Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Best of 2017 Linky Party

Project complete - this quilted cubicle cover. The preprinted panel and the three strips of companion fabric were all part of the flea market buy here. The quilting itself was straight line and minimal.

I have moved to a different workspace and wanted something "quilty" without going over the top. This day project was a fun finale to a year trying to perfect this craft. I didn't have a chance to measure the space prior to the project but it fit perfectly.
BEFORE

AFTER
For this and a lap quilt pinned in the sandwich stage, I used cotton batting strips that had been cut for other quilts. I whip stitched pieces of batting together, it looked sort of Frankensteinian but once quilted no one is the wiser.

I think it is a good practice to reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. I was kicking around the idea of my Top Five for 2017 when I found this linky party at meadowmistdesigns.

For some odd reason, the interweb picked up on one of my Countdown to Christmas posts from 2013 and it came in as my Number 1 post for the year.
Terrible-tunes-and-horrible-holiday-music

It came as no surprise to me that the next two ranked in the top five:
Surprise-gift-for-supervisor - a quilted kennel cover for a cat rescue volunteer.
Sons-quilt-finished - my first quilt sent to a longarmer. I was in such a rush to get it to her for quilting, I jabberwomped the backing.

The next two were fun, light posts:
Permanent-ban-from-man-cave - actually highlighted a wedding lap quilt given to my niece.
Baby-on-way-with-dollies-sure-to-follow - the completion of a baby lap quilt.

Two creations I have in mind for 2018 are:

Entering the Pantone color of the year quilting challenge.
Also entering at least once the Art with Fabric Blog Hop held twice a year.


Posting a Pattern of the Day from 1965 - just because. 
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