Cheryl Brickey from the Meadow Mist Designs has the best of 2020 link-up for bloggers to share their 5 best blog posts. The best part is we got to define what the 'best' is. Let's get right to it.
The quilt that brings me the most joy this year is the Chemo quilt I made for my neighbor's daughter who went through chemotherapy for a very aggressive breast cancer. When I heard that during the procedure, her fingers and toes were so painful that she had to wear frozen gloves and socks to help numb the pain, I wanted to make a quilt for her. This is the fastest quilt I've made. It took me 12 days, from the day I learned of her favorite color, to the finished quilt, and I didn't have any purple fabric.
|Chemo quilt 43" x 51"
The next quilt is Coming Together. This is a house warming gift for a dear friend who just bought an old house. The house is over 100 years old and is so beautiful both inside and out.
|Coming Together 32" x 35"
My #3 is a fun quilt that I made without any plan. I just started to sew some fabric together, cut it up and ended up with this quilt. I called it Subtraction.
I submitted it to The International Quilt Festival. I was happy that it got into the show even though it didn't win anything. Two weeks ago, one of my quilty friends sent me this picture.
It's one of the ads from the Mancuso Show Management company for their up coming show. It tickled me to see that they used my quilt for their promotion.
The next one is my sister's quilt. I saw a picture from Pinterest and used it as an inspiration for this quilt.
|My sister's quilt 55" x 67.5"
The last but not least, 'Journey'.
|Journey 70" x 70"
This is the biggest quilt I have made to date. Quilting this quilt on my Juki was an experience I will never forget. So many times I wanted to quit but I kept telling self I couldn't. I persisted and here it is, and it's one of the two quilts that are going to QuiltCon Together in February.
This year is an unique year that none of us will ever forget. In a strange way, it's good for me. It makes me to stay put and work on my quilty things instead of going around and do something else. I love to see a quilt conceived from an idea to a finished piece. It gives me a sense of accomplishment.
I hope next year will be better than this year. I hope that we will be more kind, have more patience and love one another.
Happy New Year everyone........