Monday, December 27, 2021

Best of 2021

It's time again to join in Cheryl/Meadow Mist Designs' annual 'Best of' linky party. There's a variety of ways to go about it, and as is my tradition, I'm choosing to base my 'best' solely on reader views of blog posts, counting up from #5 to the most viewed post of 2021.

With Liberated Wedding Rings, I had an inspiration pattern in mind, and began with a palette inspired by one particular printed scrap, and then it grew as my need for more scraps grew. 

Patchwork Sashiko was something I tried just once so far, but it was perfect for my scrap focus; and of course it was fun to try something new!

Boy were folks interested About those House Top Blocks. A simple log cabin variation, the resultant quilt really did use up a ton of scraps. I enjoyed mixing various substrates into this project too.

The End of 50 Days of Scraps along with the beginning post, 50 Days of Scraps, garnered a lot of interest. I think using up scraps is always in the back of a quilter's mind, and I certainly enjoyed the variety of projects I used mine in. Starting to get excited to do it all again! Below is the back and front of my initial scrap project; then below is the finished Liberated Rings quilt.

And finally, my Fine-Line Piecing quasi-tutorial wins with the most views, and I saw lots of folks using this technique throughout the year. Not all necessarily from my post, of course, but it was popular. I agree it's a good technique to have in your quilting tool-kit.

Did you notice that most of the most popular posts were process-oriented rather than finished projects? Interesting! And all but one was part of my 50 Days of Scraps. Fair enough! I just really appreciate your interest in what I'm up to through the year!

Linking up with Meadow Mist Designs' Best of 2021 linky party.


  1. My top posts in a year are almost always process oriented (tips, tutorials and the like), too. It makes sense to me. It's always fun to see how others can take and idea and run with it, like with your fine line tutorial from this year. I look forward to seeing what you make in 2022!

  2. doesn't surprise me at all that people look to you for process guidance! love your terrific makes

  3. What a fun variety of projects! Excited to see what you sew in 2022. xo

  4. I love all your scraps projects and yes, we always want to sew our scraps and keep looking for inspiration. Your projects were inspiration for so many of us.

  5. Wow, these are all amazingly quilty fun looking!!! The Liberated Wedding Rings looks like something I'd love to get working on! You're very inspiring, Debbie!!!

  6. These are all beautiful, it is very interesting to see that the most popular posts were process oriented, I love to see behind the scenes looks at works-in-progress! Thanks for linking up and Happy New Year!

  7. Way to turn your scraps into fabulous designs!! I may need to go raid my scrap bin and play soon!

  8. Loving the variables in your art play - really great samples shared in your tutorials and especially love the skinny strips and Liberated Wedding Rings...Happy New Year stitching!

    1. Thanks so much, Bethany! Happy NY stitching to you too!!

  9. Oh, such scrappy delight in your post! The Housetops are especially intriguing.