I started this post back in January of 2020...but then we all know what happened to 2020..
So I figured that I would post these quilts that I completed in 2019..and I will get something up about what I did in 2020......
I finally got serious about getting some of the backlog of quilts completed this year. I made this cat quilt top about 4 years ago and it sat on the unfinished project pile till just December of 2019.
I was lucky enough to take a class with Katie Pedersen in August. It was called Double Trouble because you make half square triangles and add an extra little piece of fabric to the opposite side of the triangle. I worked with red & blue triangles for in the class and was not sure where this one would go.
I found this pattern on line at Missouri Quilting Company (I think). I stated to make it and was getting a little frustrated as the red polka dots were too distracting for me. But I kept on and finished the top. It's just not my favorite. I also made a chevron strip for the back of the quilt but as I was really unhappy with this quilt it went on the pile unfinished tops. I think I will take a look at it again in a couple of months. It may hit me as something to complete.
I made a jelly roll quilt that the internet said would only take an hour. Well if you speed sew yes it will. But I'm not a speed sewer and this took about 5 hours. It was all from scraps that I had in my large scrap bin. I cut 2 1/2" strips, separated the prints and the solids into bags. I would then take a solid and sew it to a print and then back to a solid. It was all kind of an improv type of project to get me moving with our thinking and to just see if this was something I wanted to complete.
I completed this one for a friend. She had cut and sewn all the blocks together I just finished the strips. Now to get it quilted. I have a fun backing for this top...when I get to the long arm machine.
This little fella was a gift for a friend that was having a baby. I wanted to play with 2" precuts that I had and this is what came out. It's bright and fun for a new baby. It's also very small, only 36x36.