1. More Ruby Star Wrapping Pillowcase Pouches, 2. Lined Drawstring Bag, 3. Quilted Gift Tag, 4. Infinity Scarf, 5. Ruby Star Wrapping Pillowcase Pouch, 6. Metal Frame Purse, 7. Zakka Style Potholders, 8. Lined Drawstring Bags, 9. Zakka Style Frame Purse, 10. Ruby Star Tiny Snack Sack, 11. falling flakes stocking, 12. frame purse, 13. Zakka Frame Purse, 14. A Maisy Quilt, 15. More brrr!, 16. Simple Drawstring Bag, 17. Converging Corners block, 18. Converging Corners block, 19. Little Snack Sack
Most were gift wrappings and oh-so-practical. Then there were several gifts, December's bee blocks, and one very satisfactory Maisy quilt finish.
I'm following Lynne's lead and declaring my favorite block of the year, which was "Three Wishes" by Jamie Moilanen from 99 Modern Blocks, and one of the blocks I made bee-mates in the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee.
Favorite "anything" quilt-related had to be the whole Triple-Zip Pouch experience. Enough about that . . .
And favorite quilt? Well that's much more difficult to determine. So I think I'll choose two. First would be Spiraled, a mini I made for the festival of half-square triangles. It was the first time I took a pile of blocks and just began creating on my design wall. I love the barely contrasting border, the few escaping spirals, and this was the one and only time I used angled matched binding.
And then there was The Stars of Summer. Here was the most non-traditional layout and palette I had ever done, both of which pleased me to no end. The quilting turned out just as I had envisioned, and again, I felt the matched binding just made it.
So now, really truly, I think I'm ready to face forward into the new year.