I've been mostly keeping up with the mystery quilt schedule and I'm all set for the next set of instructions on January 7 for the Morewood Mystery. I opted for a Hanukkah quilt, which I'm looking forward to enjoying next Fall as Hanukkah begins November 28 in 2021. The mystery quilt along wraps up in April which gives me plenty of time for quilting and binding by November. :-)
I chose this luscious blue Alison Glass Sun Print (2018 Compass in Lapis) for my background fabric, partnering it with Kona Blueberry, two Hanukkah prints from my stash and the silver and white dots. This month we made more HSTs that we turned into hourglass (or QST) units. And now all of our fabrics are in play!
I look forward to seeing how these components go together!
Kim Lapacek hosts Project QUILTING, a series of one-week quilt challenges that run from January through March (with a week off between challenges). January 3rd is the kickoff for Challenge 1 of Season 12 of Project QUILTING. At noon CST on January 3rd Kim will release the theme of the challenge for week 1. We'll have exactly one week to plan, create, finish and linkup a quilt for the challenge, due by noon CST on January 10th. You can see the full schedule for Season 12 on Kim's website.
I hope you will consider participating. Kim and Trish are a ton of fun and it's enjoyable to see how so many people respond to the same prompt. One week is no joke for starting and finishing a quilt. My biggest tip is to work small. I think the smallest quilt I've made for a Project QUILTING challenge was 2 1/4" x 9". (I'm always so impressed when someone makes a lap quilt, though most of us are making mini quilts.) Some makers have opted to layer on a second personal challenge to their projects, like when Kimberly made all her challenge quilts with Star Wars themes in 2017. All the details about how Project QUILTING works and how to enter can be found here.
This will be my 5th year participating in Project QUILTING. I'd admired it the previous year, but didn't have the bandwidth to dive in until 2017. Some years I've participated in all six challenges of the season and some years have been more sporadic. I think I've completed 21 Project QUILTING challenges over the years. I thought I'd share one of my projects from each season I participated. (Click on the photos to read more.)
Project QUILTING 8.4: Brighter the Better
Project QUILTING 9.1: Hometown Proud
Project QUILTING 10.2: Red, White and Blue
Project QUILTING 11.6: Vibrant and Vivacious
It's become a tradition for me to share my top five blog posts of the year. This year the trend is all about community: monthly linkups I've hosted, a challenge I participated in, and a blog hop about holiday traditions. Seems fitting that 2020 would be focused on connecting with others. Incidentally, if you haven't already linked up a project to this month's Show Me Something... hop on over and Show Me Something That's a Gift! (You've probably delivered those gifts by now, right?)
Top Five 2020 Posts
- Show Me Something Kickoff and Show Me Something Purple Linkup - 2123 pageviews
- Project QUILTING 11.2: Team Colors - 1208 pageviews
- Show Me Something with Triangles Linkup - 1186 pageviews
- Hanukkah Traditions - 897 pageviews
- Show Me Something Rainbow - 774 pageviews
Visit my Best of 2015, Best of 2016, Best of 2017, Best of 2018, and Best of 2019.
I'm linking up to Cheryl's Best of 2020 Linky Party.
I'm participating in Cheryl's 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge.
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