Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking Back 2013 - Part 2

Thanks for all your feedback from Part 1! It's so much fun looking back and even more so when others join in! So 13 quilts for the first half of 2013. On to the second half...

The quilt started the day the book arrived at my doorstep ~ "Dwell" from Simply Retro
The coolest machine quilting of the year ~ Big Star {get a closer look at the quilting here}
Winner for the best appliqué of the year {and only appliqué of the year} ~ Flowering Vine by Denyse Schmidt
The quilt that left me starstruck when Heather Bailey "liked" it on Instagram ~ Color Wheel for my budding artist granddaughter, Elyse
My Charm Pack quilt of the year ~ Nine-Patch/Snowball using "Happy Go Lucky"

My very first paper-pieced quilt {ever} ~ Lone Starburst in Field Study

My Garden Fence quilt of the year {my 3rd total} ~ also know as Garden Lattice from Simply Modern Christmas
Truly a winner ~ my St Louis Modern Quilt Guild Ohio Star challenge quilt

The most challenging quilt to design ~ Flying Geese, blocks made by my Redbird Bee friends

The quilt with the most Y-seams {like every single one} ~ Bangles from Hand Quilted With Love
The quilt made with the ruler designed by one of the funniest, nicest and most generous designers in the industry {oh, and talented too} ~ Tumbler aka Crumbler

The quilt that made me break my 2013 resolution not to join any quilt-alongs ~ Round and Round
The quilt made with fabric {Florence} bought on a whim ~ On A Whim
The top that sat the longest unquilted {maybe the whole year?} ~ Superstar from The Practical Guide to Patchwork
My mini of the year ~ Mini "Skirted" from Simply Modern Christmas

Thanks so much to all of you for traveling this road with me! You know I read many of your blogs and enjoy all of your comments. You truly are an inspiration to me and I appreciate your encouraging words. Thank you!

And I'm not done yet! My head has been spinning with new quilts and ideas for 2014. I'll be back soon to share some of those. Until then Happy New Year and I can't tell you how much I look forward to hanging out with you here again next year!


  1. I am just amazed with all that you create. The colors are so happy and beautiful. Looking forward to see a new year of inspiration.

  2. I love looking back at all your anazing projects from this year Cindy. I always admire your creativeness. Thank you for all the inspiration you share with us! Happy New Year!

  3. All fantastically beautiful. Happy New Year.

  4. All so lovely - just love your colour schemes! Particularly drawn to the geese and star challenge quillts as I seem to be attracted by irregular layouts!

  5. Wow. Very impressive. I love them all.

  6. You are a big inspiration to me....I love your quilts and how you use color. I have made two quilts from Modern Christmas already and I LOVE the table runner pattern Simply Simple, including the quilting. You can make a beautiful gift in one day! Keep it up and thanks!

  7. Why did you have a resolution to not join any Quilt Alongs?

  8. Cynthia - you continue to be my favorite blog stop for inspiration, both as to color and design! I would love to live in your fabric stash!! Beautiful quilts made this year! Happy Quilting in 2014!

  9. You have made some beautiful things this year! Looking forward to seeing what you do in 2014! And isn't it interesting when you put all your quilts together like that how you see trends in the way you create!? I definitely see some color preferences you have! :) Thanks for all the inspiration.

  10. You made so many beautiful things this year! I can't wait to see what you make next year :)

  11. They're all gorgeous - inspiring, wonderful, happy and adventurous!

    And thank you - I didn't know Eleanor Burns had a Crumbler / Tumbler ruler too! How cool is that? :)

  12. You make the most amazing quilts! I especially like the paper pieced star with different colored boxes around the stars.

  13. all of your quilts are simply gorgeous! feeling lucky to get to see most of these in person at guild. here's to another beautiful quilt making year!

  14. Again, beautiful quilts! You've completed so much this year. A great achievement.


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