Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Best of 2017

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is hosting her annual "Best of" linky party over on her blog. I played along last year and when I saw her announcement about this year's party, I immediately started thinking about what my Top 5 would be.  I had a pretty good year so picking only 5 blog posts was difficult!  :-)

So here we go...

Number 1 - The Harry Potter Quilt


I made this quilt with my son Max - and it was such an amazing collaboration! He would come one or two evenings every week and we would cut, press and sew together for a couple of hours. This make is number 1 on the list because of how much fun I had creating it with my boy.

Number 2 - The HST Quilt


This make is number 2 for a couple of reasons: I made it with leftover layer cake squares and didn't purchase a thread of fabric for this one AND the design is the result of an evening spent with my kids arranging and re-arranging the HSTs on my design wall.


Number 3 - The City Sampler


This quilt started in August 2016 during the #100days100blocks quilt along organized by Angie at Gnome Angel.  I completed the top in November 2016 but only got it quilted a year later!  I love this quilt so much!

Number 4 - Carolina Lily


This little quilt made it to my Top 5 because of the process to make it. This was a challenge where we needed to make a quilt based on the theme "Carolina Lily". I found a photo on the Internet and then used small HSTs to create a pixelated lily. I also love the quilting on this one.

Number 5 - Nautical Quilt for Baby James


Rounding up my Top 5 is the nautical quilt I made for grand-baby #2 - little James. I love the colours, the quilting and the little sailboat, anchor and fish on the left.

It was so much to look through my blog posts from 2017 and come up with my top 5. And now that I've taken this little trip down memory lane, it's time to look forward and make plans for 2018!

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great top 5, I love all of the quilts! It is awesome that your children were involved in the quilting progress. Happy New Year and thanks for linking up!

Diane Harris said...

Your City Sampler is great but the one that knocks my socks off is the HST quilt! I love that so much. Congratulations on your second grandbaby, too! I'm sure he'll love his nautical quilt.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

THose are so great!!! Thats a great top 5 list!

Shannon said...

You guys sure came up with a cool arrangement for the HST quilt! You have some beautiful quilts here.

saroy said...

Wonderful top 5! My kids are still fairly little (5 and 2) but I look forward to involving them more and more in my quilting as they get older. And your City Sampler turned out so gorgeous!

Jasmine said...

These are awesome projects. It was great seeing them again.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really enjoy that your children were so involved in your top quilts, and that Harry Potter quilt is super amazing and I get excited every time I see it! I look forward to seeing what you create in 2018!

Ann Petersen said...

Love the City Sampler and the HST quilt - great colors!

Quilty said...

I love your quilts, beautiful and colorfull!

Heide said...

Great top 5 quilts. So pretty and colorful. Happy New Year!

Kate said...

You've got some very fun quilts for 2017. I love the triangles quilt and the Harry Potter quilt. Wishing you a productive 2018.

Nann said...

What a colorful year you had! The City Sampler caught my eye.

Karin @ BluePip Designs said...

These are all beautiful. My 7yo wants to make the Harry Potter one with me now too!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

These are great quilts, I love that you designed your HST quilt with your children. Congratulations on such a wonderful year and lots of luck for a great 2018.

Allison said...

Beautiful quilts - a lot of them are on my Pinterest boards ☺ I really like all your colour choices. Happy New Year!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

All great choices. I love the HST quilt. So bright and vibrant.

vaiybora said...

Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.

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