Saturday, December 26, 2020

Here's to the close of 2020 and new hope for 2021!

 I thought I would participate in the Best of 2020 linky party hosted by Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs. She has asked that a new blog post be written highlighting the 5 best of my blog post from 2020. Cheryl has left it up to us to determine which post are 'the best'!

The first 'best' up for me is my post from October 31st when I posted about my finish of my Look on the Bright Side quilt. This quilt was made from my participation in the Quiet Play Pattern Club from 2019. All the blocks are paper pieced and designed by Kristy Lea. 

I really enjoyed sewing the paper pieced blocks in rainbow colors and the text blocks!

I picked this post because although this quilt took me longer than usual to finish, I kept working on it and finally finished it~~~no UFO here!
Second 'best' is from my blog post on August 30th. This post showed the finish of my I Spy quilt featuring by grandson. He still loves to take out the quilt and 'spy' all the things on the quilt! There are over 100 things to search for!


My third 'best' is Manifest, a quilt I featured in my May 13th blog post. I designed this quilt for my daughter. She loves very simple designs and sent me some ideas to work with. This quilt also feature some of my natural dyed fabrics!
The fourth 'best' is my Breaking the Rules quilt featured in my March 19th blog post. This quilt was created as part of the #improvtrianglesewalong by Nicholas Ball. I really loved learning this technique and how this quilt turned out! It now hangs in my quilt room.
I quilted it using a dense straight line/matchstick type quilting...much denser than I usually quilt!
Finally, my fifth 'best' is my Orphism quilt. It is based on the Cubism Art movement which is known for it's abstraction and bright colors. This was featured in my 
May 6th blog post.
I really like this quilt that is made with 2 different sizes of HST. The pop of yellow really makes the quilt stand out. 
Well, that is my 5 best! It was hard to pick only 5 out of 20 quilts that I made during 2020, however it was fun to look back through the past year. Hope you enjoyed it!

18 comments:

  1. Dawn these are some great finishes. I love the matchstick quilting. Great job on the piecing for your Bright Side quilt.

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  2. A beautiful gallery of quilts! I love the photo of your grandson exploring the quilt!

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  3. Some lovely finishes. Many happy hours for your grandson hunting through the I spy quilt.

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  4. Thanks for sharing some of your lovely finishes. I love the bright colors in your paper pieced quilt. Definitely what was needed in 2020!

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  5. I love all 5 of these, what beautiful finishes. I love the improv and paper pieced quilts.

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  6. Love the Look on the Bright Side quilt. What a happy piece. And the I Spy quilt. I bet it is a joy to watch him hunt. The other quilts are pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What fabulous finishes. I absolutely love your look on the Bright Side quilt. Seeing your grandson play on the I Spy quilt just warms my heart!

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  8. Hi Dawn! They are all fabulous and I can see why they are favorite finishes. But the I Spy with your grandson - I LOVE IT. He's so adorable, I spying. Happy New Year to you and your family. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. Love your "Look on the Bright Side" quilt! It's a perfect quilt for 2020 ... and it's not a UFO ... congratulations on a wonderful finish!

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  10. Twenty quilts — wow!! They are all wonderful but I especially like the I Spy quilt.

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  11. Your quilts are all beautiful! I made the houses quilt, too, inspired by you...my Shelter in Place 2020 quilt. My favorite is the last one pictured.

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  12. They are all so beautiful - I really love your Look on the BRight Side quilt!

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  13. Love your triangle quilt! I sooo wanted to join the sew along but I had too much on my plate. All the best for 2021! xo Melanie

    www.mellmeyer.de

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  14. What a great mix of quilt finishes--with lots of color and sparkle! Congrats on a fabulous year of quilting fun!

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  15. Love your finishes! Great job in 2020, looking forward to see you 2021 has in store.

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  16. I enjoyed revisiting these finishes from 2020. Fabulous, one and all!! Best wishes for a productive 2021.

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