Quilts I Made in 2020
How’s your quilty to-do list coming along?
Mine seems to be ever expanding – ha!
So, before diving in to all the new quilts I want to make in 2021, I thought it would be fun to take a moment to look back at the quilty projects I was able to complete in 2020.
Now, 2020 was a strange year in that I was away from the sewing studio for more than 6 months. Whaaa? The fact that I got anything quilted and finished last year is pretty remarkable!
It also served as a great reminder that no matter what crazy hurdles life throws our way, we can always sneak in some creative time 😉
Let’s dive in (or, skip to the end for the video)!
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CLOUD SURFING QUILT
I kicked off 2020 by finishing up my lap size Cloud Surfing quilt. This was a fun collaboration between Jenny from Papper Sax Sten, Art Gallery Fabrics and myself. Jenny was kind enough to send me her oval drunkards path rulers to play with and I had the best time designing new quilt ideas featuring those templates. Coming out of that play session, I was most fired up to make the Cloud Surfing quilt. I’m so happy I did because not only was she a fun quilt to design and piece, but I’m also so excited that she’s heading to QuiltCon 2021!!
And since so many of you have reached out to say how much you love the design but are a little intimidated by all the curves, I’m hosting a virtual Cloud Surfing workshop (join the workshop here) to help you take the fear out of quilting curves!! That’s right, you can come quilt with me and a few other students to tackle this modern abstract quilt!
CLOUD SURFING IMPROV
Once I had both the lap and baby Cloud Surfing quilts made, I was eager to dive into an improv quilting project. This time, I opted to feature some of the fabrics from the baby Cloud Surfing quilt paired with the AGF premium linen from the lap one.
I then went to town hand quilting her in a variety of thread weights to up the quilty texture.
LANDMARK QUILTED WALL HANGING
I had the pleasure of testing out the Landmark quilt pattern for Wendy of The Weekend Quilter as part of her new *Urban Quilting book!
We have such amazing talent in our quilting community and getting to support fellow makers is just the best!
IMPROV LANDMARK QUILTED WALL HANGING
I’ll be sharing some more details with you on this one, but suffice to say I had the best time playing with the scraps leftover from the Landmark quilt 😉
This is the second one I’ve made and it just keeps getting better! I owe you this pattern and I’m hoping 2021 is THE year. Plus, I haven’t told you yet, but she’s got a twin. I’ve got a fun stack of fabrics sitting there patiently waiting for me to get through some deadlines and then I’m diving in to the Lunar Eclipse quilt!
SIT ‘N SEW PINCUSHION
I released this cutie early in 2020 and then promptly left the city – ha! When I got back to the city in the early fall, I created a video tutorial for Simple Simon and Co. fall session. It was so fun to work with the scraps leftover from my Ruby & Bee solids Shattered Star quilt!
I then went on to make a whole bunch more as gifts for the holidays. You can read more about those here.
SHATTERED STAR QUILT, TABLE RUNNER & LUMBAR PILLOW
If that wasn’t enough, I then launched into hosting my first ever quilt along! Designing the Shattered Star Quilt Along and the holiday fat quarter friendly version to go along with it was intense! Ha! It was amazing and also beyond challenging. It definitely tested me on all levels, but I also learned so much! Plus, getting to connect with you that like was truly AWESOMESAUCE!
Since it’s just me in my business, getting to connect creatively with other makers through collaborations is just so fun! I can’t say how much I appreciate those opportunities.
SUNSHINE ON A SATURDAY MORNING
This little cutie was created after I’d been away from the studio for months. It felt good to come back and be in a creative zone – no expectations, just me, the fabric and tools and my creative instincts! Read more about her here.
The Quiltmas Elves always have the best time pulling together the free holiday blocks for you! It’s a lot of work, but we also have so much fun sneaking in all the quilty shenanigans! In case you missed the fun, check out 2020 and 2019!
PLUS INFINITY – THE SCRAPPY ONE
It never ceases to amaze me how much time designing quilt patterns take. I’ve been working on revamping the original Plus Infinity quilt pattern and hope to have her released in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
I’m walking you through all the quilt projects I completed in today’s video!
This is the first time I’ve rounded up my quilts for you and I’d love your feedback! Let me know in the comments in you’d like me to film more videos of the quilts I make so you can ‘see’ them better!