2020 Review, Part II

Here are the rest of my 2020 project completions.  As previously mentioned, shelter-in-place was an opportunity!

I designed and made Fiddlesticks after seeing a number of similar quilts on the internet.

Pineapple Fabrics requested pineapple blocks for a children’s hospital donation project, and my friend Chela and I each made several.

I finally finished this little art quilt, which was started several years ago

This quilt used up a lot of scraps!

I made numerous projects inspired by books I reviewed for C&T.  The quilt on the left is a modification of a pattern that appears in New Patchwork and Quilting Basicsby Jo Avery.  The block on the right is one of my favorites of the year; the pattern is in Quilt: Modern Curves and Bold Stripes.

The quilt above is modified from my friend Elizabeth’s Merrion Square pattern.  The pattern is available in her Payhip shop and includes several variations.

This quilt was made with a jelly roll I won in a contest!  The pattern is in Love Jelly Roll Quilts.

Who can resist the colorful fabrics by Kaffe Fasset? I made two quilts with them. This pattern is available free from Free Spirit Fabrics, here.

And here’s the quilt made with leftover blocks:

Above is another Scrap Quilt, 64″ x 64″. I was planning to teach it in January, but the COVID numbers have gotten too high here for that to be safe right now.

This is the quilt in crib size

The quilt above is another I developed for Studio Stitch.  I think they still have some kits left if you’re interested.  My friend Mary just sent me a picture of her completed quilt from the kit!

This next quilt, 12″ x 12″, was just a block for years after I took a leaf pounding class.  I finally quilted it, and I’m happy with the result.

Here are 3 that I know you’ve seen before, but they were completed in 2020, so gotta show them:

And finally, here’s my end-of-year art quilt.  I’ve had this idea in mind for some time so I was glad to finally get it out on fabric.  I think the tree topper needs a golden starburst around it, so I’ll be adding that before the next holiday season, but at least the quilt is mostly done.

Xmas, 25.5″ x 31.5″

Whew!  2020 had some redeeming accomplishments despite all the “challenges”, as we like to call them!  I hope you find that the year had some good points for you, as well.

19 thoughts on “2020 Review, Part II

  1. How serendipitous! That Fiddlesticks quilt is first in line!
    A few days ago, I pulled out my (your pattern and idea) Fiddlesticks WIP and have been enjoying ‘fiddling’ with it! HA! I have 3 blocks 100% done with 3 more partials in the queue and plenty of halfway scrappy strips set to be set-in. The ‘slash’ method works amazingly well – just need to recheck the resulting recombinant & resewn blocks alignment before the final stitching in place is done. So much easier than pre-accounting for 1/4 inch seams on the cut edges etc. Genius, Zippy!
    Oh and about your solo maple leaf block quilt: did you do the echo quilting with your walking foot?
    I seem to remember your aversion towards doing the actual quilting – so brava on tackling it on that finished piece!
    🙂

  2. I cannot pick a favorite… I love them all! What a productive year! I enjoyed making your Zig-Zag pattern, and I have made a quilt using the Free Spirit parent because of your post. Thank you for being such a great source of inspiration and information.

  3. Wow! You have done some amazing quilts! I have followed your blog for quite some time. I always enjoy seeing your quilts. There is beauty in every one of them. The tally as a whole is more than gorgeous! Cheers to you! May this new year be quilty beautiful for you!

  4. Hi, No surprise to me, but I see you’ve been quite busy with quilts! Until the holidays, I’ve been working on movements from the Cello Suites, and more cooking than I’ve done in years.
    I hope you and your family are doing well! Right now all three children are in town. No grandchildren yet.
    Take care,
    Diana

  5. Oh, my gosh, Mary. I realized these were going to the old Hotmail account I am wanting to close. So I tried to set up a new account with my new email. It asked for a user name but would accept nothing that I put in, I even tried old family surnames, all kinds of things and it would not accept any of them. In frustration, I typed “supercalifragilisticexpialidoscious” and it said “your account is now set up! NOOOOOOO! I didn’t mean it! But then it wouldn’t let me make a comment until I put in a password but by that time I didn’t recall that I had even put a password in. So I tried to go back to the old Hotmail to make a comment but then it wanted my password for that and I had no memory what that was because it had never asked me for it before. Anyway…..I really liked the whimsy of the art quilt and I was fascinated by the quilt you said you made with leftover blocks from the previous quilt you displayed. Every block was something to focus on, quite lovely. I don’t know what to do at this point to get back in your website’s good graces! Love, Kathleen

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  6. Wow were you busy! Good work!! You have some scrappy ones there that I covet! What is hanging on the Christmas tree?

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