Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Best of 2016

Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs is hosting Best of 2016 Linky Party.  It's an opportunity to highlight your best five blog posts from 2016.

In no particular order, here are my five best blog posts (and which also had the highest views):

1.  Glamp Stitchalot
This quilt is a reminder of my adventure at Glamp Stitchalot 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This was my first non-local quilt retreat.

2.  Maker's Tote
I procrastinated about making this bag because I thought it would be difficult.  With the exception of the side pieces, this was a fairly easy bag to make.

3.  Teaching
I had an awesome time teaching my first quilt class this fall.  I'll be teaching two more classes at my LQS in the new year.  A great way to meet new people and earn a little bit of money to buy more fabric.  😊

4.  Snowflake Shimmer
This was a great QAL hosted by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl.  All fabrics were from my stash, and I used a variegated Aurifil thread for the quilting.

5.  Paint Chip Challenge
Riding a high from learning some helpful paper piecing techniques at Glamp Stitchalot in June, I decided to make a Violet Craft paper pieced pattern for our guild paint chip challenge.

2016 was a great year.  I wonder what 2017 will bring?


  1. Love all your 2016 picks Anja. Happy New year and hope 2017 brings a lot more great finishes.

  2. Beautiful projects. Can't wait to see what happens in 2017. Happy New Year.

  3. Great finishes. Looking forward to seeing what you creat in the new year. All the best in 2017 to you and yours.

  4. I love your paint chip challenge! And that's great to hear you started teaching - I hope you have fun with that in 2017!

  5. Great pics for your 2016 post, I enjoyed seeing these finishes again! I love your quilting on the snowflake quilt!

  6. These are great picks for 2016 Anja. I love all the vibrant colours in your quilts. How wonderful that you have done some teaching and are finding a way to make a little money to add to the stash! Good luck in 2017.

  7. I do love your Glamp Stitchalot Quilt. What a great way to remember that trip. Loved taking this look back on 2016 with you. Can't wait to see what all you make in 2017.

  8. It's fun to see some of your highlights for 2016. It was an incredible year for you and I hope 2017 is even better.


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