2015 Favorites

by Nicole

In looking back on 2015, I see that I did more stitching than I thought.

Here is a mosaic of my makes.

My 2015 Makes

1. Ascend_details, 2. Balanced triangles quilt, 3. Silver firs table runner, 4. Sliced quilt, 5. Quilted pillow, 6. Modern Cross Quilt_front, 7. Oliver and S sleepover pajamas, 8. Hello Kitty_Modern Log Cabin Quilt_Finished, 9. Deluxe pincushion_3, 10. Cotton and Steel Tiger Pincushion, 11. Triangle MQG Charity Quilt3, 12. Mama Love Quilts_Patchwork Pouch, 13. Storytelling drawstring bag, 14. Cotton and Steel Japanese X and + mini quilt, 15. Sewing Circle Tote_Back, 16. Stacked Quilt, 17. Social Tote_handles, 18. Adapted Palimpsest Quilt (Modern Quilt Perspectives by Thomas Knauer), 19. Motley Wheel Pattern Cover, 20. Kaleidoscope Quilt, 21. Modern Petals, 22. Red X Modern Quilt, 23. Motley Wheel_RJR, 24. The Motley Wheel

I also made several garments for myself (5 skirts, 2 dresses, 2 tops) and my girls (4 skirts, 3 tops and 2 dresses). I first started sewing by making garments and it felt like I came full circle by getting back into garment sewing again this year.

Of these makes, I have my favorites:

Ascend: I almost didn’t make this quilt because I didn’t think I had enough time to get it done, but imagine if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have won an award at QuiltCon 2015!


Red X: This quilt taught me that you can do a lot in a little bit of time. A late night moment to make a quick improv block inspired a whole new quilt.

Red X Modern Quilt

The Motley Wheel: My first independent pattern.

Motley Wheel Pattern Cover

My Japanese X and + mini quilt: This quilt was among one of the finalists in the Cotton & Steel IG mini quilt swap.

Cotton and Steel Japanese X and + mini quilt

Sewing Circle Tote: This pattern has more than 80 steps, and I added some extra steps by sewing in a zipper. When I finished it, I felt a major sense of accomplishment.

Sewing Circle Tote

I’m hoping that 2016 will be an even better year: more stitching time, more finishes, fewer scraps, and a smaller w.i.p.s pile!

What are you hoping for in 2016?

Linking up to Meadow Mist Designs’s Best of 2015 linky party!

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Anne / Springleaf Studios January 2, 2016 - 3:42 am

Wonderful finishes. I really like the simplicity and graphic quality of Red X.

margaret January 2, 2016 - 6:08 am

so many wonderful makes here, especially drawn to the circles. With the dressmaking too you and the girls must be the best dressed in the neighbourhood.

Lucy @ Charm About You January 2, 2016 - 9:48 am

Beautiful makes Nicole! I adore your sewing circle tote! Happy 2016 🙂

M-R Charbonneau January 2, 2016 - 12:29 pm

So gorgeous, Nicole!

Suzanne January 2, 2016 - 12:55 pm

i do love that patchwork pouch! I loved it when you first posted it and I love it even more now. Kudos for a fine wrap up from 2015. I'm hoping to burn through s mot of my stash this year by making small charity items and turning some wips into FOs.

Izzy January 2, 2016 - 1:53 pm

So many beautiful projects. I love that little bag!

SarahZ January 2, 2016 - 3:08 pm

I am hoping for some Essex linen in 2016….what in the world have I been waiting for?? Lol! Super sweet tote, and looks to be worth every careful step! 🙂

Quilts By Laurel January 2, 2016 - 3:34 pm

Beautiful work! I love your Motley Wheel! 🙂

Heidi Staples January 2, 2016 - 4:40 pm

So gorgeous, Nicole! I just can't pick a favorite! 🙂

Ellyn January 2, 2016 - 5:44 pm

hey we get a whole extra day to stitch in 2016 (leap year!). Your creations are so inspiring. I'm hoping to explore some new ideas and techniques in 2016

Mel January 2, 2016 - 10:46 pm

Your color wheels are gorgeous! I love your quilts and beautiful photography of them!!

Judy January 2, 2016 - 11:19 pm

So many amazing works of art! What a great year, looking forward to seeing more next year!

Daniela O'Connell January 3, 2016 - 6:35 pm

Wow, you bring modern quilting to a new level! I absolutely love your minimalistic approach, and yet is has so much impact. Yes, please more of these!! All the best and happy stitching for 2016!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge January 3, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Lovely 2015 finishes! Isn't it amazing just how much we sew in our busy lives? When you look back on a year, it's pretty mind boggling. And that Sewing Circle Tote is 110% pride worthy. I made one a while back and just thinking about how much work it took makes me a little tired!

daisymeadow January 4, 2016 - 2:39 am

Love everything you were able to finish last year. They are all my favorites!

Beech Tree Lane Handmade January 6, 2016 - 12:51 am

I especially loved your Kaleidoscope Quilt!

Amy DeCesare January 9, 2016 - 1:18 am

Wow – you had a super year, and I can't wait to see what's coming up next for 2016! I love your style!

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