Monday, December 31, 2018

Best of 2018

Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs is once again hosting the Best of 2018 Linky Party, and I almost didn't join in this year, but after seeing everybody else's posts, I decided it would be fun to come up with my own top 5 list.

Most Viewed: Beach Retreat

Beach Retreat is a quilt I made for Kelly Young from My Quilt Infatuation's blog hop to promote her book Stash Statement. It was so fun to play with improv in a controlled setting, and I love the quilting ideas I did for this quilt!

Most Commented: Postage Plus

Postage Plus is a quilt I made for the blog hop promoting Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander's book, Modern Plus Sign. I really really loved using all the hot pinks in this quilt! Figuring out how to quilt the background was challenging, but I'm super happy with how it turned out.

Most Challenging: Feathered Star

Feathered Star is a quilt along that Rebecca Bryan from Bryan House Quilts hosted over the summer, and despite a lot of apprehension, I decided to give it a shot. It's definitely one of the biggest challenges I've done, and I felt like I held my breath as the quilt assembly came together because I was never sure it was going to work. But ... I did finish the top and it turned out pretty well!

Favorite Top: Cityscape

Another quilt along I participated in over the summer is Tula Pink's City Sampler quilt hosted by Angie Wilson of Gnome Angel. This was a huuuuge quilt along on Instagram with daily posts and tons of participation, and I decided to work on two quilts simultaneously. Of the 2 tops I ended up with, they're both among my top favorite projects of the year, but if I have to pick one, I have to pick Cityscape. It's just a little more me. (The other one is Trellis.)

Favorite Finish: Skyways

I'm very surprised myself that I picked Skyways as my favorite finish of the year. But I fell in love with the inspiration of the machine quilting design, which is a futuristic city with all these pathways intersecting in the air above a lush landscape, and given the fantasies in my head of living in some place like this some day, I have to pick this quilt as my favorite finish of the year!


Thanks for visiting, and thanks especially to Cheryl for hosting this linky party!


  1. I love all of your finishes and was very excited to see some of my favorites again. Thanks so much for being part of my book hop and for linking up!

  2. It can be hard to pick the top 5 posts to share for the year, and I love it when there is a surprise like your Skyways quilt. I look forward to seeing what you make in 2019!

  3. These are such gorgeous quilts! I do know that we are surprised when we look back sometimes what becomes our favorite. Happy New Year!

  4. I look forward to each of your posts. Your quilting is outstanding. Have you figured out how you are going to quilt Feathered Star?

  5. So many beautiful quilts! It was fun to see them again. I can't wait to see what you enjoy creating in 2019! Happy New Year, Liz!

  6. You do the most amazing work! When I see your quilting, I can't help but be in awe.


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