Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a Best of 2015 linky party. It's a chance to reflect back on 2015.
2015 was the year of trying new things.
1. Improv Piecing
In March, my guild, Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, hosted a workshop on improv piecing. I was a bit reluctant to participate, but decided to step outside of my comfort zone. I am very pleased with these two projects that are now on the wall in my sewing room.
In April, I purchased a used longarm machine from Val @ Purple Boots and Pigtails because she upgraded to the Robot. It was partly an impulse purchase, but it's something that I secretly wanted to have but never thought I'd have the money or the opportunity. It's been fun working on my FMQ skills, and I look forward to learning more in 2016.
3. Gravity Quilt
2015 was the the year of using lots of Kona and Jaybird Quilt patterns. And so when Val told me she was participating in a Gravity QAL, it was an easy decision to jump on board with her.
4. Quilt Block Design
I stepped out of my comfort zone and joined the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. Part of that adventure afford me the opportunity to design a quilt block. My block is Floored. Thanks to my bee-mate Dena for helping with the dimensions and to Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal for the block name.
5. The Quilter's Planner
I was still riding the high of having designed a quilt block. And then Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter took it to a whole new level. She had been designing a quilter's planner, and it was finally coming to fruition. And my Floored block was going to be featured in the planner. Pick me up off the floor. Not only was I able to design a block, but it was actually going to be in print. I would never have imagined this in a million years. I can't wait to get my hands on my planner.
What were your highlights of 2015?