The 2020 challenge was designed specifically for the time we were all home due to the pandemic. The rules were to create a quilt 20 inches by 20 inches with 5 distinct elements – each with four examples. My quilt has: (1) four orphan blocks I made when I first started quilting. They were designated for a BOM, but I didn’t make any more blocks because of health problem. Element (2) is 4 – half square triangles. Element (3) is 4 navy rectangles. Element 4 is 4 small beige squares. Element (4) is 4 French knots in the center square, which is made from a silk necktie, and Element 5 is 4 brown flying geese blocks. Obviously I backed into the requirements with sets of four that already existed in the blocks. Fabrics are all Japanese taupes from Quilted Threads in Henniker, NH. Note that I embraced the imperfections in my quilt blocks, since they were made when I was learning to quilt.
January 28, 2021