Wednesday, December 28, 2016

My Best of 2016

Hi and welcome to my stop on the Best of 2016 blog linky party!  I had such fun going through my posts from the year to figure out which 5 posts I would be highlighting today.  It was a great way for me to review the year and revisit some finishes from earlier in the year that I had forgotten about.

I picked my top 5 posts by the posts with the most views (minus any giveaway posts).  Click on any of the titles to be taken to the actual blog post for more information and pictures.

1.  Sheets as Quilt Backings
My post about using sheets as quilt backings (and tips for successful sheet selection) was my #1 most viewed post ever with over 14,000 views!  If you hop over to that post, be sure to read the comments as the quilters that commented added a lot of knowledge and value to the topic.  



2.  Meadow Mystery Quilt
The instruction posts each month for the Meadow Mystery Quilt have been some of my highest view posts for the year so I am going lump them into one best of entry.  We are piecing together some blocks this month, there is still time for you to join in :)







3.  Midnight Mystery Quilt
The Midnight Mystery Quilt posts have also been very popular, especially the quilt reveal parade post which has over 100 versions of the quilt! (You can see the parade right here).   The instruction posts will always be available on my blog so you can start anytime!




4.  Canvas Lines Quilt
I designed Canvas Lines with a slight tribal feel with alternating diagonal geometric shapes and negative space. Canvas Lines combined some of the prints from the Doe collection by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman with some crisp Kona white fabric. The Canvas Lines quilt and pattern are available in the Quilter's Planner (and my plan is to release a full pattern including baby, lap, and queen sizes early next year).




5.  Kiku Quilt
I made the Kiku quilt for the Quilts from 100 Blocks Magazine Fall 2016 edition from my block Cloud Burst which was a paper pieced block design. In Kiku I enlarged the block, added partial blocks on either side to finish off the secondary patterns, and added a bunch of negative space. Johellen George quilted a pattern of double swirls on the quilt.  I just found out that the quilt was accepted into QuiltCon in the piecing category (under the original quilt name Cloud Burst).




Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I hope you will consider linking up your favorite posts from 2016!  You can visit the Best of post right here.








17 comments:

  1. Lovely to recap on your year and click through to some posts I haven't seen before. I always used to use sheets as backing and had forgotten all about it - think I need to have a look in the Sales!!

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  2. It's been so fun looking at everyone's 'Best of' including yours! Thanks for hosting!

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  3. What an awesome lineup! I have the Quilter's Planner and your Canvas Lines quilt is definitely on my To Do list for 2017.

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  4. Cheryl, I enjoyed your recap, but can't believe that I missed your Canvas Lines Quilt post. I need to go back a review it, as I love that quilt. It may be on my 2017 list.

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  5. Beautiful quilts Cheryl! I love reading your blog. Hope you have an even greater 2017!

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  6. Thank you for hosting! I love reading about your mystery quilts and enjoyed a second look at your Canvas Lines quilt!

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  7. Cheryl, your designs are just amazing. I am enjoying participating in the Meadow Mist Mystery quilt and again, thanks so much for hosting the New Quilters Blog Hop. I have learned a TON this year and it all started right there.

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  8. I've really enjoyed doing your mystery QALs. Can't wait for January's instructions.

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  9. Congratulations on a very successful 2016. I've really enjoyed both quilt alongs. Congrats on getting Cloud Burst accepted at Quilt Con! Wishing you an even more successful 2017.

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  10. Such beautiful finishes. Thanks for hosting the best of again this year. We really appreciate being apart of such a wonderful group of creative people! Katie@hobbiesuptohere.com

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  12. Your blog is new to me (popped over from Hyacinth Quilts) but I will be back for sure ..well, I've subscribed now, so no missing out on your beautiful quilts! You do lovely work! I might need to scroll back through all your old posts too! Happy New year!

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  13. What a lovely recap to your year, Cheryl. Isn't it fun when a tutorial gets so much attention and views? You definitely found a sweet spot idea with your backing tutorial. Thank you so much for hosting this linkup and helping us all reflect back on our year. I look forward to seeing what you create in 2017. Happy New Year!

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  14. You have had a fantastic year of quilting goodness! Love all the gorgeous quilt finishes you shared in this post! Especially that Canvas Lines... Wishing you all the best for 2017, Cheryl. Happy New Year!

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  15. Cheryl, what a wonderful year you had! My favorite quilt you shared is the Canvas Lines...though I admit that I may be biased by the gorgeous pictures that Kitty took. Breathtaking!! Here's to a wonderful 2017.

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  16. It's so much fun getting to look back on everyones' year in quilting. I'm not surprised at all to see the quilt alongs on this list of most viewed. Your mystery quilts are wonderful patterns and I know everyone must be getting excited to see the final reveal of Meadow Mystery in a few months.

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