2021 Quilting Recap - The Winter Edition - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

2021 Quilting Recap – The Winter Edition

I’m back again with my FINAL quilting recap for 2021! This is my winter roundup of my latest finished quilts, and I’ve been busy since my last recap post a few months ago. I sewed up quilts for my kiddos, took part in some block challenges, mystery patterns, sewed a few scrappy quilts, and I even finished a few quilts that I’d been working on for more than a year. It was nice to finish those.

Sew By Row Block of the Month

The Sew By Row Block of the Month is a special quilt designed by Lori Holt that honors the notions that keep us sewing. We took Lori’s original pattern and recolored it with new fabrics in the Bee Basics and Prim collections chosen by Lori herself. The block of the month is no longer available, but you can pick up the pattern booklet and find Lori’s fabric selections for this quilt on this blog post.

A Quilting Life Block of the Month

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life put together a free year-long block of the month! For 2021 I sewed 12″ blocks. I can’t wait to sew her 2022 BOM! Head to Sherri’s blog to learn about her 2022 Block of the Month.

Rose in Bloom Block of the Month

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique designed the beautiful Rose in Bloom quilt and block of the month! I started sewing this in May of 2021, and it’s been sew much fun to watch this quilt bloom throughout the year. We are now sold out of the BOM, but if you’d like to sew this quilt you can pick up Vanessa’s Rose in Bloom Block of the Month Book to get started.

Sampler Spree Quilt Along

This quilt was designed from an abundance of blocks using Susan Ache’s new book, Sampler Spree. Lori helped me pick my fabrics for this one which was really fun, and I loved the variety of 6″ blocks! Learn more about the Sampler Spree QAL on Moda’s blog.

Sew Happy Quilt Along

This next quilt made me “Sew Happy!” Lori Holt designed the free Sew Happy quilt pattern in recognition of National Sewing Month. This was a quick quilt to whip up, and it was fun to make something in honor of the craft I love so much. To get started, you’ll need a copy of the Spelling Bee Book, and the FREE Sew Happy Mini Quilt PDF Pattern. You can learn more about the Sew Happy QAL on the blog.

Spring Brook Blossoms Block of the Month

Corey Yoder designed an adorable quilt called Spring brook Blossoms, releasing free block patterns on her blog each month. I started working on this quilt back in March of 2021! You can get the free block patterns from Corey’s blog.

My Favorite Color is Moda

Moda Fabrics designed a modern sampler called My Favorite Color is Moda, and I started working on this one in January of 2021 – it took me almost a whole year to complete. And it was worth it! The best part about this quilt is its 20 scrappy blocks (and you know how much I love my scraps!!).

Harry Potter Sew Along

This quilt has a special place in my heart because I made it for my son, Will! He really wanted this quilt, and it was so fun to make it for him and see how excited he was when it was finished! You can find the FREE Harry Potter Quilt Pattern on Kelli Fannin’s blog.

Summer Soiree Sew Along

I never get tired of Pat Sloan’s quilt designs! All the blocks patterns for Summer Soiree are free Pat’s blog, and she led a fun sew along with it! With the panel from Kitty Corn on the back, it actually looks like two quilts. The original block size for this quilt along was 12″ but I made mine 6″! You can learn more about the Summer Soiree Sew Along on Pat’s blog.

2021 Swirling Stars Quilt

For the past few years, I’ve chosen a different challenge quilt each year that incorporates the quilt scraps from that year. For 2021, I wanted to made scrappy stars using triangles on a roll, thus the Swirling Stars Quilt. It uses scraps from every project that I sewed in 2021 (over 20 quilts!!), and I love how pretty it turned out! Triangle Paper H550 and H275 were both super helpful with crisp half-square triangles. Do you like scrap quilts? If so, I hope you’ll join me for this year’s challenge quilt, the Brick House Scrap Quilt!

The Dinosaurs Quilt

The Dinosaurs Quilt pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman, and while I will say that it’s an advanced quilt to sew, it was definitely worth the challenge. I made this quilt for my son Peyton for Christmas, and he loved it!

And that’s it for my 2021 quilt roundup. Thanks for following along.

What quilts did you make this year that you’re most proud of? Leave a comment below!


  1. Absolute Bravo! The old saying “It’s too bad that youth is wasted on the young” is No Longer Absolute in this world, thanks to you, Kimberly, and those like you! To promote other quilters at the same time is so worthy of genuine respect. Congratulations on a wonderful year and All Best Wishes for the years to come. We, your fans, are so appreciative of your excellent+ Shop and your enormous talent!

  2. Your quilts are AWESOME, Kimberly! I love your fabric choices and designs for all of the featured quilts you have made. I enjoy following you on your YouTube channel for Quilting and have also followed along on the Floss Tube this past year. I began a 2021 Sew Sampler Subscription and love them all so far! Looking forward to an AWESOME 2022 year with you and the Fat Quarter Staff!

  3. ❤❤❤
    You and your work are inspiring! Thank you for the challenges and interest that you consistently bring to the craft world. We appreciate you and look forward to all of your creations!!

  4. It is amazing how much you can get done. Both boys got new quilts this year! Lucky guys. Here to many more years!