Thursday, December 27, 2018

High Road Quilter Best of 2018

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a linky party. To take part in the link party, simply write a new blog post highlighting your "best" 5 posts from 2018 and linkup.  There is no set way or rules to pick your best, you can pick and highlight your posts anyway you would like.
  • Posts with the most comments
  • Posts that provoked the best discussions
  • Posts showing your favorite 2018 finishes
  • Posts of your best tutorials
  • Posts that are simply your favorites

I have decided to show my five favorite posts from 2018.  There are a lot to choose from, since I have written a lot of posts this year.

Here they are, in chronological order.  I have deliberately not shown you any of my finished quilts, because I am saving them for my end of the year post. I don't want you to get sick and tired of them before I present them all together in a group shot.

In March, I showed you a fabric mandala my sister made out of some of my fabric scraps.  Besides getting a beautiful present to remind me of my friendship with my sister and a wonderful way to decorate my home, it also gave me a new way to use fabric scraps.

Jourdan Dukes cc by 2.0 via Flickr

In April, I presented 11 Suggestions For How to Avoid Unfinished Quilts. It had all sorts of good ideas about how to get the quilts moving along. Be sure to read the comments as well to see other suggestions by my readers.

In June, I posted The Problem With the Blue where talked about my frustration with my On Ringo Lake quilt and how a change of perspective changed everything.

I want to highlight a group of posts instead of a single post. That is my Daily Photographs.
 I tried to take pictures often, not really daily, but close, and show them to you on my blog. There were some camera troubles and such, but I took a lot of pictures this year and shared them with you.  In fact, all of my posts have at least one photo, but I tried to label the ones that are not quilt related as Daily Photographs.


Last, but not least, I wanted to highlight my 15 Minutes to Stitch posts. The goal was to stitch 15 minutes every day. I changed the rules a bit and allowed myself to make up time if I missed a day as long as I made it up during the week.  Besides giving me permission to quilt every single day, thereby relieving stress, this challenge has also required me to blog every week so I could report my progress. I didn't keep up with using this image, and over time, simplified the stats I was recording.  I was hoping to finish out the year with a better than 80% success rate and I have met it.

I hope you have enjoyed my 5 Favorite Posts of 2018.


Barbara said...

A good collection of posts. I especially enjoyed your 11 tips to avoid UFO’s.

Lisa J. said...

I missed your post 11 tips to avoid UFO's the first time around and it is an excellent post so I'm glad I got to read it now. I'm also going to try for 15mins of sewing a day this year as well.

Kate said...

A fun list of favorites. It's good to hear that the 15 minute challenge was useful to you. Good luck with all your goals and plans for 2019.

Cheryl said...

Great collection of posts from 2018! Thanks for linking up!