Hello, friends. As I’ve mentioned a few different times recently, I’m really trying to be intentional this year with my review process. I’ve been sitting down each weekend and looking at the previous week as I plan and set goals for the week ahead. I’ve also been doing this on a monthly basis for the blog. So here are the top posts and my favorite reads and finishes: my February Favorites 2021. Additionally, these favorites posts are a great place for you to leave comments regarding topics you’d like to see on future posts. Enjoy!
February Favorites 2021: Top Blog Posts
It’s always interesting to look at the Google Analytics data and see the top posts for the previous month. The following five posts were the most read in February:
- Quilting Life Block of the Month February 2021
- Nine-Patch Square Dance Quilt post
- February Quilts Trunk Show
- February Challenge
- Tips for Small Quilt Blocks
I started reading The Obstacle is the Way in February and have just a couple of short chapters left. (I highly recommend it). It was definitely a good choice for the month since we discovered a leak in our master shower early on in February that has led to having to move out of our room, mold remediation, and a complete overhaul of the bathroom that we weren’t expecting. Reading about people in history who faced real challenges really helped keep my little problems in perspective.
This one is pretty simple–our Sincerely Yours fabrics arrived early this year, and I was able to make four quilts, one wall hanging, and a table runner in February. I also got back on track with my Sewcialites blocks in February and finished up my January challenge quilt with scraps from a few years ago. Finally, I was able to make a master list of some behind-the-scenes sewing projects I need to get finished up over the next couple of months. It seems like once I have my list in place I’m much more productive.
I was able to get some organizing accomplished around the house in February (I organized our game cupboard…yay)! And I did a nice clean-up of the sewing room after finishing all of that sewing earlier in the month. I still need to clean my sewing room closet and am hoping to tackle that in the remaining weeks of this month.
How is your review process going? You can find some helpful review ideas in the Spring 2021 Quilting Life Quarterly (PDF download only) and even more ideas in the Quilting Life Planner.
I hope your week is off to a terrific start. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Judy Thompson says
I am sure hoping to see what you have accomplished with the Honey Bun you got from the Fat Quarter Shop. I am almost through sewing mine all up and am waiting to see how you put yours together before I try to do mine. I know your busy with your own new line of fabric so I’ll try to be patient. I love your new fabric! It’s beautiful!
Marianne C says
Reading your overview of the month and all that you have accomplished is inspiring – it helps me to undertake the same process. Your visual images as well as your words are excellent counterpoints to action and motivation.
Jackie Lohrey says
So Sherri, first of all, mold in your bathroom is NOT a little problem. I hope all is well now and your problems are all fixed. I looked at the Table of Contents for the book you mentioned and I do believe it is calling my name. I’ve been struggling with a lot of things lately and I honestly do at times feel almost paralyzed. So thank you! Also, my patterns arrived yesterday and this morning I starched the fabric I’ll be using for my Homebody quilt. It’ll be a fun patriotic version 🙂
Sherri, your quilts are absolutely gorgeous!!! I only signed up for your emails a few days ago, but everything I see on your blog is so neat. Your work is beautiful!!! Your sewing room is probably the neatest one I’ve seen too. I plan on diving deeper into your posts to get more of your tips and ideas. You seem to have so much information for quilters. I really like your color choices. Many quilters choose fabrics that seem outdated for my taste, but your fabric combinations are so beautiful. Thank you for taking time to have a blog.
Sherri — I may be the reason your February BOM post came in on top. I can’t tell you how many times I reread it to gather my courage to tackle all those triangles and then to check my work along the way. But my block came out so pretty (even though it is just a hair under 12 1/4″). Stretching myself for one block was manageable and increased my confidence.
Oh, and thanks to you and Chelsi for answering my question Monday! Very helpful advice.