Posted By drsao on June 26, 2016
In 2007 I finished 17 quilts. In 2008 I finished 19 quilts. In 2009 I must have been completely crazy – it appears I made 34 quilts in 2009. I slowed down a little and ONLY made 27 in 2010, in 2011 I also made 27 quilts and many other projects! In 2012 I made 18 quilts!
Quilts made by SAO in 2012
#1 THE SPANGLE TREE was my January Vicki Welsh Color Palette Challenge as well as my Free Motion Quilting Challenge. We took an image and used colors from it to create something quilted. I actually pieced AND quilted this one with leaves.
#2 ANGEL SNOWMAN (30.5 x 24.5) was my February Free Motion Quilting Challenge – I quilted this one with feathers (and in my opinion I ruined it!)
#3 ROLL ROLL COTTON BOLL JR (was one of TWO of Bonnie K Hunter’s Quiltville Mystery quilt for 2010 (86 x 101). It was quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT and I gifted this to my cousin Janie Lynn Albertson Gray for her 40th Wedding Anniversary.
#4 Spiderweb is a Bonnie K Hunter Design (53 1/4 x 64″) and was quilted by Karen Murray.
#5 PATRIOTIC DANDELION PARADE is a Judy Laquidara Design that was quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT. I gifted it to Grandangel William Johnson for his high school graduation.
#6 ORCA BAY II is one of TWO of Bonnie K Hunter’s 2011 Quiltville Mystery quilts (76 x 86) that I made and it was quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT. Tonto, the cat, is pictured with this quilt.
#7 ANGEL’S WATCHING OVER US is my February Vicki Welsh Color Challenge and my Feathers Free Motion Quilting Challenge. I pieced and quilted this one.
#8 HOPSCOTCH BUTTERSCOTCH is a Bonnie K Hunter Design (64 1/4 x 72″) and was quilted by Sara Parrish. This was gifted to my cousin, Nancy Holmes after she lost her home and most of her belongings in the Oklahoma hurricane and flood. This quilt lives with Nancy in Oklahoma.
#9 TWISTS AND LOOPS THROUGH THE CIRCLE OF LIFE is my March Vicki Welsh Color Challenge and my Free Motion Quilting challenge – twists and loops. I pieced and quilted this one. I think this was my favorite Color Challenge Quilt – I made it with hexies!
#10 ORCA BAY I is one of TWO Bonnie K Hunter 2011 Quiltville Mystery quilts that I made (84 x 96) and it was quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT.
#11 SUNSET OVER THE SEA was my April Vicki Welsh Color Challenge (the inspiration photo was a moldy pie submitted by Judy Laquidara) and my Free Motion Challenge – a flower stencil. This one was inspired by Grandangel Sarah Epps. I pieced AND quilted this one and I liked this design too – the top photo is upside down.
#12 THE YUM YUM TREE was my May Vicki Welsh Color Challenge and Free Motion Challenge for May (this is the last color challenge that I did. It was fun using different colors but I didn’t enjoy the free motion quilting at all. I guess I just wanted to move on to other things.) This one was also inspired by Grandangel Sarah Epps.
#13 JANNAE’S ART QUILT (61 x 78) is precious. Grandangel Jannae did most of these drawings when she was 5 and 6 years old. She used crayon on cloth and we ironed the color into the fabric. It was challenging because not all of her masterpieces were the same size. I think it turned out great!
#14 Vintage Halloween Quilt was a panel that I used to practice my hand quilting.
#15 Grandma Reiter’s Colorado Happy Hippos was a Colonial Piecemaker’s CHILDHOOD MEMORY Challenge Quilt (36 x 36) It was quilted by Sara Parrish. My grandmother knew that I loved hippos so she created these hippos for me to use. Eleanor Reiter, designed and cut out all of the fabric hippos from her vintage stash. The sleeve for this quilt is made from the sleeves of my mother, Marjorie Albertson’s blouse. (KAREN DUMONT used these hippos and published the pattern.)
#16 FIELD OF FLOWERS was Richmond Modern Quilt Guild Cotton Couture Challenge. It was quilted by Sara Parrish.
#17 WORMS AND JELLY ROLLS – a Quilter’s Club of America Mystery (56 x 69 1/2″) quilted by Sara Parrish. This was donated to the Hospice in Williamsburg, VA in honor of Jay.
#18 SUMMER MYSTERY Fabricaholics (60 x 60) quilted by Sara Parrish.