Thursday, December 30, 2021

Sewing in 2021

It was interesting to go back through my photos and discover I actually did accomplish a bit of sewing this year.  Heh.  So just to prove I haven't been idle.....

The first project started in January was a temperature quilt.  I've managed to keep up with it and have only the November and December rows to finish.

A cover for my Bernina, using the Undercover pattern from ByAnnie.  And a simpler version for the mocha 301.

Bats for some of the grands.  Pattern by BeeZeeArt.

A new wallet for eldest daughter. 

Lava lamp quilt.  Pattern by Molli Sparkles.

15 Christmas stockings donated through the quilt guild to local service organizations.

Several sets of hanging tea towels for the guild's holiday boutique.  Now I have to finish a set for me!

Masks.  Always masks.  Among them a some for us and our new ballroom dancing friends, and more for grands to wear to school.  Pattern by Dhurata Davies.

Dragons.  Also a pattern by BeeZeeArt. I'm having a serious love/hate relationship with minky!

When concert venues started to open up again most of them had rules requiring clear bags.  So I made one for me and one for eldest daughter.  I adapted the Bigger on the Inside pattern by Erin Gilby of

A new outfit for Luna.  A summer dress and denim jacket.  (

The guild had several Zoom workshops.  This one was making a Notan motif.

Another workshop resulted in a very cool Mod Cat. Pattern by Linda Sullivan of Colourwerx.

And another taught how to make cute miniature quilts.   Amazingly, I had all the fabrics in my stash!

The Tramp requested a skirt/drape around his desk to keep the draft off his knees.

A quilting friend sent me a surprise yard of a cute sewing motif fabric.  It was perfect for valences in The Sandbox.  

Pillow cases.  There are always pillowcases being sewn.  This one was for me!

I quilted this huge quilt for my Sailor Son and his bride.  It is Frolic, a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.

Eldest daughter gifted me some clever t-shirts which I found a little snug.  I found a tutorial to add a wedge in each side seam.  I also added trim to the sleeve in hopes it would look more like it was made this way and not added to.  This was the first, and I went on to alter several more in the same way.

(Mary Poppins as the Morton Salt girl.)

Grandson, The Viking, is always finding me a sewing project.  I treated him to a cute stuffed dog, so of course he requested I make it a coat and mask.

And when he bought Pusheen and Stormy with his Christmas money we had to make the box into a bed, complete with a sheet, pillow, and fleece blanket.

Erin, of came out with a new bag pattern (Charlie bag) this year and so far I've made two.  I like a bag that converts into a backpack.

A few incidentals were sewn as well, clothing was repaired or altered, and more Christmas gifts that haven't reached their destination yet.  So that's about it for 2021.  

Happy New Year!!


Jenny said...

Havent you done well! That an awful lot of projects, bats and dragons included. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you have got heaps done Katie........well done.......

Janice said...

Boy! You have been productive. So many fabulous finishes. Now to see what 2022 brings.

Maria said...

You’ve had a great year of sewing many different projects…..I love 💗 bats the 🦇 and dragons 🐉 ..
Realised when I saw your cute valance who you are and was chatting this morning…. 😀

jude's page said...

Well done on all your finishes. My grandson would love your dragons and I did go online and bought the pattern after you showed it on Zoom, but there are too many other projects I need to get to first.

Raewyn said...

This was a great summary of the year's sewing. Lots of gorgeous and fun projects!