2017 in Quilts

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

As 2018 begins, I want to take a quick look back at 2017 by the numbers. My official finished quilt count for the year was...

(insert drumroll)

52 quilts!

Quilts by Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts in 2017

Those 52 break down to: 21 mini quilts, 6 baby/crib or similar, and 25 lap/throw quilts. (There's a lot of variation between the lap/throw though - some as small as 40" square, and some as large as 72" x 84"!)

In addition to 52 quilts, I also made:

4 mug rugs, 9 kennel quilts, 1 table runner, 1 hot pad, 3 pillows, 1 tote bag, 1 badge holder, 12 zipper pouches, 15 quilt blocks (some that may become a quilt in 2018!), 2 marble mazes, 10 felt finger puppets, 58 quilted key fobs, 2 flannel receiving blankets, 4 child-sized pillow cases, 2 soft books, and a few other small items for my boys.

Five of the quilts I made in 2017 are still secret. One gets revealed later this week, and the other four can't be shared until May!

I originally set out to make 17 quilts in 2017, but one led to another (and another...). I'm making the 18 quilts in 2018 goal this year, but I'm also going to aim for making 52 charity quilts in 2018! (More on that soon!)

I also released four new quilt patterns, bringing my total number of patterns to eight.

Patterns by Slice of Pi Quilts

If you'd like to take a closer look at any of my 2017 finishes, you can click the photos below or view them all on my Quilt Finishes page (along with my finishes from previous years too).

Quilts from the AshesQuilts from the AshesHoop Loop LineMenagerie Cotton and Steel QuiltPaying It Forward - AgainPaying It ForwardScrappy metallic batik table topperI Wish You A Merry QAL - A Finished Quilt!Merry Moda ChristmasThe View from HereFancy Fox quiltQuilting Outside the Box Open Weave Mini QuiltGlow in the Dark Spooky Eyes Halloween QuiltAutumn Lattice QuiltCurated Quilts modern log cabin quiltSnowfall QuiltModern Batiks Scrappy Lonestar QuiltScrappy Lonestar QuiltHeart quilt for USS John S McCainTeal Mini Swap QuiltDot 'n' Dash Quilt from Piece and Quilt with PrecutsBatik interleave quiltImprov curves giant bacon quiltQuilt as you go baby quiltRed, white, and blue heart quilt for USS FitzgeraldBatik watermelon quiltLemon slice quiltUgly tumbler quiltOpen weave mini quiltChuggin' Along train row-by-row quiltLicense to Shop car row by row license plate mini quiltParty Pop modern batik quiltMini quilt for Curated QuiltsFloral applique quiltRough Around the Edges QuiltBox Block quilt using Rose Water fabric by Free SpiritSliced Mini QuiltSew Many ColorsA Lasting ImpressionMini MadnessShine BrightHere Comes the FunBaby BloomsSpeak Love MiniSliced MiniRockslideA Game of Checkers
2017 was a very productive year! I already have several quilts and new patterns in the works. I can't wait to see what 18 quilts (and more!) I make in 2018!


  1. Wonderful visual, Laura! Who would've thought it was possible. You're amazing.

  2. You've had quite the year Laura. It's amazing you made so many quilts in one year!

  3. Totally awesome and productive year, only to be by this coming year. Love the way you link back to your posts on this! You always give me something to think about!

  4. It was so much fun following along and seeing you grow this year, Laura. I'm excited to see what you have in store in 2018!

  5. I always enjoy reading about your quilts and the thought process behind them. I'm in awe of what you accomplish with two young children. I look forward to more great quilts and blog posts this year.

  6. Well, now I feel like a slacker! Congratulations on a productive year and beautiful finishes. Here's to more in 2018!

  7. Awesome work. I don't know how you do it. I need to get focused and get busy. You inspire me.


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