Happy (belated) New Year!
It’s 2022 already (can you believe it!?) and I have already started planning what I want to create this year.
However, I couldn’t help but look back at everything I made (and not finished) in 2021.
I set myself a challenge to make something new every month and I succeeded! It was the year to get out there and just CREATE!
I was finding my way through social media and trying to find new sewing friends and build my own little creative community.
Although I have a lot to learn, 2021 has thrown me a lot of learning curves and I have learnt so much.
I have developed an addiction to paper piecing. I have exhibited a mini quilt at The Festival Of Quilts AND I learnt how to sew curves all in one year!
Who would’ve thought it?
So to commemorate a new year, Let’s take a look back at some of my favourite makes of 2021.
The Myrtle Quilt + Table Runner
This cute little pattern by Pear Tree Market was my first pattern testing project.
This cute pattern was super simple to make but I wish I had used a different colour palette. That is why I’ve decided to add it to my 2022 makes to see how my skills have improved! Maybe I will actually end up quilting it this time!
The Sunshine Table Runner
Inspired by a wallpaper design, The Quilt Patch by Tori made this adorable paper piecing pattern that I had the pleasure of pattern testing.
Not gunna lie, this was challenging at first as it was my first time tackling curves.
After a few tries, an unhealthy usage of the seam ripper and plenty of retries, it turned out perfect (well, as perfect as I could make it!)
Hope Mini Quilt
The Great British Quilter had a challenge for The Festival of Quilts to make a mini quilt based on the theme ‘hope’.
This was another first for me as it was the first time making a paper piecing pattern that I designed all by myself!
STILL can’t believe that this mini quilt was picked to be displayed at The Festival of Quilts!
I didn’t win a prize but extremely pleased to see my quilt on display among other amazing quilts.
Milo’s Mini Puff Quilt Bed
This was a free pattern by Lo and Behold Stitchery that I have seen ALL over Instagram. Every time I clicked on my explore page in July, there were about 100 puff quilts on the go!
So – I bowed down to peer pressure and decided to make Milo a mini puff quilt using scraps.
Cutting out pieces is one of my least fave quilting chores. BUT it was so much easier with the Accuquilt which I completely forgot that we owned! All the pieces cut in 20 minutes!
Milo loves this quilt and is the perfect size for car trips and future sleepovers
Tabby Weave Halloween Quilt
When I saw the Spooky N Sweeter fabric range from AGF, I had to get hold of every design.
I saw on Instagram (surprise surprise) the Tabby Weave Star block by Broadcloth Studio and did a tester block using some scrap fabrics and I LOVED the block so it was a no brainer to make a full quilt.
These fabrics were giving a very punk rock princess vibe. OBSESSED!
Also – shout out to Fabric Fox who made a fat 8th bundle for me so I wouldn’t have any wastage!
Entropy Scrap Quilt
This is my favourite make of 2021.
This was a quilt-a-long by Squats + Running Stitches pattern and is the PERFECT quilt for beginners.
Not only did it use up so much scrap fabric but it looked so much better than I expected.
This pattern was so unbelievably easy to put together even though it looks complex.
I actually can’t believe how many things I made in 2021 on top of working full time and running my small Etsy business on the side.