Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Best of 2017

Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a 'Best of 2017' linkup, so I put a few facts together and want to share some of the 'best' from my quilty life in 2017.

Top 5 blog posts viewed
These were early in the year so have the most opportunity for ongoing views, but here they are:

#5 - Design Wall Monday - new IBA Challenge 2/13/17

#4 - Design Wall Monday - 1/30/17

#3 - Design Wall Monday - 1/16/17

#2 - Design Wall Monday - 1/9/17

#1 - IB New Beginnings Blog Hop - 1/25/17

Most comments
Christmas Caroling RAL - Ornaments Song

Here are a few of my favorites from the year:

Recent finish where I just played with some scraps, using the first 3 chapters of skill building blocks in my co-authored book "You Can Quilt!"

Most meaningful - Anchored to the Cross (adapted from Primitive Gathering's Anchor Point Mini)

For a special veteran in his 80's - adapted from pattern Hollow Star

Rondure - Seaglass --juried into AQS Des Moines -- pattern available at my shop.

Jewels - juried into AQS Des Moines, pieced by Nancy Goddard, quilted by me -- pattern available at my shop.

New Design - Fall Festival (bottom quilt in the stack) shown here at Fall Market  -- more info about this will be posted later in January, including pattern availability.

New Design - Alpine Nights--a row quilt-- shown at Fall Market 2017 -- -- more info about this will be posted later in January, including pattern availability.

Winter Bright now available as a pattern with kit at Keepsake Quilting!

This year's Row by Row design and prior year plates and kits still available.

Dangling Diamonds selected for inclusion in the QuiltArt 2018 Calendar --copies available while supplies last in my shop--call for details 509-386-5715.

Quilting for market designers is always a privilege. This is Hosta BOM from Bella Nonna Design Studio. More details will be shared in a blog post in January.

Sea Bubbles -- selected for Spring Market -- pattern available for PDF download at Craftsy.

A personal one ...with my own t-shirts from 30 years ago!

One of my personal favorites for me this year.

My Favorite - super hard to pick, so check out my entire 2017 review here

Thanks for stopping by! May you have a productive 2018.


  1. Wow, what beautiful finishes! I especially love the rainbow quilt you got into the calendar. Thanks for linking up and have a wonderful new year!

  2. Dangling Diamonds is beautiful! I also like your t-shirt quilt. There aren't too many that I've been impressed with on the sashing. Nice finishes.