Thursday, December 27, 2018

Best of 2018

For the last four years, Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs has hosted the "Best of" blog party.  I always enjoy to look back at all of my posts for the year and pick out some favorites.




The quilt finish with the most views this year was my scrappy Kaffe Fassett bowtie finish.  The blocks were made as an Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt.  I had varying quantities of each color group so I decided to get creative with the layout.

This quilt is a queen size and very similar to the Plum and Gray Bowtie quilt I made earlier in the year.


Everyone is always so surprised both of these quilts are made with the simple bowtie block.  I decided to go ahead and make some layout sheets available in my pattern store. (I know my store will continue to be open but I am not sure if this pattern will continue to be available after the upcoming changes at Craftsy.)



My favorite finish and the quilt that received the most comments in 2018 was my values quilt.  It was so much fun to make and I love the way it turned out.  It is also a favorite when I bring it out in my Trunk Show Presentations.


My most active posts are almost always on Sundays when I host Oh Scrap!  I so love to see everyone pop in to see all the scrappy projects that are linked up every week.  There is so much inspiration and support.  This string quilt is another of my favorite Scrap quilts I made in 2018.

I am looking forward to seeing what quilts I create in 2019.  You know many of them will be made from scraps and their main theme will be lots of color!

I hope you are able to check out all the posts of other bloggers sharing their "Best of" over at Meadow Mist Designs.  

A Big Thanks to Cheryl for hosting.  It was fun to travel back through the year.




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20 comments:

Libby in TN said...

I haven't checked to be sure, but I'll bet my most-viewed posts are when I link up with you! You are an excellent role model.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

and all of them are such lovely quilts!! Have a happy new year!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those quilts were DEFINITELY among my favorites for the year!! It was nice to see them again. They are SCRAP-A-LICOUS!!!

Kathy S. said...

Gorgeous projects here! I especially love the layout of the bow-tie quilt. The string quilt is stunning also. Have a productive 2019. Looking forward to seeing more inspiration on your blog.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Some wonderful quilt finishes! My fav is your 'values' one, closely followed by both the 'bow tie' quilts! Oh my, I love them all!

Karin said...

Fabulous string quilt...on my list for 2019, just love those.

Frédérique said...

Your quilts are amazingly beautiful! Still in love your values quilt ;)

Jayne said...

What a wonderful recap of 2018! It's always fun to look back and see what we've done and see which quilts were favorites of others! I'm in love with your values quilt and the bowtie quilt is still on my bucket list!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You are my best scrappy inspiration, my friend! I love all of your quilts - so many great ideas. Looking forward to following along again in 2019!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love the bowtie quilts. I can't believe they're made using the bowtie pattern. They are awesome. The Craftsy link did not work :(

Mari said...

What a beautiful retrospective! I also cannot believe those quilts are made from the bowtie block. They look so modern! Love those colorful strings, too. Best wishes for a great 2019!

piecefulwendy said...

What a fun variety of quilts! I always enjoy seeing what scrappy quilt you are making next, and I often peek in on your Slow Stitching posts to see what's going on. You've had a good year!

MissPat said...

Great inspiration. I like the rainbow bow tie and the string quilt the best. Here's to an inspirational and productive 2019.
Pat

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Yes, yes, yes -- your values quilt is my favorite from the year, too! I had forgotten about your Plum and Gray Bowtie project, though. It doesn't even look like it's made of bowtie blocks. In my mind, it's a value study, too -- look what happens when you use a dark background fabric and light foreground fabrics. Brilliant!

scraphappy said...

I can see why your Values quilt is such a favorite. Can't help but to love the scrappy strings though. Great year!

Mystic Quilter said...

All are splendid quilts, if I were to pick a favourite I think I should go with the string quilt, this just glows!

Kate said...

It's amazing how versatile the bowtie block is, both quilts turned out beautifully but look so so different. Looking forward to seeing more inventive use of scraps in quilts on your blog all of next year. Have a wonderful New Years!

Jo said...

A very productive year.

Cheryl said...

I love the quilts your highlighted in your post, especially the value quilt. Thanks for linking up!

QuiltGranma said...

Hubby recently finished a string quilt that I need to finish the binding on. I showed him your gorgeous (!!!) string quilt and he was impressed. I think he will be working on one similar soon. Thank you so much for sharing all these lovelies!

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