Sunday, January 3, 2021

First Finish of 2021!

 I'm excited to show you my first finish of 2021! This quilt was made over the coarse of 2020 as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at SoScrappy. I'm naming it Color My World. I'm linking to So Scrappy.

With the exception of the border fabric, everything was used from my scrap bins or my stash!

This quilt finishes at 47" x 64"
Each month one color column was made and after 10 months, I put them together. I wanted to add a border to make the quilt a bit larger. I found the border fabric at Joann's. I love how the triangles and colors plays with the top! 
I didn't get a chance to work on this quilt until after Christmas when I finally was able to sandwich and quilt it. I straight-lined quilted on a diagonal across the columns and FMQ a triangular dot to dot pattern from Angela Walters in the border.  
My grandson's snowman, Uno, appreciated the cozy warmth of this quilt!
I'm linking to Link Party Patchwork & Quilts #33 @quiltingpatch.
Once again, I am joining Angela @SoScrappy on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2021. January's color is pink. Angela also recently shared a few tutorials for blocks. I decided that one of my RSC blocks will be the Wonky Shoo Fly block based on Angela's tutorial. I will be using low volume fabrics from my stash for the background. Generally, I make only one block each month but this year I plan on making several of each color. 
I'm also considering, making a Circle of Friends block.

I usually don't make a plan for the year as I prefer to quilt as I am inspired but I can tell you that I do have a few plans for this year! I will be joining Nicholas Ball on another quilt along starting Monday, January 4th! I also signed up for his class on January 19th. I loved making the improv triangle quilt with him last year and I own his book, Inspiring Improv Quilting! Can't wait to get started!
I also signed up for a recorded lecture by Victoria Findlay Wolfe on January 5th. I love her style and her creativity. I went to a lecture by her at my LQS many years ago (before she won at QuiltCon in 2013) and I was in awe of her! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take her class. I do own several of her books. This lecture is about how she made a coat out of one of her quilts. I love this idea! 
I will continue with the Moorwood Mystery Quilt at Meadow Mist Designs and Cheryl just announced that there will be another Mystery Quilt starting in July! 
 I really like how Cheryl runs the QAL. Won't you consider joining?
I have another quilt in progress but I can't mention too much about it as it is a gift. 
And finally, I plan on doing a bit of hand piecing tumbler blocks. I bought some 2 1/2" paper tumbler templates years ago and I think it is time to slowly start another hand pieced quilt. 
Hope everyone has had a great start to 2021!


  1. Congratulations on a finish for 2021! Way to start the new year off great. That snowman with a quilt is just too cute. Love how your shoofly block turned out.

  2. Congratulations on finishing up your RSC20 quilt!! I have some of that border print. It was too cute to leave at the store, wasn't it? Have fun with your Wonky PINK Shoo Fly blocks!

  3. This is a perfect first finish for 2021! I love how it turned out. Working with the wonderful rainbow colors in the doldrums of winter had to be warming feeling. I love the photo of your quilt with the snowman. I’ll bet that makes your grandson feel pretty proud. Your quilting plans for the year sound fantastic. I look forward to watching your progress. 2021 is off to a great start for me. Let’s hope it remains as promising.

  4. Hi Dawn! Your RSC blocks have turned into a beautiful and colorful quilt. What a great finish for the new year. Someone will really enjoy it, for that I'm 100% sure. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Love all your plans for 2021, including joining Angela's Wonky Stars. Congratulations on finishing a quilt! Hip! Hip! Hooray!! Always good to get a finish in to get your quilting mojo going again!

  6. Lovely first finish of the year! Great plans too!
    Thanks for sharing!


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