HERE.

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Kelli made Scrappy Mountain Majesties.  She made her blocks smaller.  It’s a free Bonnie Hunter pattern.  You can find it HERE.  I did the machine quilting and binding.  You can read more about it HERE.

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I finished a few charity quilt…

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Those are the quilts of 2015.  It was so fun to put this together and look back on the quilts we made.  I hope you enjoyed the parade too!!

18 thoughts on “Quilts of 2015

  1. Donna

    What a trip down memory lane! Such beautiful work.
    How do you come up with the names for all your quilts?
    Love and prayers

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  2. Elle

    Holy cow Jo! For a year that began with a move and the immediate needs of your new home, and starting a new childcare business……you did a phenomenal amount of sewing and quilting :-)

    Wishing you a Blessed weekend.

    Oh, I ordered a used book from your link. Thank you!!!

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  3. Roxanne

    SO MANY wonderful quilts! A LOT of thoughts are going through my head. The one I’ll single out is the quilt you made for Craig and Kalissa—which is stunning! The border you made for that framed the center perfectly. It added a lot of sewing time, yes, but totally worth it for the timeless beauty of this heirloom quilt. Wow!

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    1. Judith Fairchild

      I lked all the quilts but I think strawberry sundag and paddle wheel are the 2, I would like to do. Craig and Kalissa’s wedding quilt is a close 2nd. I zo enjoy seeing your quilts

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    1. Marilyn

      Wowie amazing. I can’t even begin to chose a favorite one. The showing was wonder, enjoyed it very much. Thank you for showing us.

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  4. Paula

    Jo, I’ve enjoyed the quilt parades you’ve had recently. Although I’ve read your blog for years, it’s nice to see so many quilts in a post. I love Happy Surprise. Have you ever done a tutorial, or is the pattern available anywhere? I’d love to make this from my ever-growing scrap pile. Thanks for the great blog!

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  5. Judith Fairchild

    I lked all the quilts but I think strawberry sundag and paddle wheel are the 2, I would like to do. Craig and Kalissa’s wedding quilt is a close 2nd. I zo enjoy seeing your quilts

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  6. Jeri D

    That was a wonderful tour of your beautiful work! I am looking forward to seeing more of your inspiration in the future.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Marsha Bradford

    So many quilts in such a short time! You work faster than i do! lol How do you get your quilts featured in so many different publications? Inquiring minds want to know! :)
    Love your work

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    1. Jo Post author

      Marsha…I submit quilts to publications. Now it’s mainly magazines. You can find an email address for most editors inside the magazines. That’s how we first got in touch with editors.

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  8. Catherine Dorsey

    That was a beautiful display of artistic ability. Wow, what a year for the two of you. Thanks for the sew down memory lane.

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