Yearly Archives: 2017


As a quick review of 2017, I'm sharing my five most visited 2017 blog posts here. Number one is the Ombre HST quilt tutorial I posted in February which has been very popular on Pinterest. Numbers 2-4 are all finished quilts, one of my son's and two of mine. And number five is the first week I shared my block a day project. I completed all 100 blocks during the sew along and hope to finish that quilt in 2018.

Top Five 2017 Posts

  1. Ombre HST Quilt Pattern - 12,818 pageviews
  2. Ocean Quilt: Made by My Son - 691 pageviews
  3. Star Light Star Dark - Finished Quilt - 629 pageviews
  4. Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge: Vincent's Ear - 563 pageviews
  5. 100 Blocks in 100 Days: Week 1 - 332 pageviews

Visit my Best of 2015 and Best of 2016. And check out my Best Nine of 2017 on Instagram.

Thank you for visiting!

I'm linking up with Cheryl's Best of 2017 Linky Party.





I was so amused when I read Kim's tips for getting ready for the upcoming season of Project Quilting and number seven was to finish up any puzzles you've started. You may remember that I started a puzzle a few days ago. So, here it is, my finished 1000 piece "stained glass" puzzle. The first photo shows it on my black tabletop and the second shows it held up and backlit. I may just tape this up in the window of my studio.

And now I'm all ready to sew... right after I clean up the studio. ;-)

Have you ever sewn for a quilt challenge? Participated in Project Quilting? I hope you'll consider joining in for this season's challenges. The first one start January 7. Let me know you'll be participating so I can keep an eye out for what you create!




Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is hosting her third annual "Best of" linkup. I've decided to share my five favorite finishes of the year. In no particular order...

Brighter the Better Baby Quilt

I participated in the 2017 weekly Project Quilting Challenges which I really enjoyed. This was my favorite from the series. I love the color palette and the dots and stripes. Read more.


Improv Tumbler Mini Quilt

This mini quilt was made for the MQG swap and delivered at QuiltCon. It was hard for me to give away. Read more.


Back and Forth Baby Quilt

This one is most exciting because it is the cover quilt on my first quilt pattern release. And I love the fish! Read more or get the pattern.


Halloween Strip It Down Quilt

I've been collecting cute Halloween fabric for years and finally made a Halloween cuddle quilt for our household. The pattern by Quilt Theory went together quickly and easily and I love the spiderweb quilting by Tami. Read more.


Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares Mini Quilt

Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares is my first 6-hour quilt workshop that I'm teaching. My favorite version of this technique that I've made so far features the blue solids. Read more.


Thanks for visiting. I'll share my most visited posts later in the week. ;-)

I'm linking up to Cheryl's Best of 2017 Linky Party.