Sunday 26 December 2021

Best of 2021 Linky Party

As the year is coming to a close, Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs is again hosting the annual 'Best of...' Linky Party.

I decided to feature my favourite finishes for the year. Just going through my blog I was quite amazed of how many finishes I had. Definitely better than the year before...hope this continues in 2022. There were lots of favourites, in fact anything I work on seems to become a favourite and it was really hard to choose.

However, starting in the beginning of 2021, here are some of my favourite finishes

I made this pattern for my Etsy shop and this was the beginning of a very intensive period of time where I worked on increasing my inventory. I loved making this contains my favourite block, the Duck Track block, and has lots of empty space to fill with quilting designs. I used a small star ruler, putting some stars just randomly onto the quilt and then going around the border making a continuous star pattern. This was lots of fun.

This was on my list to do for a very long time and I finally managed to put it together this year. Would like to make it again...comes together very quickly and looks great with an overall woodgrain design.

3. The Wooden Blocks quilt

An experiment in bold colours, also for my Etsy shop. A super easy fun quilt to make.

I did an online course with textile artist, Sofie Standing, learning about thread painting. That was an adventure and a half...sometimes I was really not sure whether I would be able to do this but in the end it all came together and the bird looks great! Lots of very anxious moments with this project.

5. A Year of Stars with Natalia Bonner

This was a year long quilt along that I finished (the quilting) some time in June/July. I put the binding on just recently to finish it off. This quiltalong was all about ruler work and was immensely enjoyable. Went a bit overboard with the background quilting in the sashings and border, but looks fantastic!

Hoping that 2022 will be as productive as this year...I think the key for me this year was that I worked to a definite plan and a structure to follow. That seems to work for me really well. If I just leave things open I tend to trail off into the sunset often starting several things at once, depending on when inspiration strikes.

Linking up to Meadow Mist Designs for the Best of 2021 Linky Party.



  1. Fabulous quilting on your sampler quilt, Karin!!! I love your woodgrain on your leaf table runner, as well--so nicely done! All 5 quilts are eye-catching. I can see why they're your favs!

  2. You really did create a lot of beautiful projects and designs in 2021. They are all stunning.

  3. Your quilting on all the projects is very impressive! And it is interesting to see what a variety in style you sewed (and picked). Very modern to artistic - everything here. I thnk my favorite is No. 3 the Wooden Blocks quilt. But as said, they are all stunning. All the best for the next year! xo

  4. What a marvelous mix of projects! Your quilting is amazing!

  5. You made some really wonderful quilts this year, Karin! Best wishes for a successful 2022.

  6. Beautiful finishes in 2021! Thanks for linking up and Happy New Year!

  7. Such a fun range of finishes and color palettes for 2021!!


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