Thursday, December 30, 2021

The Best of 2021

Cheryl Brickey at Meadow Mist Designs once again is inviting bloggers to join the best of 2021 link-up and share their 5 best blog posts of the year.


The Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival:

The biggest thrill was to see my quilt 'Coming Together' win 2nd place in the Mid Century Modern category.  It's the first ribbon for me.


QuiltCon Together:

The news that my 2 quilts got accepted into the show brought me much delight.   Read about them in this blog.   Here they are 'Journey' and 'Autumn 21'.  You can read about 'Journey' here.


Magazine Publishing:

The next good news was my block 'Intersection' was chosen to be featured in the MQG Journal issue #3/ July, August, September 2021.  It was very exciting to see my work in the Journal.


I also had 3 patterns published in the Simply Moderne magazine.  The first one is 'My Way' in the Fall issue 26.  The other two are 'Coming Together' and 'Candy Box 2' in the Winter issue 27.



What a year this has been for me.  Even though I didn't make many original designed projects and finished very few UFO and WIP quilts, it has been a productive year for me.  My favorite projects are those I made for charities; for my Valley MQG, IQM, H2H to name a few, and those I made for family and friends.


Thanks to Cheryl for hosting this 'Best of.....' link-up party.


Happy New Year Everyone!!!


Monday, December 13, 2021

December OMG finished

This month I set a goal to make a baby gift for a friend. It’s all finished and gifted yesterday. Here are the pictures of the front and part of the back.

This quilt was a joy to make.  Faux Rag quilting is fast and produces  great result.  I love it!!

Update on my quilted Christmas ornaments.  When I first planned for this project, I thought it would be fast and I would make tons of them in no time because they were only 4 inches small.  The reality hit when it took me over a week just to make 4 pieces.  Anyway, I managed to make 15 ornaments last month.  These are for my own tree and giving away to family.  Here they are.



Confession, I made only five ornaments with FPP technique, see if you can guess which ones.  For the rest, I used improv and made them up as I went.  It was more fun for me to make improv blocks.  It would be better if I had used the paper designed especially for FPP blocks, I think.  With regular printer paper, I found, it's hard to tear the paper without splitting the seams at the end even though I used very, very small stitch length.

I'm a little sad that the year is coming to an end but I'm hopeful for the new year to come.  These are the last projects of this year.  Now it's time to think about and plan for next year’s projects.  I was disappointed that my 2 entries to QuiltCon didn't make it.  I didn't join in the QuiltCon Rejects event on Instagram, I feel it's a bit pessimistic to call them Rejects.   


This is the time that some of us celebrate the birth of Christ.  I'm so grateful that I'm a Christian.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year everyone.


John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

A Gift for a Friend’s Baby Girl and Dec. OMG

I just received great news from a friend that they just welcomed a new baby girl. Here are flannel fabrics that I pulled out so far. 


I'll make it with the Faux Rag Quilting technique.  I love making Faux Rag quilts for babies because they’re soft and warm.  Faux Rag quilting is perfect for a short notice and quick gift.  

Last summer I made this Faux Rag quilt for a friend.

I really like how it turned out and I want to use this pattern again but with different fabric this time.

This is my OMG for December. It’s hard to believe that we’re at the last OMG of the year.  I want to publicly thank Patty, again, for hosting the OMG.  I started joining in the fun in January 2020 and have been linked up every month since.  OMG has helped me to stay focused and on course no matter what the pandemic threw in our way.  In the past two years, with my husband working from home, through the lock-down and the mandates, I was able to put my mind at ease and concentrate on my tasks.  For that I’m very thankful.  

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.