It's always fun to look back to see what I made each year. I knew there weren't many quilts this year, but there were more projects and other bits, and I still like to have them all in one place, so here goes: Quilts, Other Projects, and Blocks. (Links are attached if you want to read more.)
QuiltsThis was a quilt that was started last year during the Quilter's Color Quest led by Rachel Hauser. At the time I made it, I said that I hoped to make more Bear Paw Quilts this year based on other blocks made in that workshop. Oops. Didn't happen. I donated this quilt to Margaret's Hope Chest for the Mother and Baby Program (for mothers experiencing postpartum depression or other perinatal distress).
This quilt was originally intended to be a donation quilt, but my husband claimed it. The pattern is Chain Linx by Karen at Sugar Free Quilts.
This quilt replaced the Blues quilt above for donation to Mercyful Quilts, a quilt collection by Bernie at Needle and Foot for end-of-life patients. Preeti at Sew Preeti Quilts challenged us to overwhelm Bernie with quilts and supplied patterns, layouts, tutorials and inspiration.
This is a present for my brother-in-law to celebrate his 57th birthday (this week). He opened the quilt a few days early and is already enjoying it while visiting my sister-in-law. They sent photos. Yippee! (His smile is cropped out for privacy.)
1. Two pillows for my living room chairs
Both are from shopping my fabric drawers--a squirrel of a project.
2. Cosmetic bags, sunglass cases, and tissue covers
These were donated to Carole from my Carolina Home for the Safelight Domestic Violence Shelter.
3. Three placematsno
These are from leftovers from my Positivity Quilt. I'll be donating them to my LQS for the spring collection for distribution through Meals on Wheels.
It's based loosely on a pattern by Aleah at no time to sew.
This was another squirrel project made from a piece of vintage fabric I found at a local antique market. Now when my machine sits out in the living room, the mess is a little more organized and prettier.
No, I didn't make these, but it sure was fun being with the grandkiddies after a long time apart. I taught my granddaughter how to make an accidental landscape wall hanging. My grandson got in the quilting spirit by making his own quilt block--with tape! During another sewing session, my granddaugher made a hand-sewn tissue cover and I made my grandson a teeny tiny blanket for a beanie baby, but somehow there are no photos.
Much of my year was spent making blocks a little at a time for PQs (Potential Quilts).
1. 52 blocks (one each week) in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors and the Year of Scrappy Triangles patterns.2. 48 blocks of the Confetti quilt by Rachel Hauser.
3. 121 hand-pieced 4-patch blocks from my scraps and vintage (by way of having them for so many years) fabrics.
So...that's 4 quilts, 13 projects (plus the grandkiddie projects), and 221 blocks.
This coming year, I hope to add to the triangles and finish that quilt, finish the Confetti quilt, make more Bear Paw quilts and more placemats, and start fresh quilts with all the new fabrics I collected over the year.
Also, I hear there is another Quilt-Along with Preeti and Bernie for Mercyful Quilts. And who knows what else the year might bring?
I'm linking up with Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for the Best of 2021 Linky Party. I know this is more than 5 favorites (but it is 3 sections), and I like to keep all my finishes in one place rather than have multiple year-end posts. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to share.
I hope that all of you will unwrap a new year that's full of happiness, health and time for lots of quilting.
(Just a reminder: I'm not affiliated with any company, so when I mention products, services, or stores I'm just documenting what I used or liked.)