Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Best of 2016

Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a linky party in which we share our top five posts, or finishes, or things we learned.  It is our choice as long as it is five.  :)

1.  Favorite Finish

This was a baby quilt for my niece.  Her baby was supposed to be a girl but a few weeks before the birth we found  he was a boy!   So this quilt may or may not get used depending on future babies!

#2 Favorite First

I had many many "Firsts" this year but my favorite was organizing a mini quiltalong with fellow friend and blogger Jen Rosin at A Dream and a Stitch.  This was also among the posts with the highest views.  You can read that post here.   I had quite a few missteps along the way to making my Rainbow Crumbs, but had a ball doing it.  It was a very fun quick and easy project.  I will for sure be organizing another one of these quick and easy mini quiltalongs.  Let me know if you want to join in!

Please visit the gallery to see all the shadow block creations and few that were made afterwards.

#3 My Favorite Post to Write:  The Interview

The post I enjoyed doing the most was interviewing my BQF (best quilty friend), Robin Ryan.  I shall be doing another interview very soon showing a few new things she has created since then.

#4  Favorite Thing I Learned How to Do

Quilting of course!  Thanks to Robin!  As a result of that, I also learned how to blog, how to do a quilt-along, how to paper piece,  learned what a linky party was,  and learned that I cannot stick to one project at a time.  I love having multiple things going on at once.  Of course, I don't get nearly as much done, but oh well!  I am having fun along the way.

#5 Post With the Most Views

Believe it or not it was just a simple tutorial that you can find all over the internet!  I guess tutorials are quite popular.  It was sharing a block I want to start collecting and an easy tutorial for making 8 2-inch HST's (half square triangles).   I started the quilt below but the blocks were much too tiny so I am starting all over and doubling the block size to someday have a finished quilt for my bed.

I am so excited to start 2017 and hope to have a lot more finishes to share next time.  I hope your Christmas was full of good memories with family and friends.

Linking to:
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
WIP's on Wednesday at Esther's Blog


  1. That was one of my favorite firsts too! It was so much fun to do a mini quilt a long/tutorial. It was one of my highest views too.

  2. Super cute baby quilt!!! No doubt another baby will come along that it fits! BTW, what font is your blog?

  3. What a year Janice! Looking forward to your adventures in 2017! So funny about the baby quilt!

  4. What a year you had - soooo many firsts!! Congratulations on all your accomplishments and finishes. Here's to a great 2017!

  5. This is a great list. I'd love to see what your next QAL is. Looking forward to seeing what you create in 2017.

  6. Lots of great 'firsts' here! I love your baby quilt, very pretty!

  7. A very fun top 5. Wishing you a New Year with lots more "firsts".

  8. Great top 5 posts! Thanks for linking up to the Best of 2016 party!

  9. Wow! You have really gotten things figured out quickly! I started blogging in 2012 but started quilting just this past summer. I now follow you on Bloglovin and can't wait to see what you do in 2017!

  10. A wonderful year indeed! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

  11. Janice, 2016 was certainly a productive year for you! Too funny about the baby quilt! I'm sure there will be a lucky little girl who will show up soon to receive that beauty. I'd be interested in joining you on your next mini quilt-along. Best of success and blessings to you in the new year!

  12. Very nice! I really like that shadow box mini! So many pretty colors!

  13. Ooooops sorry Janice, I thought I had replied when I first read it. You had a great year, it's been a pleasure to watch how you have developed and a pleasure to call you friend.


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