Well, doing this exercise in counting up my quilts, I've discovered the total number of quilts I thought I made was bigger in my head. :)
I loved this quilt. There are lots of "plus" quilts out there in the quilting industry. However, it took a gift bag in this exact pattern to get me inspired to make this pattern that I call Plus Ones. It's a single block repeat and using solids gave me a chance to really play up the quilting. We gave this to friends for their wedding gift.
As so often it does, once I get a pattern figured out, I'll make it again. This pattern I ended up making three times total: once in a 2-fabric way and twice in a 3-fabric pattern like this one. I made this in a baby size for my friend for her first baby.
I designed this baby quilt and called it Adel Bricks. <-- Click that link to get the free pattern. We gave this quilt to a cousin for the birth of their baby boy. I love a quilt top that is easily assembled in a day!
Here's the second Adel Bricks baby quilt I made. We gave this to our friends for their third baby. I love the wood grain quilting on pretty much everything, but especially on these little quilts.
This is the third Adel Bricks baby quilt that I made. It's amazing how much the name personalization can add to the quilt! This was a commission for friends of ours who had their second baby. Safe to say I love gray fabrics and especially dig the monochome flavor of each of these baby quilts.
I made this quilt from a magazine pattern. It was simple enough but rated extremely high on the "fun factor". The quilting took a long time to do, but I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out. That's the thing about quilting stitches - once the time is invested, they don't come out and the look can be enjoyed for such a long time! :) Unless those stitches meet a seam ripper, that is.
This quilt was also made as a baby quilt, which happens to be my favorite kind of quilts to make in case you haven't noticed! I designed this pattern, but admittedly I can't tell you that there isn't one exactly like it somewhere else in the quiltosphere. I mean, it's just squares. I might have even made it in a more time-intensive way, but I loved the end result, so that's all that matters. We gave this to a cousin for the birth of one of their sons.
This quilt was magical to make. It was the first of its kind that I'd made - the diamond shapes meant lots and lots of bias edges to contend with. I loved the argyle style but with soft baby colors. I also decided to use a monogram to further personalize the quilt. Add fancy-pants quilting, and it ended up being a winner! This was a gift to friends of ours for their baby.
I made this quilt for a cousin/friends for a wedding gift. I loved this pattern called Firedrill by Elizabeth Hartman.
I designed this quilt fairly early on in my quilting career. I had cut and sewn most all of the blocks together and just lost my steam on the project - I didn't have anything or anyone in mind for it and so it went on the back burner. Then a friend asked if I would donate a quilt for a silent auction she was holding as part of a larger fundraiser for her son who will need a future medical procedure. I told her I would donate this quilt. This was the second quilt I had ever donated to a fund-raiser auction... and the last. The family would have benefited the same if I would have just written a $100 check and I would have come out ahead not spending a week's worth of time/materials on it rather than on my business customers. It was a difficult but valuable lesson to learn for the future. It doesn't mean I love the families or causes any less, it's just from a realistic approach, quilts have a tendency to be undervalued by the general population.
I just made this pattern up on the fly to give to friends for their wedding. I do love the simplistic color palette and piecing techniques and would make something like this again in the future.
I made this quilt to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday. She's a lover-of-mint and a modern gal, so I figured out how to cut the fabrics without a template or pattern and figured out the piecing without any y-seams and just went for it. It took a little more color placement planning than I was used to, but I absolutely love the end result - totally worth it! There are so many hexie quilt patterns out there that are awesome and I probably would have saved time buying one, but there is also something to be said for doing the legwork and figuring it out myself. The learning is in the figuring.