Friday, 28 December 2018

Best of 2018 Linky Party


     Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs is holding her annual Best of Party and after missing the party last year, I'm joining in again.  I like to use this link up to share my favourite makes of the year.  Here they are in no particular order.

1.  I made this version of the "Preppy Pod" quilt , pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, for my youngest grandson Elisha so of course it's one of my favourites.  I wrote about it here.


2.  The second quilt on the list was also made for a toddler and I think it's my favourite make of the year.  I love the bright colours in this quilt and I had a lot of fun with the quilting.  You can find the story of this quilt here.  The blog post for this quilt was in the Wish Upon A Star blog hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt, and it received the most visits for the year.


3.  My quilter's planner quilt is another favourite.  Making this quilt was a good skill builder for me as the piecing was a little more intricate than my usual and I'm happy to say I could see improvements in matching up points etc.  The blog post for the quilter's planner quilt (designed by Cheryl Brickey) is here.


4.  I also enjoyed working on Sandra of mmmquilts  Free Fall quilt with my friends Wendy and Cyndy and you can read about that quilt here.


5.  For my fifth and final choice I'm going with this simple quilt which I designed and made for a Curated Quilts Challenge.
I am super proud of myself for completing this challenge and submitting it to the magazine and I'm planning to work on more challenges in 2019 as time allows.  Here is the post that goes with the quilt.


     I hope you all have a great New Year and here's to another great year of quilting and blogging.

13 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really love these finishes, too, Lisa. This is such a fun way to recap the year!

Stitchin At Home said...

What wonderful finishes!

Pamela said...

Great finishes! The whales are adorable, but I think I like the stars best.

Shasta Matova said...

These are all such great finishes. I love the variety of quilting on all of them. The whales are my favorite.

Danice G said...

All so pretty. I especially love Preppy Pods.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I must remember to buy Preppy Pod. I love your version. And I love your star quilt. I just finished piecing the top for my Freefall quilt today. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

piecefulwendy said...

It's so fun to see these quilts and read about your year! One of the first quilts I hope to get finished is Plus Playtime. That was a fun QAL to do! That little mini for Curated Quilts is a favorite too! You've had a good quilty year, even though I know it has been a tough one for you personally :-)

Melanie said...

The stars and that quilting in No. 2 - and the quilting you picked for No. 3. Beautiful finishes! All the best for the new year!

Linda said...

Such a wonderful year of quilts you have had. All the best in 2019.

Cheryl said...

What wonderful finishes, you had a productive 2018! Thanks for linking up!

Louise said...

How fun to revisit your favorites from 2018! It's like seeing old friends :)

Margo Yang said...

These are great looking quilts, Lisa. What a fabulous year! Have a fantastic New Year.

JanineMarie said...

I love all these finishes, but the photos, too, especially the one of Free Fall, where the quilting shows up so well with those windblown leaves.