Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Favourite Finishes 2021

Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a linky party to celebrate our accomplishments in 2021. It was quite a stressful and memorable year, so it was good to look back and remember some happy quilty memories.

These are my top 6 finishes for 2021:


Favourite Machine Quilting



1) Grassy Creek - this is my version of the 2020 Quiltville mystery. I made a smaller lap size donation quilt. This is my favourite machine quilting accomplishment from this year, especially the hearts in the grey border spaces.


Favourite Original Design






2) Swimming in a sea of scraps - this quilt was a real challenge for me. I received a bag of scraps in the mail from the Sister's Scrap Challenge to make a quilt. There were so many small scraps! We could add a background to the project and this is the quilt I ended up with.



Favourite Mini Projects






3) Table Scraps placemats - the Joyful Quilter issued the Table Scraps Challenge to help us use up our smaller scraps and I made many placemats to donate to Meals on Wheels. It was a wonderful project to use up old blocks and little  scraps, and provided a wonderful sense of accomplishment each month.


Favourite RSC project


4) RSC Maverick Stars - this is my favourite Rainbow Scrap Challenge project! Some of these star blocks are made from very tiny scraps and this quilt holds a lot of wonderful memories for me. The quilt top was finished during a special visit at my friend Deanna's house.


Favourite Hand Quilting




5) Hand Quilted Rails - this was made from fabric strips given to me by my friend Gillian. I just love the soft colour pallet and really enjoyed my first experience (and definitely not my last) hand quilting with a wool batting.



Favourite Mystery Quilt

6) Bats and Boos - this is my favourite mystery quilt adventure this year. It was a free mystery from the Fat Quarter shop, made completely from stash, and every step of the process was fun, fun, fun!



Linking up to the Best of 2021 party!

14 comments:

Kathy S. said...

It's hard to pick five favorites from your blog posts. They are all gorgeous. I love the placemats for Meals on Wheels. Your favorite design is beautiful. I love the one with the chains of hour glasses in it as a close second. Grassy Creek seems to be a favorite among other bloggers as well. Gorgeous projects. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2022, Kathy.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love your Rainbow challenge quilt - love the bright colors

Deb A said...

Great recap of some finishes this year! I'm hoping to see the alamo stars next year =).

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

I think the Boo is my favorite. I keep meaning to do a Halloween quilt, maybe this year.

Jeanna said...

All very nice finishes! Grassy Creek and Maverick Stars are two favorites.

Frog Quilter said...

Your favorites are all beautiful!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

You certainly had a very productive year, Kathy. I enjoyed seeing all of your favorite finishes. Also your fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt are so pretty. Such soft lovely purples. Have a beautiful day and happy quilting.

Laundered Cotton said...

Your 'Swimming in a Sea of Scraps' gave me chuckle; it's a great pattern. Happy New Year!

Jenny said...

Lovely to see your favourites. I rather like the soft and pretty rail quilt, did you keep this one? The placemats are all rather special too, and very achievable each month to do, I imagine.

tubakk said...

So many beautiful quilts, and so me with all those scraps. Thanks for all great inspiration you give me. My favorite is the star quilt. I think I'm in love with star quilt just now. Have a wonderful new year with lots of sewing and fun. Greetings from Norway.

Janet O. said...

Six very nice looking finishes!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful finishes, all of them! Thanks for linking up and Happy New Year!

scraphappy said...

Whenever I see a list of quilts, the scrappy ones are always my favorites. The Maverick Stars just make my hear sing. Even though Swimming in a sea of scraps gave you lots of design struggles, the finished quilt is fabulous!

Kate said...

You had some very fun finishes last year! Maverick Stars is my favorite. I have a very soft spot for RSC quilts.