Monday, December 26, 2016

Best of 2016


As we begin wrapping up what has been a crazy 2016, it is time again for the Best of Linky Party hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.  It's a chance to link up and share with everyone what you feel your best posts are.  It could be you most viewed posts, your most commented on posts or what you are most proud of writing.  Heck choose at random, if you want!

This year I decided to look at my all time blog stats and base my picks on my most viewed posts, so let's see what made the cut.

My 5th most viewed post of all time is....



This little quilt came about, after Sandra at mmmquilts and I discussed our love for all that is Swoon.  It was a quilt that has been on our list for quite sometime and we decided to tackle it together in mini style, since we both owned the pattern.  Come to think of it, I think we said we were going to make the big versions as well.  Now where did I set my goal list for 2017? 


My 4th most viewed post....



Winter Star was the last Aurifil mini quilt of 2015.  It was part of a quilt along hosted by Pat Sloan featuring 12 different Aurifil Designers.


My 3rd most viewed post...



"That's right, I build quilts.  Don't mess with me, I'm a bad ass."

This has to be one of my favorite posts, because I introduced to the quilting world, my husband, David, who now loves to "build quilts."  And ever since this post, build quilts he has.  If you've never had a chance to see them, make sure you visit him at Dave the Quilting Engineer.

My 2nd most viewed post...



This quilt is made from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs pattern Building Blocks Baby Quilt, a free pattern on Moda Bake Shop.  I chose Bonnie and Camille's Hello Darling for the fabric.  You can read about how much fun I had quilting this one.  One of my all time favorites.

And that brings us to...drum roll please...my most viewed post of all time...



Watermelon Taffy was my first ever block tutorial, written for the Fabri Quilt 2015 New Block Blog Hop.  It is still one of my favorite blocks.  I love it so much, I changed up the color placement (construction was till the same minus the pinwheel) for my quilt Autumn Blooms for the Paint Brush Studio Autumn Abundance Blog Hop hosted by Bernie at Needle and Foot.



So this concludes my look back at my top 5 posts of all time.  What do you consider your "best of?"  Cheryl's party is open for the seven days.  If you get a chance, set back, relax and reflect on what you think your best five posts are and join us over at Meadow Mist Designs.  I know my quilting life was changed last year by the Best of Party.  It's where I met Aunt Marti at 52 Quilts and fell in love with her Susie's Magic Binding Method.  My quilts have never been the same or looked better!


Today I'm linking up with Best of 2016 and Main Crush Monday.

20 comments:

Kathy S. said...

LOVE your Watermelon Taffy block! I can see why it got the most clicks. Your mini swoon quilt is adorable. Beautiful work! Have a happy 2017.

Jan A. said...

Tish those minis are beautiful. They look so spring. But that watermelon taffy block is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what 2017 brings.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great projects! Congratulations on converting your husband to quilting!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love all of your quilts, and can't seem to pick a favorite! Looking forward to seeing what you and Dave create in 2017!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a great recap of some amazing posts. I do love that your introduction to Dave is so well read. :) I hope you have a wonderful last week of 2016!

Sharon Denney Parcel said...

Tish, I a hard pressed to pick a favorite here...they are all beautiful! I LOVE your block you created...must try it this year! Wishing you and Dave a very Happy New Year!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Quilt builder is bad ass!
Popped by from the Best of 2016 Linky Party.
http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Nancy J said...

The watermelon in the other fabrics is super, but my pick would be Dave, the new quilter. Heaps of wonderful wishes for a very happy New Year.

Paige said...

Tish, I remembered them all excpet Watermelon Taffy! What a great block and quilt you made from it! If I had to pick a fav, it would be the swoon quilt! Wishing you (and Dave) an amazing 2017! Wonder who will 'build' the most quilts!

Stitchin At Home said...

Nice look back at 2016. I was just looking at my swoon mini.

Sandra Walker said...

Lovely look back over the year! I have to write my post yet...and here I was thinking I was taking this week off! And I KNOW! I told you about my Fitbit addition to our goals list, but I also had the big Swoon on my handwritten one and we never discussed it...must do, and schedule.

Mari said...

I can see why Watermelon Taffy was the most viewed--it's a great little quilt!All of your work is lovely. Best wishes for an equally great 2017!

Emily said...

I missed the Hello Darling quilt the first time. What a great pattern, and your version is beautiful! I'm glad I saw this time around--hooray for second chances!

Cheryl said...

Great recap of 2016, I loved seeing all of those finishes again! I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2017! Thanks for linking up to the Best of 2016 linky party!

Kate said...

You've got some beautiful finishes for 2016. I love that mini-swoon!

Heide said...

What a great look back over the last year. So many wonderful quilts. Happy New Year!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I had forgotten just how many great finishes you actually had this year . And I couldn't possibly single one out as a favourite . But .... your biggest achievement this year might be as a quilting couple !

Susan said...

Lovely bests! Happy New Year

Lisa J. said...

What a wonderful time I've had going down memory lane looking at your quilts again. It's interesting that that the last two blocks are essentially the same. because they look so different.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

You have accomplished so much the last year Tish, it's only in review you realise how far you have come. My favourite has to be the swoon quilt, I think it is your fabric choices that does it for me. I look forward to seeing what you achieve next year.

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