Monthly Archives: February 2021


Last week on my Instagram account, I shared the new Wildflower collection from Kelly Ventura and mentioned that it had a very granny chic or grandmillenial vibe to it.  And as a self-identified grandmillenial, it’s right up my alley.


If you Google grandmillenial style you will see a few different definitions, but the one commonality (I think) is a love of florals, and the new Wildflower collection has some good florals.


This fabric leans a little more traditional than I typically go for, but it’s still fresh and the colors are so beautiful.  I love how the florals are complemented by the more subtle geometric fabrics as well.


This quilt is a combo of simple patchwork squares and square in a square quilt blocks – at an angle and every other row.  Easy!


I don’t know that these pictures do it justice, but I think it turned out really beautiful and I’m pretty happy with it.  There is a lot going on in this quilt, but sometimes more is more.


Happy quilting!

Avenues – Finished

Here we are in February and I’m finally getting around to writing my first post of 2021.  I’m so much better on Instagram!  You can follow me @brooklynquiltingco there. Regardless, I do still like to try and post here on the blog so my photos have another place to live online.

And with that, here’s my first finished quilt to share in 2021.

Avenues Finished

This quilt block was an experiment that turned out…OK.  I don’t love it but I also don’t hate it.  This block was inspired by a pillow I saw and I think it works better as a single pillow rather than many blocks sewn into a quilt.  But quilting is all about experimenting and I have no regrets.

You can read about it in my original blog post and the inspiration for it HERE.

Avenues Finished 4

I do, however, like pink so I’m calling the color combo a win.

Avenues Finished 2

The one thing that does always work for me is a scrappy quilt back, which I think most of my quilt backs are.

Avenues Finished 3

I have lots of new things I’m working on in 2021 and will be sharing on Instagram, with the occasional blog post when I get to it.  Tune in!