Rear View

It’s been exactly a year since my last blog post on January 4, 2020. As much as I would like to fast forward to the present, I decided to document some of my projects from the past year. In future posts, I’ll give more details on some of the quilts which are still in progress.

In January, I began a 100 day project, creating one letter per day.

Over the course of the year, I participated in three swaps and created mini quilts using these little freeform “junction” blocks.

It was an honor to receive the “Quilting Excellence” award at QuiltCon 2020 in Austin. (To read more about “For the Love of Squircles” see my last post.)

“A Squircle a Day” went on a road trip to the southwest in late February, and was my hand quilting companion until its completion in August.

Many masks were donated to our community and given to keep friends and family safe.

A couple of patchwork baby quilts gave me the opportunity to practice some free motion quilting.

I participated in the “littledrunkmonday” sew along hosted by Leslie Jenison @leslietuckerjenison and Michele Muska @michelemuska making little “curvelets” using Jen Carlton-Bailly‘s @bettycrockerass templates. This is all hand pieced and is a long term project. The final size and shape is yet to be determined.

Since early March, we have spent all of our time on the farm with occasional trips to town for groceries and supplies. We are so grateful to have such a beautiful space to call home.

Also among my blessings are the people who encouraged, motivated, inspired and comforted me through the events of the past year. I am eternally grateful for your support and friendship.

Celebrating friendship with Sophie Zaugg @lunalovequilts and her “Love” quilt at QuiltCon 2020.

Wishing you all peace, health and happiness in the year ahead.

8 thoughts on “Rear View”

  1. So happy to read your “first” blog post of the new year. Colorful beautiful work like yours keeps me cheery during this dark winter. I can’t wait to see what you make next.

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  2. I continue to stare and stare at your gorgeous work. Your pluses/crosses in all their glorious variations, really enthrall me. Congrats on your award!

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  3. I was so thrilled for Squircles, Marla; congratulations! I am glad you have had such a beautiful location to hunker down and stay safe, and I continue to enjoy seeing what you create. May 2021 bring you lots of joy and creativity.

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