Monday, December 26, 2016

Best of Life in Pieces for 2016

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.  

19 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a great year! Happy New Year.

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  2. Your top five are just stunning. I can easily see why they are favorites. Can't wait to see how all those dresses come out. I make sure I am a frequent visitor to your blog. Have a happy 2017!

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  3. Love the Midnight mystery quilt! Absolutely beautiful! Love that these are the projects that gave you the most joy! Sounds like a topic I need to blog about. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. You have a great year, the top five are beautiful. Can't wait to see what 2017 has in store.

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  5. What fun quilts. Sounds like you had some enjoyable sewing this year.
    Helen

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  6. Wonderful picks for your top 5 for the year and I love your new banner.

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  7. I love all of the quilts that I've seen you working on this year! You choose such a fun variety of projects! So glad we met through the RSC.

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  8. You had some really good projects this year. I think my favorite ones are the dresses and the star that you did for last years rainbow challenge.
    Terry

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  9. Well, that is the first I have seen hairclips holding a binding - very inventive!
    Popped by from the Best of 2016 Linky Party.
    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  10. Choosing to share the creations that brought you so much joy this year was a delight to read. I hope you have a lovely last week of 2016 and a wonderful 2017!

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  11. I do believe your Allietare is the most beautiful! And I've certainly enjoyed seeing your vintage dresses along the way! All beautiful projects! Hope your 2017 is just as creative!

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  12. Those are some great "best of" quilts for sure! Here's to a fabulous 2017.

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  13. I loved seeing a review of your 2016 projects, especially your mystery quilt again (I love the quilting)! Thanks for linking up to the Best of 2016 linky party!

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  14. A beautiful look back over the year! I hope you make many more for 2017 and that each one brings you thrills and chills!!

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  15. All of your projects have been lovely this year! I especially can't wait until your dresses are all complete!

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  16. You have some great quilts here but my vote goes for your Vintage Dresses, absolutely gorgeous.

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  17. Love your Midnight Mystery Quilt, fabulous colors! What a nice group of finishes!

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  18. Great pics to highlight your quilty successes for 2016 Kate.

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  19. Such beautiful eye candy! Happy New Year

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