Monday, 28 December 2015

Best of 2015

    
      I feel like I'm doing things backwards here because I've already posted my 2016 goals and now I'm looking backward to pick my top five posts of 2015.   It was interesting looking back over the blog and picking my favourites, which were favourites for different reasons.  I did manage to pick five which I'll share oldest to newest.

     Way back on January 31, I posted about finishing my Giant Chevron Quilt.


          Finishing this quilt was a major accomplishment  because I did  the free motion quilting myself on my domestic sewing machine as part of a quilt along with Jess of Elven Garden Quilts who also designed the quilt.

    In February I finished my Hexagon Sewing Kit which I shared in this post.  I love this  english paper pieced sewing kit which I made with scraps of traditional Japanese rustic fabrics.



     In June I pattern tested for Cheryl of  Meadow Mist Designs and I made this version of her Grande Scrappy Tiles Quilt which you can read about here.



     I was nervous about pattern testing but it turned out to be a lot fun and I learned quite a bit about the artist Mondrian after reading the comments on my blog.

    My favourite post of 2015 is this one, my post about Leanne's table runner.



     I made this runner using my favourite technique which is basically make fabric choices and placing choices as I go along.  I had a lot of fun playing with the photo shoot in this blog post and I enjoyed sharing how the my fabric choices were influenced by Leanne's personality.

     Number Five in the list is the post about the workshop I attended with Cheryl Arkison.



     My quilting journey is a learning journey and I value each and every teacher and friend I have made along the way. I'm joining the Best of 2015 Link up at Meadow Mist Designs.  Thanks to Cheryl for providing the inspiration for this trip down memory lane, and for providing the link up. Thanks also to you for  sharing my journey in 2015.  Heres a toast to a great 2016!



14 comments:

  1. I love your giant chevron quilt! So beautiful! :)

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  2. What a great year! That hexie kit is amazing!! I remember when you did Grande Scrappy Tiles. I loved the Mondrian vibe of this one! Happy 2016!!

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  3. Beautiful quilts, love your Scrappy tiles!

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  4. Your version of Grande Scrappy Tiles was one of my favorites and glad to see it again! What a great year!

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  5. Beautiful choices! Great job on the free motion quilting on your Giant Chevron Quilt. And I loved your version of Grande Scrappy Tiles. Here's to 2016 and everything it holds!

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  6. Great finishes, love the giant chevron!

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  7. Great quilts! I love your version of Grande Scrappy Tiles and am so happy to have the chance to see it again! Thanks for linking up.

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  8. Great projects! I think 2015 was a great year for everyone. It's been fun getting to know you. Here's to an even better 2016!

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  9. I really enjoyed getting to revisit some of your quilts that I am familiar with, and I really like the giant chevron quilt which I had not seen before! This is a great list, and I wish you all the best in 2016. :)

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  10. What a beautiful line up of quilty accomplishments, Lisa! That Giant Chevron is my fave. I loved reading your thoughts at the end of your post, especially. And couldn't agree more! It's been such a pleasure to get to know you this past year and to see all of your wonderful creations. Looking forward to seeing what you will come up with in the new year! Happy 2016, my friend!

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  11. I read all of them except for the Giant Chevron quilt. I love that quilt. And all the other stuff you are showing. Hope your 2016 is filled with creativity and fun.

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  12. Isn't this Best of 2015 party just a great deal of fun? Cheryl had a wonderful idea and I'm so glad I joined in. Your quilts and sewing kit are all beautiful. I would be hard pressed to pick just one. I do know that I love the quilting on Giant Chevron. Giving each chevron its own quilting motif really adds to the drama. Happy 2016!

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  13. Your giant chevron look really fun Lisa! I have something like that on my bucket list with the owl fabrics I saved up. You had a great year and I wish you and even better one in 2016!

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  14. Your EPP kit is a wonderful idea that I may have to adapt to help me continue my EPP project! Perfectly portable!!

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