Once again Cheryl @meadowmistdesigns and Yvonne @quiltingyetgirl are hosting their end of year reviews. This year I am dividing my Best of 2021 and the #2022PlanningParty.
This year I did not even manage to create an accurate collage with the top nine pictures or any information about the number of likes and so on. Was I looking in the wrong places? But I didn’t give up, I went through my feed and looked for pictures with many likes manually. And afterwards I looked for some other favorites and created the obligatory My Own Nine.
As usually there are quite a few duplicates in the “Best Nine”. In “My Own Nine” I included a few more of the in progress shots and two other finishes that I liked a lot and that had fun photo shoots.
Which means in total there are five finished quilts of 2021 selected. I will pick these for my Top Five of 2021!
Best of 2021
Number One on the list is surely Modern Tiles. Besides being my second pattern and having so much fun during the release and the Sew Along, I just simply loved having it up in my living room for most of the year. Those colors!
A close follow up is Charm Scrappy. This is one of my free patterns. It started out as a tutorial here on the blog and is now available for download in the shop. I am still so happy with the blocks. It was just fun to sew, very forgiving and I love the final look so much!
The photo shoot was also special as it was during some very cold winter days with lots of snow – for Hamburg ;)
For some reasons you did not like the finished pictures of Quilty Stars very much, but I was so excited to finally find a nice mural here, too. I love all the quilt in front of an awesome wall or mural pictures on IG. Maybe the pictures were too cluttered? Not showing the quilt enough? I am nonetheless in love and before I changed to Christmas decor, this quilt was on the couch with me.
Little Kingdom is special because I sewed it for the second child of a dear friend. Also I think the layout is very whimsical and somewhat magic and I am very pleased with the creative quilting. Secondly I had such a fun photo shoot at the Baltic Sea.
Finishing up an old WIP is always awesome. Four Patch was repurposed from an UFO into this modern set of baby quilts with a fun sashing fabric that I traded with a friend and rainbow layout and binding. Who doesn’t like a good rainbow ;)
If you want to see all my finishes hop over to the gallery.
I would not manage this many projects without all your tips, support and encouragement. I really appreciate every like and comment! Thanks for all your quilty love!
Want to know more about my goals for 2022? Check out the #2022planningparty post.
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Best of 2021 @ Meadow Mist Designs
All of them are wonderful! What a great year!
I love Little Kingdom ;))
A wonderful selection of finished quilts, you have certainly been busy!
The Joyful Quilter
I have loved Charm Scrappy since it was revealed. It checks all the boxes for me. Scrappy, calm. and colorful!! You chose some lovely top picks for 2021. Happy quilting in 2022!!
Love them all – each one for a different reason. Your work is beautiful, Mell.
I wish you loads of creativity in the new year. Squishy hugs, Preeti.
What a lovely, creative year! Here’s hoping for an even better 2022!
Absolutely stunning selection of finished quilts!
Such a productive year, congrats on all of the wonderful finishes! I love all of the fun bright colors in each of your favorite 5. Thanks for linking up and Happy New Year!