2021 blog posts: 362
2021 fabric used: 13.28 yards net (150.78 total – if you do the math, you will know how many yards of fabric I bought or was given.)
I didn’t feel as productive this year as I was in 2020. I definitely sewed a lot, but somehow I didn’t finish as many large projects.
Finished 2021 Quilt Projects
- Fabric of the Year 2019 – June 2021
- Frolic! – June 2021
- Pink Kaffe Quilt – finished March 2021
- Put a Ring on It – finished July 2021
- Red Scribbles – finished January 2021
- X Quilt – finished May 2021
Finished 2021 Small and Non-Quilt Projects
This category covers bags, toys, aprons and knitting as well as other non-quilt projects.
- Altoid Tin Sewing Kits
- Bias Tape block
- Bowl Cozies – finished November 2021
- Amy’s bowl cozies – finished December 2021
- Boxy Clear Pouches – finished December 2021
- Carrie’s pouch
- Sue’s pouch
- Tim’s pouch
- Drawstring Bags
- Eye Masks
- Face Masks
- Flagler Bag
- Gazebo Table Topper
- Gift Bag
- Inside Outside Pouch
- Alison Glass Inside Outside Pouch- finished November 2021
- Dripping Rose Inside Outside Pouch– finished November 2021
- I-Spy Pouch
- Jane Market Tote – finished March 2021
- Japanese (Tessuti) apron – finished December 2021
- Journal Covers
- La Passacaglia
- Missouri Star block – finished July 2021
- Mustang Purse Organizers – finished April 2021
- One Hour Basket – finished March 2021
- Piebald Pouch – finished April 2021
- Potholders – finished October 2021
- Retreat Pouches
- Rock Star block – finished June 2021
- Sew Together Bags
- Sotak Purse Organizer gift #1 – finished January 2021
- Sotak Purse Organizer gift #2 – finished January 2021
- Superbloom Tote – finished March 2021
- Tessuti Apron – finished December 2021
- Triple Zip Pouch – finished May 2021
Looking at all of these accessories and small projects makes me excited to make more. I just don’t have time to do as much sewing as I want. 🙁
- Block Party Donation quilt
- Blue Improv Donation quilt
- Double Spiky 16 Patch #1 donation top
- Double Spiky 16 Patch #2 donation top
- Ends donation tops
- HST Donation Top/Back
- Pop Parade Donation Top/Back
- St. Patrick’s Donation quilt
- Tim’s Improv Donation Top/Back
- Yellow Donation Top/Back
In Process or To Make
The ‘In Process’ is used to denote projects on which I am actively working or are on the design wall waiting for me to stitch. I am continuing to try not to put away projects. I find putting a project away ensures I never work on them, because I just lose steam.
- The circle quilt is on the design wall, which is folded up and not yet back on the wall.
Small Projects to Make or in Process
Most of my progress involves thinking or just cutting.
- One Hour Basket for my stuff that tends to accumulate on the dining room table. I may switch to one of the Minikins projects or a Catch All Caddy for this purpose.
- One Hour Basket for DH’s stuff that tends to accumulate on the dining room table. I may switch the pattern to one of the Minikins projects for this purpose.
- Retreat Organizer – another project from the Crafty Gemini Organizer Club, also on my list, but not yet started. Recently, I saw one of these made up and I am not so nervous about it
- Superbloom tote using Hindsight fabric – not started
- Ultimate Project Organizer – another project from the Crafty Gemini Organizer Club, also on my list, but not yet started
Ultimate Carry All Bag for me – I have the inside pockets as well as the front panel made. I am working my way through the exterior and hope to finish soon.FINISHED! See above.
- Westchester shirt – this is a Crafty Gemini pattern. I bought the fabric at PIQF in 2018. I have the pattern pieces cut out and ready to sew. I was held up by the supply list which wanted a Jersey needle. SIL #2 and Mary C said that a regular knit needle was fine.
I decided that some of my projects are in a different class because they are hand piecing or embroidery or beading. They take longer. Thus I created a new category and have moved some projects here.
- English Paper Piecing Project– half hexies – I haven’t been working on this since shelter-in-place started.
- La Passacaglia – I am on month 3 (almost month 4) of an 18 month block-of-the-month project with Pink Door. I am more behind, but working hard to not get farther behind.
Ready for Quilting
- Nothing at the moment
In the Quilting Process
In the Finishing Process
I still have WIPs. Who doesn’t, after all? A project in the ‘UFO’ category means I am stalled. A nicer way of saying UFO is a WIP. The list is a lot shorter and the projects are newer, for the most part.
- Handbag Sampler – this is still the forgotten project. It should be on the UFO list. The blocks were teaching samples when I taught a sampler class some time before I started writing the quilt class sampler tutorials. I found one block recently, but otherwise I actually don’t know exactly where the blocks are hiding. I crawled up in the far reaches of my fabric closet to see if I could find them and they weren’t where I thought. I am sort of mystified as to where they could be. I haven’t even found a picture of all the blocks. Sad.
- Lobster – I think I might make this into a tablerunner for the buffet. I think that will be a good and fun use of the piece even if the colors aren’t quite right for the dining room.
- Pies and Points from 2016 Victoria Findlay Wolfe class. The last time I worked on it was when Julie and I had a playdate in April 2018. I brought this piece with me so I could cut more elements (Julie has a Sizzix). I lost my excitement about this piece shortly thereafter, but I am ready to work on it as soon as I get my design walls back up.
- Pointillist Palette #4: Fourth is a series of 6 quilts; needs tiny square patches sewn together. No progress.
- Self Portrait: started in 2006 at a class at Quilting Adventures in Richmond, Virginia. I am still stalled on this again. As one of my oldest (I am pretty sure) UFO, I put it on my blog and out into the Twitterverse and Diane suggested that I not consider this as a self portrait. I think that strategy is a great idea. I am now trying to think of a new persona for her.
- Serendipity Lady – I am still planning to take this piece to be framed.
- Who Am I? – This piece is still languishing. Perhaps having a larger design wall will help me regain momentum. The amount of satin stitching I was facing was a problem until I thought of BIAS TAPE. I am going to make the words with bias tape, perhaps different widths, then I won’t have to sew the satin stitching. Red Scribbles and Friend Julie helped me come up with this solution. Now I just have to do it!
I have been stuck on small projects. It is because of the workroom redo , but I am also enjoying working on bags and pouches. Don’t worry, I am not giving up quilts.
I also finally made it into the green in fabric usage. WHEW! I’ll never make it to 100 yards unless I give a boatload of fabric away, but at least I have made up for the fabric I have purchased this year.