Tumbling into the New Year
66.5″ x 26.5″
Designed, pieced, and free-motion quilted by Sue Hickman Berryville, VA 1/2021
While making scrappy quilts in 2020, I had set aside cheery, bright, bold fabrics cut into tumbler pieces, and played often with their arrangement. By year’s end, they’d been on my design wall long enough, so I finished piecing the top.
On the first day of the New Year, I began free-motion quilting it on my long-arm. I stitched in the ditch on both sides of the background strips running between tumbler rows so the colorful tumblers would “pop”. For the borders, I created swirls to soften the angularity in the fabric’s design.
Finally, I finished up the binding, sleeve, and label on the 2nd and in so doing officially tumbled (creatively) into 2021.
Soft & Cuddly
56″ x 44″
Pieced and quilted by Sue Hickman Berryville, VA 1/2021
Inspired by the discovery of this (old!) precious panel in my stash and the news of a new baby girl joining our extended family, I sought out coordinating fabrics and a minky backing. Once completed, it simply named itself, for it is indeed, soft and cuddly!
(Layout design by Anne Rowan, for Wilmington Prints.)