Quilts of 2016

In 2016, I had two surgeries…one to remove my thyroid because of my thyroid cancer, and two I had foot surgery.  Surprisingly, that really didn’t limit the number of quilts I finished.

This is my Four Patch X quilt.  This is a Bonnie Hunter quilt and can be found in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  Read more about it HERE.

I love this quilt…It’s one of my favorite kinds of quilts…not fancy but classic scrappy.


I made Emery’s Stars.  It’s just a baby quilt but it is 51″ x 51″.   I made this one for one of my childcare kids when she was born.  She’s five as I write this and has become a real treasure to me.  I love her like my own!!


If you’re looking for the free pattern check out this link.  Read more about it HERE.

Allietare the mystery quilt got finished!!  I think I still have this one but I’m not sure.  I could have gifted this one.  Read more about it HERE.
Here’s another picture of it.

allietare-1I’m so glad I take pictures outside now on the clothes line.   You can see the quilts so much better.

In my march to get the quilt tops under control at my house, I  finish….Narragansett Blues.

Read more about it HERE.  This is in Bonnie Hunter’s book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  Find the book HERE.


You might remember our block that was featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine.  This quilt was made with our block.

I wrote a blog post (find it here) about how I constructed the block.  If you follow my instructions and wanted to make this quilt, the inside sashing and the outside border are made with the bonus pieces.  For the quilt, I did change it up and used different background fabrics.  This was submitted and later published in Quiltmaker Magazine.

Rausch-baby-Quilt-10I made a second one for publication. I love the straight line quilting on this.

I finished my Lozenges quilt.  Read more about it HERE.  I did this as a Bonnie Hunter Leader and Ender challenge.

I gifted this to my niece Carly.

This is Garden Party.  It’s a Bonnie Hunter Quilt that was published in Quiltmaker Magazine.  You can read more about it HERE.  This was later published in Addicted to Scraps.


I finished Fair and Square.  Read more about it HERE.

The pattern can be found in Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails II.  This is one of my very favorite quilts…
I finished a quilt for a wedding gift.  Read more about it HERE.

This is a free pattern we offer here on the blog.  Find it HERE.

This is Jingle Bell Square, another Bonnie Hunter pattern.  It was published in Quiltmaker magazine and late in one of her books, Addicted to Scraps.

Jingle-Bell-Square-Quilt-1Read more about it HERE.


I finished my Rick Rack Nines quilt.  Read more about it HERE.  You can find in it Bonnie Hunter’s book Adventures with Leaders and Enders-book 1.


We had a quilt published in American Patchwork and Quilting…this is Stair Steps.  It’s an explosion of 1″ finished strips!!  You can read more about it HERE.

StairStep-1This quilt is a favorite of mine.
We had a quilt published in a calendar.  This quilt.  I don’t remember what the publication called the quilt.  I’ve called in Crystal’s Zinnias named after my niece.

Zinnia-Garden-0Read more about it HERE.

Zinnia-Garden-1It was a fun quilt.

Our Plus Fun quilt was in McCalls Quilting.

Read more about it HERE.
Our Candy Cane quilt was in Quilts and More magazine.

You can read about it HERE.  I gifted this to a couple who had a December wedding.

I finished my Winston Ways quilt.  Read more about it HERE.
This is a Bonnie Hunter quilt.  It is featured in her book More Leaders and Enders.
Winston-Ways-13Be still my heart.  Red four patches.  What is not to LOVE!

I finished  Bonnie Hunter’s Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt.  (You can find the free pattern here)
Bricks-and-Stepping-Stones-Quilt-1-1HERE is a link to read more about the quilt…

Bricks-and-Stepping-Stones-Quilt-3Again…red four-patches!!

Next is a baby quilt I made for a gift.  The pattern is based on Bonnie Hunter’s “H is for Happy” pattern.  The pattern can be found here.   I made the “H” blocks and then set mine differently.  I ABSOLUTELY loved making this quilt.
H-quilt-0-1Read more about it HERE.

This was a wedding quilt.  The lighting is terrible in the picture.  Sorry.

Quilt-10This was a quilt along I think with Country Threads.

Next a baby gift.  It’s a Minky quilt.  I hated making this!
Kelli made quilt a few quilts that I machine quilted and bound for her.

This is Kelli’s Easy Street quilt.  This was a Bonnie Hunter mystery.  You can read more about it HERE.


Kelli made this…

We later remade it and submitted it for publication.  It ended up being featured in American Patchwork and Quilting.  You can read more about it HERE.  Can you believe it is made with one jelly roll?


This is Kelli’s version of My Blue Heaven.  It’s in the free pattern section on Bonnie’s site.  You can find it here.  Kelli did a scrappy version.

She started this quilt in 2011 when we saw Bonnie Hunter in Storm Lake Iowa at a retreat.  It was the first retreat Kelli and I ever went to.  We met Nell there and have had a lasting friendship with her.

