Saturday, December 28, 2019

Best of 2019

There are alot of ways to tell the story of a year, #best nine and #colouroftheyear being just two of them. Cheryl/Meadow Mist Designs once again gives us the chance to declare the Best of 2019 with her annual linky party by sharing our top five blog posts of the year. As is my tradition, I'm choosing to base my 'best' solely on reader views, though this year, let's go in reverse order.

#5B. Scrap-ish Plaid-ish
This one is actually a tie with 5A, believe it or not. I love that a quilt made the list and yet a bit amused it's a scrappy one. But I'll take it. Plaid-ish is a free tutorial shared by Erica/
@kitchentablequilting and a great one for working through one's scrap basket.

#5A. Summer Sampler 2019 :: Spring Fever
There were 21 blocks included in this year's Summer Sampler, and Spring Fever was the first. Designed by Lynn Carson Harris, it taught us how to twirl seams to increase accuracy.

#4. QuiltCon 2019 :: The Quilts
Fun to see a QuiltCon post on the list, especially when it included Leanne/@shecanquilt's "Smile" which won Best in Show.... a proud moment for our Bee Sewcial bee!

#3. The Latest Set
Inspired by Jayne/Twiggy & Opal's Log Cabin Pot Holders tutorial, this pair was made just last month, another project made straight from the scrap basket.

#2. Pieced Batting
A simple trick is usually the best, so I'm not surprised my readers wanted to check out this tutorial. 

#1. 10 Ways to Make a Quilt Back II

Actually an updated version of 10 Ways to Make a Quilt Back from 2017, this compilation of ways to create a quilt back really is a terrific resource, even for me! 

So that's what my readers thought was 'best' here on the blog. Though the blog may primarily be a place for me to share my own work, it obviously is also a place folks look to for inspiration and tutorials for their own creating. And I'm definitely good with that!

Linking up with Meadow Mist Designs' Best of 2019 Linky Party!


  1. Tutorials are always my biggest hits from a page view perspective each year, too. Your readers chose some great posts, and I look forward to what you share in 2020.

  2. all great posts! I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve for 2020..... and I'm hoping to get myself back on track with blogging. Fingers crossed!

  3. WOW!!! I have no other words...except maybe fabulous!

  4. I love the makes you share here, and also the willingness you have to share knowledge of your craft. You are such an inspiration to me!

  5. I always learn a lot from your posts, and get inspired to quilt more. Your ideas for quilt backings is a favorite of mine.

  6. Absolutely LOVE your Plaid-ish Quilt!!! Looks like a really great year at Quilters Table.

  7. Love your picks from readers for the Best of 2019! I certainly look forward to each and every post you make and hope you keep it up in 2020!

  8. I loved revisiting these posts, great finishes and tutorials. Thanks for linking up!

  9. What an interesting way to review a year... based on reader views. I love that. And I especially love that I've seen these quilts before, and each one is as beautiful to others as it is to me! Your pieces are fabulous, Debbie, and "Smile" is a real favorite. Good job!

  10. Apparently when you pick your/ones top five by viewing numbers a lot of times the tutorials and sew alongs win out. Totally different from what you/one would probably pick yourself :)

    But a great mixture of posts: Community events aka the quilt, recaps aka Quilt Con, tutorial and idea collections.