Top 5 Quilting Blog Posts for 2021

Here in the limbo land between Christmas and New Year’s Day it’s always fun to reflect on the year that was and think about the year to come. (Surely it’s got to be better?)

Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs has an annual “best of” round up of quilting blog posts, which helps prompt such reflection. So here are my Top 5 blog posts for the year!

Number 1 – Lollies Quilt Pattern

This one surprised me! I love a good surprise. The post is very straight forward but I think it got a lot of interest on Pinterest, which helped its stats.

I still love this pattern – it’s so easy to whip one up from stash and it gives you plenty of room to play with your colour placement (diagonal rows, radiating out, etc).

Number 2 – In The Stars Quilt Pattern

A bright modern star quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Following on from No 1, No 2 is another quilt – this time the In The Star pattern. I think this version made from Ruby Star Society fabrics really popped.

Number 3 – Star Quilt Block Tutorial

After I made the Lollies quilt I had some HSTs left over which I didn’t want to see go to waste. Hence the need for this tutorial. This step-by-step shows you how to make a 9″ (finished) star block, but there’s also an option to get instructions for 12″ and 15″ (finished) blocks as well.

Number 4 – Alex Quilt Block Tutorial

Two Christmas quilt blocks sewn from the Bonjour Quilts "Alex" quilt block tutorial. This Christmas quilt block pattern is perfect for pot holders, Christmas quilts and cushions covers. Also can be a Christmas table runner pattern. These two versions are made in red, silver and white, and green, silver and white. to sew a quilted Christmas placemat. Original Alex quilt block pattern tutorial by Bonjour Quilts, made in green, silver and white. Can also be used as a Christmas table runner pattern.

Another fun tutorial, this time for a 12″ finished block. The Alex block is the cousin to the Adori block – they would look great together in a quilt.

Number 5 – My Great Quilting Idea

I really had fun with this post, which was written on 1st April. *snicker*

Honorable Mention

I feel sorry for the December blog posts as they don’t stand a chance. I’ve just released the Stash Knockout pattern and it’s such a great stash buster that I wanted to share it again.

Stash Knockout PDF quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. An easy, fat quarter friendly quilt pattern that uses squares and strips to create a woven cross effect. This version shown in cobalt blue fabrics.

If you’re after a fun, easy project to take you into the New Year with a smaller stash, then this is the pattern for you. 5 sizes, FQ, F8 and jelly roll friendly – it’s got you covered.

Old Favourites

My overall Top 5 for the history of my blog (over 10 years’ of posts now!) doesn’t coincide with any of the posts for 2021. These oldies are all tutorials; it makes me so happy to see things I’ve written (some over 7 years ago – and it shows 😬) remain useful to readers.

Oldie Fave 1: Ultimate Quarter Square Triangle Tutorial (with QST calculator)

Oldie Fave 2: Half Rectangle Triangle Tutorial

Oldie Fave 3: Diamond Quilt Block Tutorial

Oldie Fave 4: Wildwood Baby Quilt Tutorial

Oldie Fave 5: When You Wish…Baby Quilt Tutorial

Have a quilting blog? Join the Fun!

I’ll be linking up with Meadow Mist Designs Best of 2021, join the party if you also blog.

Sadly, blogging seems to have been on the decline in the past few years (not me, I love it). Link ups are a great way to find quilting blogs that are still active.

And if you enjoyed this post, you might also like my Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018.

Happy sewing!

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13 thoughts on “Top 5 Quilting Blog Posts for 2021”

  1. Fantastic round up showing your work in 2021. I love following your blog and newsletters. Great patterns and fun posts – especially the April Fool’s post which did take me a minute to wrap my head around. That was really funny.
    I have the Stash Knockout pattern and am looking forward to making it!

  2. These are all beautiful, congrats on such wonderful finishes and tutorials for 2021! I love the In The Stars quilt where it looks like the outer triangles are half in and half out of the block, very cool. Thanks for linking up and Happy New Year!

  3. That looks like a bright happy year in quilting, in spite of the ongoing pandemic and everything it brought us. I love your color use! Congratulations on a great year and here’s to an even more creative 2022!


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