Read more about Kelli’s finished quilt HERE.

This is Kelli’s First Monday’s quilt.  It’s a Miss Rosie pattern.  Read more about it HERE.

This is Kelli’s Pineapple Blossom quilt.  She did the top.  I finished it.  You can read more about it HERE.

PineappleBlossoms-1This is a free Bonnie Hunter pattern.  You can find the free pattern here.  I love this made all with one color.

Here is another Kelli quilt finish, Farmer’s Daughter.  Read more about it HERE.

So pretty.
Farmers-Daughter-5I finished this quilt for Kelli.  She had made a Miss Rosie Schnibble pattern.  Sorry, I don’t know the name of it.  I had added borders and machine quilted it for her.


That’s the quilts we completely made and finished.  I did other things though…

I twined a rug.  Mary at Country Threads was having a rug along and I joined in.  You can read more about it HERE.


Anyone can make this type of rug.  You simply need a frame like this.

I’ve made several and very much enjoy making them.

I did a lot of charity quilting.  A LOT.  Here they are…









At this time in my life I was donig a lot of longarming of charity quilts.  I was doing so much that I started handing off the quilts and had a bunch of blog readers that were finishing the binding on the quilts.  I counted over 25 charity quilts that I did the longarming on.

I did some machine quilting for my cousin Donna.  These are her projects…



Donna now had her own longarm.

In other sewing news, I found my Singer 301.  Read more about it HERE.

That’s pretty much the highlights in the sewing room from 2016.  I’m so excited to have this post to add to the archives.

18 thoughts on “Quilts of 2016”

  1. Christina Coats

    Unbelievable beauties. You have put me to shame. Just the kick up the proverbial to get my sewing mojo going again.
    Thank you

  2. Wow – you and the girls were so busy in 2016 – like you’re not busy any other year! :-)
    Beautiful quilts here – so much talent!
    Love and prayers

  3. thank you for show casing the quilts. It gives me ideas of what charity quilt to start next. Using up scraps! Keep up the good work

  4. What a wonderful way to start Saturday morning——-a quilt show! You have lots to be proud of in this beautiful parade of quilts. I love you Stair Steps and have had it on my bucket list. Thanks for this morning!

  5. I love this post! You offer so many options for creativity. I have taken your suggestion about setting small goals and it has made a big difference. This post with many beautiful results is perfect inspiration. For example, I am doing the “cut-up-a-shirt-a-day” motto and funny how I often end up doing two or three! Your folding technique is terrific, by the way. They look so nice lined up in a shoe box. and give me an idea of how they blend.. (P.S. I have not had luck with disengaging/riping pockets like Bonnie Hunter showed in her “deboning a shirt” youtube video, so I just leave them attached and figure I’ll do something about them later. Do you have any hints?)

  6. Jill Schaumloeffel

    Love to see all your quilts. You made a lot of Bonnie Hunters quilts. They are my favorites, too. Can you post the name of the rug book you bought to make your rugs? The links no longer work in your original blog about rug making. Thanks

  7. Those – and you – are amazing! I am getting ideas and more inspiration. Such beautiful quilts – I need to find more time and get busy!
    (I’m normally not a bargello fan, Donna’s quilt with the moose/Northern lights scene is just gorgeous!)

  8. Loved seeing the lime green and blue charity quilt you donated to Parker’s benefit. One of my friends won it in the auction and I am still to this day trying to talk it out of her!

  9. That was a huge year for you, and you made so many quilts! Do you ever get the rights to your patterns back once they are published. I love the Zinnia Garden quilt, but of course, that calendar is no longer available for purchase. Love your blog!

  10. It’s fun to see 2016 again. I’ve always loved that String Star, and your clever way of making the points without paper piecing. I’m glad to hear that everybody is recovering.

  11. Beverly Chambers

    I am a HAND QUILTER. A rarity. Other rare thing, I love seeing all kinds of quilts but why does everyone stick their dogs in the pictures. Just saying.

    1. My dog runs and sits on the quilt the second I lay it out. It’s easier to snap a picture and shoo her off then to try to fight her to not be on the quilt. Some people just love their pets and like to show them off.

  12. Shelley Freeman

    What a great accomplishment! I especially loved the Farmer’s Daughter Quilt. I saw in your original post that you weren’t sure about the pattern. Country Threads has a website where they have the Farmer’s Daughter pattern for sale as a digital download. http://www.chickenscratchcountrythreads.com. I love reading your blog!

  13. Judith Fairchild

    Is Donna’s bargello northern.lights quilt a special pattern that she designed herself? It is absolutely stunning gorgeous! All the quilts you showed are so challenging and lovely. You ha e kicked my get going button. :)

  14. There are not enough words to express how much I enjoyed this blog post. I shared it with my aged, ailing, mother and it brought a great amount of joy to both of us. We loved looking at the beautiful quilts, almost as much as seeing the beautiful beagle in so many snapshots. Thank you! You lifted our hearts today.

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