I think that we sometimes get so busy with work, family, quilting, and life that we tend to forget our accomplishments and achievements throughout the year. This link up party allowed me to take some time to reflect on the first half of 2016 (seriously, how is half of 2016 over already?)
Here are my quilt-related major accomplishments this year...
1. Pattern Writing Workshop Series
I hosted a Pattern Writing Workshop Series early this year which taught how to take a quilt design in a sketchbook all the way through to a fully developed quilt pattern through over 25 blog posts. The series detailed the creation of a real pattern to make the series less abstract and more practical and a number of pattern designers joined on round table discussions to share their experiences and methods. All of the postings can be found in the Pattern Writing Blog Series tab above.
2. Mystery Quilts
The Midnight Mystery Quilt (at left) finished up with a reveal parade in March with over 110 quilts and quilt tops being submitted! Seeing the finished quilts/quilt tops and sewing along with the Facebook Group was definitely a highlight for the year!
The Meadow Mystery Quilt just kicked off this month and it is starting strong. So many quilters are joining our Facebook Group (now over 1,200 members!) and sharing their fabrics. It's not too late to join in, you can find the fabric requirements here.
3. Finished Quilts
I love blogging as it helps record all of my quilt finishes, looking back I had actually finished more quilts than I had remembered. I completed and shared 12 quilts on the blog (and finished 5 secret-sewing quilts that I have not been able to share yet). Here is a complication of the quilts, you can click the picture to see more pictures and details about the quilt.