Saturday, December 26, 2015

Top 5 of 2015

When Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs announced that she would host a link party and invited us to write a blog post about our Top 5 blog posts of 2015, I knew I had to participate.  Looking back on the year is something I always do before setting goals for the new one.  And so instead  of just listing the blog posts that received the most visitors or comments, I decided to compile a list of "firsts".

FMQ Sampler - This sampler was my first QAYG finish.  I learned so much while making this quilt.



SuperNova - My SuperNova quilt was my first collaboration.  Half of the blocks were pieced by Julie of It's Sew Julie!  I had a blast making this quilt and got to know a bloggy friend better in the process.



Festive Forest - This Festive Forest quilt was the first time a fabric designer asked me to make something for a new collection.  Tamara of Tamara Kate Designs supplied the fabrics for this and I had an awesome time playing with these gorgeous designs.



QAYG Bed Quilt - This QAYG bed quilt was my first big quilt made without a pattern.  I found a picture on Pinterest and used graph paper to design it.  I then pieced the quilted sections together using the QAYG method I learned the previous Fall.



The Guitar Quilt - The Guitar quilt was my first pixelated quilt.  I used a pattern as a starting point, but then changed it a bit using graph paper.



A huge thank you to Cheryl for organizing such a fun link party!  I loved going back through my blog posts from the last year!


Izzy

16 comments:

  1. I love all of these, but especially the Supernova!! That one is spectacular! :)

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  2. What a fun way to look back over your year - it was full of accomplishments and firsts!

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  3. Woo hoo, what a great year you've had, Isabelle! Beautiful quilts!

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  4. What terrific firsts, and all beautiful!

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  5. These are so lovely. The Supernova swap was fun, wasn't it? My husband will surely fawn over your guitar quilt. :)

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  6. I love that you picked your firsts to highlight for 2015! I love them and look forward to your firsts of 2016. Thanks for linking up!

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  7. What a gorgeous line up of firsts for 2015! Such beautiful makes and so inspiring! I look forward to seeing what you create in the coming New Year. Happy 2016!

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  8. Beautiful work - guitar quilt is cooL!

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  9. That guitar quilt looks great! I bet it was tough to choose as all these quilts look incredible!

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  10. Beautiful quilts, love SuperNova!

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  11. I love the SuperNova quilt and very cool that you got to work on it with Julie. It looks like you were able to tackle quite a lot of new things this past year. Here's to 2016 and all that it holds!

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  12. These are all great quilts, but I think the guitar is my favourite. A great 2015, and here's to an even better 2016!

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  13. A nice idea to chose your top 5! And lovely quilts (firsts). If I had to pick... I guess it would be the SuperNova quilt. It's so colorful and bright, just screams joyful attitude :) And isn't it great to find new quilty friends and to get to know them better?!!

    www.mell-meyer.de

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  14. Beautiful pixelated guitar quilt!! So fantastic!

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