Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The Best of 2021

 Every year, Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs, hosts her "Best of " linky party.  I have joined in the fun for quite a few years now. 

 I like that it makes me look back on the year and enjoy the quilts I finished.  



This year was all about scrap quilts.  An early quilt I made was this blue and brown courthouse steps quilt.  I was initially thinking my sister might want it once she finishes building her new house.  But one day my neighbor came over and wanted it for her newly refurbished livingroom.  I couldn't argue - it looks perfectly at home.

...and I get to visit it often!



My favorite quilt for the year was this one made for one of my Scrap Mixology patterns.  The pattern is called Bloom. Who knew when I started out that I was going to fall in love with this one?  I am not sure if it is the colors, the layout or the design...but it now resides in my personal collection.




When I wasn't playing with scraps, I did finish a few quilts from stash fabric.  I had quite a few projects that have been sitting in fabric piles for quite some time.  The fabric for this All That Jazz quilt was gifted to me by a friend.  I really loved the fabrics and didn't want to cut them up into small pieces.  
So this pattern worked perfectly!




And finally, some of my favorite finishes every year are the quilts I help finish for Covered in Love.  The blocks are all finished by others and I just sew the blocks together and quilt them.  I enjoy looking at all the scrap fabrics other people own.  In 2021 there were a total of seven or eight.  You can look back on them here, here, here, and here.  I am so thankful for the support I get in pattern sales and affiliate links here on my blog as it allows me to step away from my client quilts and work on these donation quilts.  It feels good to give back - I am hoping to help out again in 2022.




A big thanks to Cheryl for hosting the event again.  I hope you spend some time checking out all the other bloggers who are linking up their favorites for the year.  There are some awesome quilts being shared!


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9 comments:

  1. All of your quilts are lovely but my favorite is the courthouse steps. I love the arrangement of your blocks that make the zigzag effect!

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  2. The first quilt does look perfectly at home in your neighbors living room! It's so fun to take a look back at the year and get to see some of your favorite makes. I look forward to seeing what you make in 2022!

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  3. I love your quilts - so many great design ideas and color combinations! Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2022!

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  4. Fantastic projects. Still love scrap quilts the best.

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  5. Congrats on all of the wonderful finishes! Thanks for linking up and Happy New Year!

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  6. Lovely, lovely quilts and I do adore your blue and brown court house steps. It's nice to have good neighbors!!

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  7. What a great year of quilts you had, Cynthia. Cheers to a new year & lots of new quilts!

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  8. All your quilts are lovely, but I love most the courthouse steps.

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  9. What a fabulous selection of quilts, Cynthia! I'm looking forward to seeing what you will create in 2022. LOVE your scrappy work!!

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