Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 Wrap Up and Best Of


It's always fun to look back on a year of quilting and making, and be pleasantly surprised with all you've accomplished! I highly recommend it, whether you have blog or not. Several years ago I started putting a photo of every quilt as it's completed in a digital album for the year using the Photo App on my computer. I wait until the last quilt for the year is completed and can easily count them up. For 2017, I've completed 13 quilts and several smaller projects like bags, pouches and garments. I'd call that a great year!

As many of you that have been around here this year may know, I've also been trying to clean out some of my stash and find homes for many of my quilts. I'm happy to say that I've given 6 quilts to friends and family and donated 29 quilts to charity. Twelve of the charity quilts were for my local MQG's Quilts for Kids philanthropy project and helped me make quite a dent in my stash. I haven't counted yard by yard, but it feels like (judging from the shelf space) that I've reduced my sash by about 40%. I'm going into 2018 lighter in terms of stuff!

It's also interesting to look back on the blog posts and find which were the most popular. I'm linking up with Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and sharing my top 5 posts based on the most views.

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Number 4



Number 3

I enjoyed rereading all the comments on this one. It's an ongoing dilemma for those of us who love fabric, isn't it?



Number 2




Number 1



No surprise with any of these - they were some of my favorite quilts.

According to Blogger, I've written 584 blog posts as of today! Whether you've read 1 or 584, I truly appreciate this community. Thank you for being here. Thank you for leaving your thoughts and comments. Thank you for sharing this love of fabric, sewing and quilting. Here's to more creative fun in 2018! Happy New Year!

19 comments:

  1. Yes...love every one of these and have enjoyed watching this years parade. Sure is nice to look back and see all the great quilts and also the "empty space" now. Look forward to next years projects Cindy....thanks!

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  2. I always look forward to seeing you in my Feedly feed. So glad your quarter log cabin is represented here. Timely reminder that this is one I want to work on in 2018. There's always something in your posts that inspires me. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. Wow! Sounds like a wonderfully productive and successful year. You've made some gorgeous quilts this year. Wishing you an equally successful and joyous 2018.

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  4. I always smile when I see an email from your blog. So fun to see! Love your work.

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  5. Each and every one of your quilts is a delight Cindy!

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  6. I love seeing what you do with your stash busting. Your quilts are lovely. Your donated quilts will surely delight someone. Thanks for your posts, tips and tutorials. BTW I love the last plus quilt you made. Have a blessed 2018.

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  7. Cindy, you are an inspiration in so many ways from your gorgeous creations to your approach to life in general. How wonderful it is that your generosity results in so many others enjoying your beautiful and warm quilts. Looking forward to staying in touch and reading more of your blog posts in 2018.

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  8. Happy New Year, Cindy! I'm looking forward to more of your wonderful inspiration in 2018!

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  9. My mom was here for Christmas and commented on my stash, which occupies the guest room closet. I need to make a dent in it and have some quilts planned for 2018 that will use some of that fabric. Then I went and bought some new layer cakes in one of the end of year sales! Oh well, I'll always have a stash I think.

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  10. Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing what you create in 2018, and I really enjoy the recap that Cheryl's link up creates.

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  11. Your quilts are truly beautiful! Have a wonderful new year!

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  12. Your quilts are so lovely, Cindy! And your blog remains one of my favorites.

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  13. I loved being able to see some of your quilts from 2017 again. Thanks for linking up and I hope you have a wonderful new year!

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  14. These are all so beautiful! Congrats on having finished so many beautiful projects. It's nice to see them again. Happy New Year!

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  15. I missed these the first time around -- they are beautiful! Would like to make the pineapple quilt -- thanks for the tutorial, and love the quarter log cabin quilt!

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  16. I am reading a number of blogs new to me this morning. So many new ideas.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!