The Unblogged

by Nicole

This year moved at lightening speed for me, so fast that sometimes I couldn’t keep up with blogging and quilt making, along with parenting and working a full-time job.

Today, I’d like to share with you a few of the projects from this past year that I did not blog. Each project deserves its own post, but in the interest of time, I’m compiling the major ones into this one post.

I’ll start off with Ascend. I made this one at the end of 2014, but it didn’t get its debut until QuiltCon 2015, where I’m happy to say that it took home second place in the Minimalist Design category.

Ascend_me and my quilt


On the back of Ascend, I did a little improv play with some scraps.


Another project is Balanced Triangles. This one was featured in the summer edition of Modern Patchwork.

Balanced triangles quilt_modern patchwork

It has a soft pastel color palette and an asymmetric design of triangles. I went a bit crazy with the dense diagonal grid quilting, but oh, the texture!

Balanced triangles_quilting

It now lives on my dining room wall.

Balanced triangles quilt

I also had a project featured in the Quilting Arts Holiday magazine.

Silver firs table runner_quilting arts

Silver firs is a table runner designed with trees of low volume fabrics and lots of straight line quilting.

Silver firs table runner

The last unblogged project is Sliced. It will be one of three of my quilts headed to QuiltCon 2016 (the other two are Red X and Stacked).

Sliced quilt

With Sliced, I was experimenting with large-scale piecing. It was quite a challenge, but something that I look forward to trying again soon. Sliced is quilted in straight lines with some minimal matchstick quilting in some of the slices.

Sliced quilt_detail

I’ll be back to share a full review of my 2015 makes soon.

Happy New Year!

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Leanne December 31, 2015 - 9:41 pm

I so love these quilts and I'm excited to see them in person. I only wish I had made them myself, I love the minimalism so much. I hope you have a lovely New Year and all the best for 2016.

~Diana December 31, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Beautiful Nicole! I especially love Balanced Triangles and your Trees runner. Wish I were going to QC, sigh…Well done!

cassandra December 31, 2015 - 10:34 pm

I love all of these! Your straight-line quilting is beautiful. Congrats on a great year, and may 2016 be full of quilty goodness!

S Staum January 1, 2016 - 1:13 am

I just love your creations! Too bad you don't live closer to Minnesota. Our modern guild would love to have you teach a class!!

Patchwork and Play January 1, 2016 - 2:07 am

All so graphic and striking! I think the Balanced Triangles quilt is my favourite, probably because of the colour palette you have used! Here's to more creative times in 2016!

ChristaQuilts January 1, 2016 - 2:28 am

These are all so fabulous!!

Paige January 1, 2016 - 2:47 am

These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing! Congrats on your quilts headed to QuiltCon!

Georgi January 1, 2016 - 6:01 am

Your quilts are really stunning! Thank you for sharing them and inspiring us!!

Debbie January 1, 2016 - 6:55 am

Beautiful! I especially love Sliced. SO striking and I love the palette!

Izzy January 1, 2016 - 12:44 pm

Wow! These are all stunning Nicole! I can't even pick a favourite – I just love your stuff so much!!

Barbara Konkle January 1, 2016 - 2:53 pm

Balanced triangles is striking! So beautiful!!! All of your projects are though! Happy New Year!

AS January 1, 2016 - 3:20 pm

Wow! Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration!

GerryART January 1, 2016 - 3:41 pm

TERRIFIC ! ! ! !
CONGRATS ! ! ! !

Marsha L January 1, 2016 - 4:50 pm

Your work is outstanding! I wish I could make it to Quiltcon this year for a real view of your quilts. By the way, your Silver Firs table runner was the whole reason I bought the QA Holiday magazine!

Karen January 1, 2016 - 6:12 pm

So glad I discovered you this year, Nicole! Can't wait to see what's next 🙂

DeAnna S January 1, 2016 - 8:28 pm

Beautiful quilts with awesome quilting. Good luck at QuiltCon!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge January 1, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Congrats on the amazing finishes. I love the quilting on Ascend and on Balanced Triangles. And those published patterns make me want to give in to magazine collecting again!

Ben January 2, 2016 - 12:58 am

What a wonderful collection of quilts!

pandchintz January 4, 2016 - 3:00 am

You are amazing! Great quilts.

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