So it's the beginning of a new year but before I jump in it's time to review what I made in 2021. I like doing this as it gives some perspective as to how I spent my quilting time :) And it looked something like this: Deacon blocks, mini, Deacon blocks, mini, maybe a quilt . . .
I had been making Ella Maria Deacon quilt blocks since October 2019. These are #61-64.
This mini marked the beginning of the 4th year of mini-making with Wendy, The Constant Quilter and other bloggers who joined in on this fun activity!
I finished Barb's Baskets, a quilt I started in 2017 when I sewed along with Barb V.
February Mini was put together using leftovers from a mini I made in 2020.
I was working on Deacon blocks #69-72 counting up to #85.
Choosing orphan blocks from my pile this mini came together in no time at all.
Deacon Blocks #73-76 included one broderie perse.
Another mini using 4 leftover 9-patch blocks.
Deacon Blocks #77-80. It was the second time making the one on the lower left. See the first above in January.
A Pinterest-inspired mini.
Finally! The last of the Deacon Blocks #81-85! For twenty-one months I really enjoyed the challenges that were presented when making these blocks :)
This month's mini was made from pre-cut flannel squares I purchased at the thrift shop. When it was done I donated it to the TS :)
More to come next week.
Last month, my daughter wrote in my birthday card, "For your 78th trip around the sun, we're giving you a monthly stop for fresh flowers."
The first weekend of every month we'll go to Little Farmhouse Flowers to pick up a fresh bouquet where all flowers are grown on-site.
December's was dried flowers which I put in a bark container that I made in the 70s!
And last weekend we picked up these beautiful double red tulips . . .
. . . which have all opened to display these glorious blooms!
Well, that's it for now.
See you next week!
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