Traditionally my round-up posts are a compilation of all my projects, big and small. Since I only wrote like 9 blog posts this year here is a summary, which is a bit more expansive than usual.
2020... where to begin? Well, maybe when the world was still in order and we could travel and hug people.
This year started with a visit at QuiltCon in Austin, Texas.
I had two quilts in the show, one of it was Define Gravity and it was in the small quilts category.
The second quilt was Fade to Grey which hung in the Modern Traditionalism category. I participated in the Pantone Quilt Challenge 2019 with this quilt.
QuiltCon again was a fantastic event, it was my third time attending and I met old and new friends and had a great time.
I took part in the mini quilt swap and swapped quilts with Audrey from Cotton & Bourbon.
I've actually made two mini quilts for the swap and didn't really like the first one, but it grew on me and now I'm happy that I made it. It's an adventure into monochromatic log cabin blocks that will be further explored!
This is B.O.W. and I wrote about it here.
Well, and then, two weeks after QuiltCon, the Corona Virus hit and turned our world upside down. Including mine.
I wasn't in the mood for sewing or blog post writing at all. I did finish one large quilt though, that was three years in the making. However, all I needed to do was sew the binding on. That seemed doable. Because for the first time I sent a quilt to a longarm-quilting-service, to Rachel Hauser to be exact.
This is Playground and it was a colour and value experiment.
I made two zipper pouches from scraps, one is an oversized open wide zipper pouch I made for a dear colleague that left my office.
Playing with scraps was something that kept me going. I made another boxy pouch following the pattern by Katie Pedersen.
This one was made from left overs from the Pantone Quilt Challenge 2019 Fade to Grey, which you've seen at the beginning of this post.
Another zipper pouch was made using the Quilt-As-You-Go method.
During summer I took out all my other left overs and started piecing tiny fabric pieces together. It felt good to make something small into something big, to make something whole.