In 2015, I finished 3 quilts, 1 quilt top, 3 mini quilts, and 2 quilted pillows. I started on a mini quilt. I made a purse and 2 yoga bags. I made 2 pajama eaters. I published 5 free quilt patterns. Not too bad, especially for a year in which the last third was full of newborn baby!
Favorite: I like ALL of my quilts, so this is really hard, but I have to go with the Mini Rebel I made in May. I love every single thing about this one — the pattern, the colors, the quilting, the overall effect. I made this for a swap and was so sad to have to mail it away rather than hang it on my own wall.
Most Delayed: My niece’s Star Bright quilt that I started in August…and finished in November. (But I made it while simultaneously having a newborn so WIN.)
Most Technically Difficult: Definitely the purse that I made back in January for an Instagram swap. Bags are SO much harder than quilts! I had one hiccup with some topstitching on this one, but otherwise I was very pleased with how it turned out.
Most Patriotic: Why yes, that’s a category…and the winner is the modern flag quilt I pattern tested in May. I really like the colors in this one — a twist on straight up red, white and blue but still easily recognizable. I only made the top, which is still sitting on a shelf waiting to be finished as an actual quilt.
Most Colorful: This is actually a toss up between my Rising Balloons quilt and my Oodalolly quilt. Both times, I had a lot of fun playing around with the different fabrics and pairing them somewhat at random.
I’m looking forward to another fun year of sewing in 2016!