2021 finishes

Welcome, I hope you enjoy 2021's eclectic mix of finished quilts.
So nice to reflect back and see how my quilting 'style' has changed over time

Scrappy Jewel Box Quilt
 Here's my last finish for 2021
From scrap basket to scrap quilt, 
it's a real mix of prints - precious pieces, forgotten fabrics, dated designs, 
with a few designer ones thrown in for a special treat
I sent this quilt out for a spot of longarm quilting, 
and Leeanne from quiltmekiwi didn't disappoint with 'breezy' an open edge to edge pattern. 
I chose to back it with an earlier pieced quilt top, primarily in matching pinks, grey & purple tones. 
{one good way to deal to a quilt top waiting in the quilting queue!}
The binding choice was an easy one, a final bright pink "pop" of Tula stripe.
Finished quilt measures 58" x 65". 

"Sweetpea" Quilt {aka square in a square}
Pattern available at Queen of Fabric here
Quilt Measurements  42" x 56"
Finished 5/12/2021
Baptist Fan edge to edge quilting by  Leeanne from quiltmekiwi.
Batting - Wool/polyester 
Backing - scrappy vintage sheet leftovers
The binding fabric is a very early cotton from my stash, I wanted a soft mauve finish to this one!

"Another Story" quilt
 "Another Story" quilt {a pattern by Joana from thimbles and needles}
- most quilters want to make a hexi quilt, at least once, yes?
I used {mainly} Anna Maria Horner's fabulous florals from my stash
Quilt size: 50" x 59"
Finished: October 2021.
Machine Pieced.
Machine quilted  edge to edge in straight lines by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi.
And how about a scrappy back for the win!
The binding is a yarn dyed stripe in gold, 'stitch in saddle' from warp and weft wovens fabrics 
Such a sweet little finish!

'Bars and Strings' quilt
Finished October 2021
Made using Liberty, recycled shirts, fabrics from my stash and a couple of Laura Ashley fabrics. 
Machine quilted  by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi

Norah quilt
This quilt was strip pieced in a large traditional log cabin style, 
{see here for details of the simple sewalong, no pattern}
Started in April 2020 finished September 2021
It progressed very quickly and held my interest as I made colour decisions with every seam.
Cotton batting for that soft & snuggly feel
Keeping with the scrappy theme, the back is a hodgepodge of large scraps.
I finished the quilt with a black & white stripe for the binding.
Machine quilted by me
Finished quilt measures 58" x 58".

Liberty Love quilt
Cotton batting to add that snuggle factor!
Finished Sept 2021
The backing was a big piece of vintage fabric I found in town at a 'sallie amani' shop 
I finished the quilt with a black & white stripe for the binding
- love the contrast with those itty bitty busy Liberties
Machine quilted by me
Finished quilt measures: 60" x 52" 

9patch remix quilt
A modern version of the good old nine patch. 
I used lots of leftover geometric fabrics - a mash up of Carolyn Friedlander's fabric and Karen Lewis textiles - and teamed them up with a mix of Liberty and other prints. 
It's a winning geometric : floral combo!
I had it quilted in an e2e pattern, called 'Bapist Fan' by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi.

"Penny Patch"  quilt
a scrappy quilt with three sizes of “four-patch” blocks at play with each other here.
Finished quilt measures 48" x 59"

"Flowers on her Fence" quilt
There's a little story behind this quilt, see on the blog Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Finished quilt measures 52" x 59".
Quilted by Leeanne in organic lines... in true utility scrap quilt fashion! 

'Sidewalk Chalk' quilt
Finished April 2021
It was a fun and fast make, a great way to sew “random with a plan”
I had it machine quilted a while back in the 'ripples' edge to edge pattern 
by Leeanne from 'quilt me kiwi'.
For my binding I used a multi-coloured Kaffe print 'persian garden' in rust, 
which might seem like an unlikely choice, but I think it works.
The finished quilt measures 47" x 53".

'Anna's Stars' quilt
Started April 2019, finished April 2021
I went with a wide AMH backing fabric, and used a bright Tula Pink fabric for my binding.
Leeanne from quiltmekiwi did the quilting for me, an edge to edge pattern called 'waterdrops'.
Finished quilt measures 56" x 73".
Donated to Hospice here in Auckland

'Nine Patch Action' quilt
I sort of followed the picture of a vintage quilt from Roderick Kiracofe's book 
"unconventional and unexpected", see here.
I used a mix of favourite fabrics in this quilt top, including Liberty, solids, ginghams & AMH.
I had it machine quilted by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi in an edge to edge pattern, called 'breezy'.
Finished quilt size 60" x 70"
April 2021

'Many Trips Around the World' quilt
Scrappy assortment of fabrics from my stash, 
alot of my hoarded fabrics in my favorite springtime palette, 
including Kaffes and Jennifer Paganellis. 
A super simple quilt where colour, scale and value do all the work.
March 2021
Finished quilt size 48" x 62" 

Coin quilt
A crazy mishmash of some pretty, some neutral, and some mighty ugly fabrics! 
I had it quilted in an edge to edge pattern called 'loop to loop' by Leeanne from 'quilt me kiwi'.
Finished quilt size 48" x 60"

Softly scrappy log cabin quilt
Started back in October 2019 & finished March 2021
I had it machine quilted in the 'bapist fan' edge to edge pattern by Leeanne from 'quilt me kiwi'
For my binding I chose 'apron Berta' Sunday in the Country by Nathalie Lete 
for Anna Maria's Conservatory collection,
 it seems to draw out the warm toasty colours nicely as well as highlight those little "pops" of blue.
The finished quilt measures 43" x 53",

Aunt Bet's quilt #3
March 2021
It's a simple pattern and seems to work well with any combination of fabrics!
I used an early Amy Butler fabric for the binding, Hammock Stripe from her Gypsy Caravan collection.
Quilted in the 'baptist fan' edge to edge pattern by Leanne from Quiltmekiwi.
The finished quilt measures approximately 48" x 60"
Donated to Hospice

Vintage strippy quilt
January 2021
I used an real mix of prints from my fabric baskets, including precious snippets of Liberty & Kaffe, and anything else that I thought would create depth and interest.
For my backing I chose 'Fern' by Amy Butler, a soft cotton sateen. I had it machine quilted by Leeanne from quiltmekiwi in an edge to edge pattern called "ripples'.
The binding is an older Joel Dewberry print 'ornate floral' and seems to draw out the pinks & plums quite well. With a little clash of pattern and some strong colours to stand out amongst the others … this little quilt is done. The finished size is 126 x 162cm (49" x 63").

Thanks for stopping by, Linda

1 comment:

Lila Rostenberg said...

Hi Linda!
I have been following you on Instagram, loving your quilts and now found this through Pinterest.
Your quilts’ scrappy look is so appealing!