Wednesday, 28 December 2016

My Best of 2016

Having read other people's posts for My Best of 2016 hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs, I thought I would take a few minutes and look back at my year (I also took the opportunity of getting some pages up to date at the same time).  One thing I started this year was a monthly review and I have really enjoyed looking back at the months. Sadly I stopped this from August but having just browsed through my posts this is something I would like reinstate for 2017.

However, now we are looking back .... in no particular order and with no particular scientific way of picking them I give you My Best of 2016 ....

I love this little quilt that I made for my Mum's 80th birthday.
I tried lots of new things on it and they all worked.
Best of all she loves it and has it hanging in her lounge!

This gets on the list because it was my oldest WIP - over 6 years to finish but it has stood the test of time because I still love it.
Also it won a rosette at a show in May which made me rather happy!!

This was such a wonderful group to be part of and I learnt so much about so many things!
I am hoping I fit the criteria to be able to join again in 2017 because I still have so much to learn.

My first ever block design for this Blog Hop.
I really enjoyed the process and would love to design more in 2017.

This is definitely my favourite make of 2016, in fact it might be my favourite make to date!
I love that the design in my head came out into the real world just as I imagined it.
I was also really excited to find that I won a Best Piecing rosette at a show in November.

Today we are starting to take down the decorations and I will then be able to look to next year.  I would love to join Yvonne's #2017PlanningParty but I need some quiet time to get my head into gear and really think about what I want to do in 2017.  We have big changes coming up on our family front which I have still to get my head around!!


  1. Love your Best 5! I especially love that Should I Stay or Should I Go quilt - it's really beautiful!

  2. I love your pick a letter. My mom too was a scrabble lover. She would have loved a quilt like that.

  3. I must have started following you after the scrabble quilt. THAT IS ADORABLE!! I love that!! I really like your blue and brown heart quilt too. It's timeless. And beautiful. So glad I met you during the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!

  4. Love that flag quilt! I'm interested that you're thinking of joining the blog hop again. Maybe I should as well... I see it is being held on an app called Slack. Do you have any experience on it? Can we practice together?

  5. I'm really enjoying these best of 2016 posts. A chance to catch up and I must have missed your scrabble quilt the first time. It's such a clever idea but I suspect execution was a bit more tricksy than it looked. On a personal note I hope big changes on the family front are good ones.

  6. Great best of post! I love the Pick a Letter quilt, such a great idea and so well executed! Thanks for linking up!

  7. A great top 5 list! You've got some beautiful quilts finished this year. I couldn't pick a favorite of the three. Wishing you an equally successful 2017!

  8. Your quilts are beautiful. Congrats on the rosettes.

  9. I really like your Scrabble quilt! How did you make the letter blocks? The colors in the Cloud 9 block are great!


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