Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Best of 2015!

First off, how can 2015 be almost over?!  For me, it was an exceptionally busy year and went by in a blur.  When I saw that Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs had invited bloggers to put together our 5 best posts for 2015 I thought it was a great idea just so I could go back and see what I did this year.

Other than giveaways, the post with the most activity was definitely the one where I shared this beauty.




In February, the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to participate in their Layers of Charm blog hop. I immediately chose to use Windham's Mimosa collection and ended up making one of my favorite quilts of the year.




One of my most popular posts seems to be a Pinterest favorite. In this post, I shared a bunch of quilts others had made using some of my patterns.  I continue to see lots of daily traffic and thank all of you who pinned some of these quilt to your boards.





And even though it isn't an actual post, many of you have visited my Scrap-A-Palooza page - hopefully looking for inspiration.  The first Scrap-A-Palooza quilt of the year was this fun one.  It seems like I just finished it a few weeks ago!





My personal favorite post of the year was the one where I shared my Pineapple quilt.  A pineapple quilt had been on my bucket list for years and I spent a lot of blood, sweat and tears on this one.  I don't get attached to many quilts but this one is tucked away just for me.


For the last of my "best of" choices, I wanted to share the quilts that I think inspired the most people.  It was hard to choose between two finishes so I guess I am breaking the rules and now linking my best six for 2015!




This simple little nine patch quilt I made last year as my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt seemed to inspire others to want to make one of their own.  Since I shared this one, I have even made a second one myself.  These colorful nine patches make such a cute quilt!



And it was great to see so many quilters making their own version of this scrappy log cabin.  It was a Scrap-A-Palooza quilt with lots of layout options and one I will definitely be visiting again in the future!

So that is my best of 2015!  Now it is time for me to start thinking about my plans for 2016.  I would love to hear what you would like to see more of.  I really do appreciate all your support!




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18 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

THE PARALLEL OF PENTECOST AND PAUL'S CONVERSION BY STEVE FINNELL

What are the parallels of the conversions to Jesus Christ on the Day of Pentecost and that of the conversion of the apostle Paul on the road to Damascus?

1. At Pentecost they believed Jesus was Lord And Christ.(Acts 2:36)
Paul believe Jesus was Lord.(Acts 9:4-5)

2. At Pentecost they asked what they should do. (Acts 2:37)

Paul asked "Lord what do you want me to do"(Acts 9:6)

3. At Pentecost, the 3000 repented, and were immersed in water for the forgiveness of their sins and then they received the gift of the Holy Spirit.(Acts 2:38)

Paul went to Damascus where he was baptized in water for the forgiveness of his sins and he was filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts 22:16,Acts 9:17-18)

Paul's sins were not forgiven "on the road" to Damascus, they were forgiven in Damascus.(Acts 22:10-16)

Paul was not filled with the Holy Spirit "on the road" to Damascus. He was filled with the Holy Spirit in Damascus. (Acts 9:10-19)

Paul believed that Jesus was Lord "on the road' to Damascus, however, he was not saved from his sins on the road nor was he filled with the Holy Spirit on the road.(Acts 9:3-9)

Paul was saved in Damascus. He was not saved on the road to Damascus. He was NOT SAVED BEFORE HE WAS BAPTIZED IN WATER! You cannot be saved until your sins have been forgiven.

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Quilts By Laurel said...

Beautiful quilts!! I loved the Layers of Charm and Scrap-A-Palooka quilts the best. Thanks for sharing! :)

Ivani said...

Awesome! They are all so beautiful. You are a great inspiring quilter.Thanks for all you share.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, it is hard to believe a year has already gone since I saw the Scrap-A-Palooza quilt you feature. This wrap up is really a fun way to reflect on our years, and I enjoyed seeing your summary. I look forward to what you create in 2016!

Debbie said...

Very lovely! Your work is beautifully done and I'm glad I stopped by from the linky to see it!

Cheryl said...

Great finishes, each and everyone of them! I love all of your scrappy quilts. Thanks for linking up!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

They are all stunning! Love your choice of colors and the quilting is great!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a fabulous line up of beautiful finishes! Your scrappy happy style is such an inspiration. I am so glad to have found your blog and look forward to seeing what you create in the coming New Year. Happy 2016!

Izzy said...

Wonderful line-up! I love your scrappy quilts and using my scraps is going to be my focus for 2016 so I'll be back here next year for sure!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I too am always inspired by my visits to your blog...so just keep doing what your are doing. Happy Holidays quilty friend. :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I am always amazed at the variety of styles and colors you try! So fun to see them again. I agree you should keep that pineapple quilt fir yourself! It's beautiful and so unique!

gayle said...

I love that pineapple the most, but I freely admit to a deep attraction to nine patch quilts, so that's a favorite, too!
And where did 2015 go?

stitchinggrandma said...

I just started to follow your blog, and enjoyed this "wrap up" for the year. I liked looking at the quilting on the long arm of your "simple 9 patch". I am always looking for ideas on "how to" quilt a project, and the spirals and 's' in the 9 patch are very effective. I wonder if it is possible on a domestic sewing machine without driving myself too crazy. (I know, one block at a time....)Happy stitching in the coming year! Mary / www.stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com

Quilty said...

Beautiful quilts, love them all!

Judy said...

Great year, I always enjoy stopping by your blog!

Jasmine said...

It has been a great year. I look forward to seeing your inspiring projects in 2016.

Mel said...

What beautiful scraptastic quilts...very inspirational for using up some of my scraps. Thank you for sharing!

Małgorzata Kreft said...

Beautiful, great quilts!