According to the spreadsheet I keep on these things (yes, really), I had 22 quilty finishes this year. To me, this means either finished tops or quilted and bound finished quilts. Some of these never made it to the blog, but of those that did, these two string quilts were the most popular ones in 2017:
I have to admit that I like them, too! These are string quilts made from patterns in Amanda Nyberg's book No Scrap Left Behind. Both of these lovely quilts used up florals that I'm no longer really interested in and turned out way better than I anticipated. These were gifted to two of my adult nieces, and both of them promptly sent me pictures of the quilts in use, which is a great way to insure that you get more gifted quilts!
I can't ever pick a favorite quilt, but this one certainly made me happy:
This is the Happiness quilt, a wedding gift for my daughter and son in law that finally got finished this year. I love this one so much, and thank goodness they do, too!
This was probably the most useful little quilt of 2017:
This quilt lived on our deck from the day it was finished until it got too cold to be out on the deck. Based on this year's use, it will likely be used out there until it falls apart and I have to make another!
This year, I also finished off the It's Complicated quilt:
and finshed the top for this year's BOM, Constellations:
I made some small quilts:
|Prairie Queen door hanging|
And some fun quilts:
|A little I Spy quilt for my grandson!|
|Loyal Union table topper|
And I ended the year with some free-pieced projects:
|Free as a bird|
There are too many other fun quilts to show them all, but overall, this has been a great sewing year for me. Thanks to all of you for coming along and sharing the adventure. It's been a lot of fun, hasn't it? I'm really grateful for all of you in this fun and supportive community, and I hope to see you all again in 2018. I already have some fun things planned for 2018, including a new BOM, so it already looks to be a good start to a good year. Until then, may your needles be sharp and your bobbins be full, and your new year be joyous!
Bring on 2018!
Sharing at Let's Bee Social, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, crazymomquilts, Finished or Not Friday, and the Best of 2017 linky party at Meadow Mist Designs.