I am participating in a bloghop hosted Quilting Gail for phd-in-2021. For the past couple of years, I have joined in with the American Patchwork and Quilting Challenge. This past year, I made two lists and sold nearly half of my projects.
I have separated my two lists and have earmarked more projects for sale. The reality is my wrists and hands just cannot take the constant movement, especially since I am still working full time.
Here is Project No. 1 from the Quilt list - the Basket Block Quilt
Project No. 2 - Atomic Starburst. Only problem, I found I don't like to do paper piecing. The templates are even printed out! Maybe I can motivate myself. Project No. 3 - Orphan blocks meet Jelly Roll. I had this one all laid out until Christmas quilt top moved to the forefront.
See that pieced star at the top in the center? It no longer exists. I tried to piece it into a block, and well, let's just say a quilter accident happened. I destroyed it in a sewing rage.
Project No. 4 - National Park Quilt. I have the center panel and all of the companion fabric.
Project No. 5 - Chinese Lantern Quilt. This is one where I have gathered quite a bit of Asian-inspired fabric. The four cross-stitched lanterns are going to be my anchor cornerstones.
Project No. 6 - Red Vignettes Quilt
Project No. 7 - Dark blue/black quilt. There are quite a few finished blocks. Project No. 8 - I didn't realize how little I had of these companion fabrics. Black and pink fabric will be turned into curtains. I pulled this pattern from resale as a keeper.Project No. 9 - Patriotic quilt includes completed blocks and pieces. Project No. 10 - Mariner Quilt, a collection of fish and ocean-related prints.
Project No. 11 - a Moda Tuppence jelly roll and other pieces.
Project No. 12 - The Americana quilt, only a project image that carries over year after year.I had accomplished more than I thought this past year. I didn't include two pink bordered star quilts I rehabilitated and sent to the longarmer. Funny, some projects you lose complete interest. Others you complete to the finish in a flurry, like this Christmas quilt top. Started and finished December 2020.
Here is the intended backing, a 20 year old poinsettia print and a current Robert Hoffman fabric to be sewn together.
Other the obvious downsides and bad things that happened to others, the year was good to me. I received a promotion at work, I tripled my ebay sales for the year, and added two amazing pieces to my thrifted art collection. I feel blessed that my job utilizes all of my legal skills I have gained over the years. As a senior legal analyst for the state of California, I prepare prosecution memoranda against certain California health plans that may have violated the provisions of the Knox Keene Act.
College update: I earned an A in my Modern Art history class last semester (yay!) I begin the Introduction to Art History class this spring. It will be a fast-paced 8 week class and I have to put all of my other interests aside during that time frame.
One of the oldest publications to join my collection is this 1935 The Romance of Patchwork Quilt in America. A keeper for me that lists the original names of some quilt blocks.
I love to see what others are creating, please visit those participating in the hop!