Hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone already. The New Year is just around the corner. It's a good time to reflect on this year, decide what worked and what didn't before nailing down next year's directions for the sewing room. Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs is again hosting the "Best of" linky party, except it's the 2016 version.
Cheryl leaves it up to the blogger to decide what constitutes the "best of" for the linky party. I considered her suggestions of most views and most comments, but those tended to be posts over pretty much the same two projects. So following the form of last year's post, my "best of 2016" posts are the projects that I got the most joy out of over the last 12 months.
Number 5: Zombies in Paris
This quilt is one of 4 graduation quilts that needs to be finished before May of 2017. This project started out one way and ended another.
Number 4: Midnight Mystery Quilt
Mystery quilt alongs are one of my most favorite things in blog land. The 2015 Midnight Mystery Quilt from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs certainly didn't disappoint.
Number 3. Blooms and Butterflies (Back Porch Blooms Sew Along)
When I saw the Back Porch Bloom blocks on Podunk Pretties, I was pretty much in lust, but I was able to resist until Lea Anne started adding in butterfly blocks to the mix and challenged her readers to come up with their own design using these blocks. Once the design was in EQ, I just had to make it.
Number 2: Bonnie Hunter's 2015 Mystery Quilt Allietare
My second Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. It's fun and educational to stitch along with Bonnie. And I loved the final quilt.
Number 1: Vintage Dresses
The Rainbow Scrap Challenge has been one of my favorite stitch alongs in blog land. It's amazing what you'll try when you only have to make a few blocks a month. I'd tried some very simple paper piecing before this pattern, but I didn't realize what I was in for, good thing the plan was to make only two blocks a month.
Those are my "best" posts for 2016. You can see more of the best over at Meadow Mist Designs.