Friday, December 27, 2019

The Best of 2019 at Life In Pieces

As 2019 winds down, I start to look back at the year.  Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs encourages a review of the year's blog posts in her 5th "Best of" linky party. 

So here is my Best of 2019 Life in Pieces posts.  

1.  Most Views (615):  November One Monthly Goal - Bordering Twinkle Stars.

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

I'm still working to get the borders on this quilt, but I keep getting side tracked with new projects. Twinkle Stars started as a Rainbow Scrap challenge project. Hopefully it will make it all the way to finished quilt early in 2020. 

2. Most Comments (34):  Finally a Finish

 Sophia's Closet (Vintage Dresses)
block pattern by 
Charise Randell

Vintage Dresses (Sophia's Closet) is another long time favorite project.  Getting this project to the finish line is one of my biggest accomplishments for 2019.  

3.  My Second Favorite Finish:  Finally A Finish (apparently this is a favorite blog title for 2019 too).  

Inverted Star (Second Star to the Right)
 Inverted Star block by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads available from Blueprint 

Inverted Stars is another Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt that's been a lot of fun to work on.  Adding on the alternating up/down star border was so worth the effort.  Vintage Dresses is my favorite finish, but this quilt is a very close second.  

4.  My Favorite New Project:  Stormy Stuff

Storm at SeaPaper Piecing Class by Carrie Randell (Quilter's Hideaway)

Storm at Sea was a class offered by the local quilt shop. When My Guy saw my planned colors and layout, he said this one should go on our bed when it's done.  So that's the plan. I've still a couple of borders to add to finish this one off. Hopefully that will happen early in 2020.  

5.  Most Linky Party Participants (13): Week 3 of 2019

The 15 Minutes to Stitch linky party goes live every Sunday.  Since 2011 it's been one of my weekly goals to stitch for at least 15 minutes each day. It helps me keep my projects moving. The linky party started in later 2011, but I stopped it in 2012 or 2013 due to lack of interest.  In 2017, there was enough interest in the concept to start up a new linky party.  The plan is to continue the linky party in 2020.  

That's my top 5 for 2019.  You can see more "Best Of's" over at Meadow Mist Designs.  


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

all such pretty colorful quilts!! thanks for your link up I do enjoy it and I think it helps encourage people to get in that 15 minutes if that is all they have available to them

Barbara said...

You’ve finished off some beauties this year. Seeing the ones you’ll finish next year makes me want to cheer you on: Go, Kate! Enjoy what’s left of the holidays. Hope you get plenty of sewing time in the new year.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Your quilts are so beautiful and colorful! What a year you have had !

Storm at Sea is pretty! Hugs

DawnyK said...

Kate, I do love your blog and the 15-minutes to stitch inspiration. I will continue in 2020 to participate. The vintage dressed attracted me to your blog and the rainbow scrap quilts keep me coming back! Well done for 2019!!!

piecefulwendy said...

You've had a good year with so many pretty quilts! Twinkle Stars is still a favorite, but you've inspired me to join our quilt group's QAL with the Storm at Sea pattern. I'm already behind - hahaha! Here's to another beautiful year for you in 2020!

The Joyful Quilter said...

YOU finished some of my MOST FAVORITE quilts of 2019!!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your Vintage Dresses and Inverted Stars quilts are two of my most favorite quilts! You should definitely be proud of those finishes. Have a wonderful end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, Kate!

Debbie said...

Really lovely! I especially love Twinkle Stars!

Marti said...

Those are some of my favorite quilts. One of these days I want to finish my Twinkle Stars. I hope I live that long. lol

seabreezequilts said...

Love all your best of's think the Vintage Dresses is my favourite. I will be back to join in the 15 minute linky party again next year. Making sure that I do 15 minutes has helped get things done and helped me keep more balanced, so thank you.

Danice G said...

All so pretty, and I also kinda like the Dresses quilt the best. That Stormy Stuff is also a real beauty.

Cheryl said...

Such an awesome collection of quilts, I love how you combine so many prints and colors for your wonderful rainbow quilts.

chrisknits said...

I don't think I could choose which is my fav, but the dresses really do appeal to me!

Heide said...

I love your finish picks for 2019. All beautiful pieces.

Chantal said...

So nice to see your lovely quilts again. Here's to many more in the new year. ;^)

Karen's Korner said...

Some gorgeous quilts but the dresses has to be my favourite. So cute and colourful.

Preeti said...

2019 was a colorful, beautiful and productive year for you. Thank you for sharing and re-sharing your lovely projects. Love them all but the Vintage Dresses is my favorite :-) Wishing you lots of joy and creativity in the new year!!!