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Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021

One final completed quilt for 2020 and #4 for December – Blue Onion (50″ x 70″).

It was quilted with the panto-graph Parchment from Urban Elementz.  It is a challenge to get a good picture of the quilting, so here is a picture of the design.

Parchment - Pantograph

So my totals for 2020:

  • Pieced tops – 19
  • Completed quilts – 23
  • UFOs finished – 9
  • Yardage used – 95 yards

The two tops pieced prior to 2008 are not completed quilts, so that will be a roll-over goal for 2021.  I would also like to see the yardage used at 100+ for 2021.  I guess I had better get busy.

As a close to 2020, here is my annual empty thread cone picture.

Happy New Year,

Marlene

Blue Onion

Since I have several works-in-progress that has stalled due to different reasons, so I decided to pull out a project that would be fast, fun and no thinking involved. Does such a quilting project truly exist?

The first challenge was choosing the fabric. The pattern calls for 3/8 yard of 12 different prints which means no raiding of the fat quarter stash. A shopping trip to the local quilt store (the end of January) produced 7 of the 12 and I was able to cull the remaing 5 from my yardage.

The next step was to cut out rectangles and organize them into 6 stacks of 6 different fabrics.

Using the Ovals All Ways by Creative Grid, the curved pieces for each block was cut. Each block contains 5 pieces with 4 seams, so the piecing went smoothly.

Remember my comment about no thinking involved – well that part of the plan hit a brick wall. After sewing the below block, I had second and third thoughts about including the turquoise polka-dots on white background fabric in this quilt.

After careful consideration, thinking through all my options and a headache, I decided to finish the quilt top without fabric changes.

The Blue Onion quilt top (50″ x 70″) was completed today and I have to admit that I am glad that I left the polka-dots in. To me they add a lot of playfulness and energy to the quilt.

This weekend was very productive in the sewing department. Besides Blue Onion, I also sewed two tablecloths and one pink pillowcase. The last time my youngest granddaughter visited me, she told me that the pillow in the playroom should really be pink.

Happy Quilting and Stay Healthy

Marlene