Linky Party

Best of 2015

My friend Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a fun linky party called “Best of 2015“. When she announced the party at the beginning of December, I was really excited and knew I would want to take part. If you are interested in joining, simply write a blog post highlighting your “best” 5 posts from 2015 and linkup.  There is no set way to pick your best, you can pick your posts anyway you would like, some examples include:

  • Posts with the most views
  • Posts with the most comments
  • Posts that provoked the best discussions
  • Posts showing your favorite 2015 finishes
  • Posts of your best tutorials
  • Posts that are simply your favorites

The link party opens today and will be open for 1 week ending on Saturday, January 2nd.

QJ Best of 2015

5. Most Viewed Finish Quilt Post – Lucent Quilt – MQG Fabric Challenge



Lucent was my first fabric challenge quilt, and I really enjoyed coming up with something special to show off the Cottage Garden prints. I pushed myself to learn Y Seams in order to keep the prints as a single cut of fabric, and I am excited about the large, graphic nature of this quilt (the quilt top finished at 80 1/2-inches square).

4. Most Popular Original Design – Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

I was so thrilled when Triangle Transparency won the Online Quilt Festival for Original Design in the spring. Triangle Transparency is a quilt and design that I am still excited by, and I am looking forward to exploring more transparency designs in the future.

3. Most Viewed Tutorial – Quarter Log Cabin Mini Quilt {Tutorial}

Quarter Log Cabin Mini Quilt Tutorial

Quarter Log Cabin Mini Quilt Tutorial

I was inspired to write this post after creating a mini quilt for a private swap, and this tutorial has apparently been quite the crowd pleaser! The tutorial includes fabric requirements, cutting and piecing instructions for a 28.5-inch square finished mini quilt. There are also several suggested layouts, but with quarter log cabin blocks, there are almost an endless number of possibilities for playing with layouts on your design wall.

2. Most Viewed Page – Tutorials


With over 40 Tutorials, Tips, and Tech Talks, I put a lot of effort into expanding my Tutorials this year, and I am excited to know that people are using them as resources! Also, many thanks to Stephanie @Late Night Quilter for hosting the Tips and Tutorials Tuesdays linky party which really prompted me to continue to work on developing quality tutorials and tips over the year.

1. Most Viewed Post – Tips for Squaring a Quilt

Tips for Squaringa Quilt

This post took off and has been shared by several groups on Facebook and repinned on Pinterest a lot. The tips really are just related to the tools that I like to use (hint: a carpenter’s square) and how I use them to effectively square up my quilts after they are quilted. There is also really great content in the comments, so don’t miss out on the additional information the community has provided there!

Best of 2015 Linky Party

I had a lot of fun learning about what spoke the most to the viewers of my blog as I put this post together, and I am looking forward to seeing if the trends are similar for everyone else.

Linking up with the Best of 2015 Linky Party hosted by Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs.

31 thoughts on “Best of 2015

  1. Sandra says:

    Being the owner of your Triangle Transparency pattern, I can truly say I love it. Hope to make it for my 2nd nephew in 2016. And oh yes, I love that Lucent quilt. Might have to jump in on this linky. 🙂

  2. Debbie says:

    Twas a very good year for you! Glad to have connected!

  3. Izzy says:

    I love your Triangle Transparency quilt! Sounds like you had a pretty good year too!

  4. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Good Morning Yvonne, I think that you have chosen great links for the linky party. Each of your choices have been exceptional posts filled with information that I know I have enjoyed reading and learned a great deal from. Thank you for sharing each one of these posts! I hope that you have a wonderful creative day!

  5. I love that Triangle Transparency quilt! My favorite color! 🙂

  6. bkringel says:

    I am enjoying looking back at the year and seeing what was accomplished, by me and by everyone that I have been following this year. Forward on to 2016!!

  7. Judy says:

    Yvonne, it has been so much fun watching you grow in 2015! These are fabulous posts, I don’t think I would like to be charged with the task of naming my favorites from you blog. I always learn something and it is so much fun to see what you are working on and your discussion posts are always so thought provoking! I can’t wait to see where 2016 takes you!

  8. Great work this year, Yvonne! Thank you for all the great tutorials!

  9. Tish says:

    All of these are wonderful posts, Yvonne. I have to say I have learned so much this year following your blog. You are an inspiration and l look forward to following and learning from you in 2016.

  10. quiltyhabit says:

    You have had such a great year, Yvonne! It’s been such a pleasure to get to know you, read your blog, and see your pretty quilts. 🙂

  11. Renee says:

    Oooh I like the categories you chose! These are definitely all good post and pages on your blog!

  12. I love the quilts you highlighted and how you broke down your “bests” from the year, thanks so much for linking up!

  13. Heide says:

    What great finishes! Love your transparency quilt , it is on my quilting list. looking forward to 2016!

  14. This is an awesome round up of top posts, Yvonne. You have had an amazing year! And I am so glad to have found your blog and gotten to know you. Looking forward to seeing what you create in the coming New Year. Happy 2016!

  15. You had so many awesome posts this year… I can see why you’d go the statistician’s route and go with top views in various categories. One of these days I’m going to use your technique and square up a quilt properly!

  16. Jayne says:

    How fun seeing your top 5! I have to say your blog is in my top 5 favorites, you are always an inspiration. 2016 is going to be a great year for you…I’m going to enjoy following and seeing it all unfold!

  17. Patty says:

    Your triangle quilt is beautiful.

  18. What a fantastic selection of posts you selected for you best 5. I’m really enjoying that I can see a favorite color scheme of yours. 🙂 I hope 2016 is as fruitful a year as 2015 was.

  19. Kate says:

    Lots of pretty quilts and good information in your best of 2015. Thanks for sharing all that wonderful info on squaring up a quilt.

  20. Somehow I missed the bloggers quilt festival winners, Congratulations! Your tips are awesome! I have had questions on how I hung my Christmas Tree quilt and directed them to your tutorial, Temporary Quilt Hanging Tip! Thanks Yvonne!

  21. I love your Triangle Transparency pattern! I bought it to make it myself, and looking forward to that!

  22. Katie V. says:

    Imma need that tutorial on how to square a quilt. That’s one area I can always use some good tips in. Happy Almost new Year!!!!

  23. Fred Erique says:

    Great selection, and beautiful quilts!

  24. Lisa says:

    It’s nice to see Lucent and the Triangle Transparency again. I love your tutorials I’m not surprised that your tab is popular. I missed the half log cabin mini tutorial so I’m glad you included it. Have a great New Year Yvonne!

  25. Great quilts, but Triangle Transparency is my favourite!! It’s been great getting to know you this year, Yvonne. Looking forward to an even better 2016.

  26. Terri Ann says:

    What a great quilt year you’ve had Yvonne! I’ll have you know I have fabric pulled, cut and ready to piece for your Lucent pattern just as soon as I have a block of time to dedicate to it 🙂 Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday link up. While I didn’t participate in it often it sure helped to serve as a reminder that being thankful and expressing gratitude is important in life; something I really didn’t embrace until this past year and I link to think you helped with that 🙂

  27. Jasmine says:

    I always love seeing what you have done, so it is fun to see what is popular to others.

  28. Lara B. says:

    Yvonne, you have made so many wonderful contributions to the art of quilting this year! I think just in tutorials alone you must be one of the most giving people I’ve ever met. Triangle Transparency is a favorite of mine. If I recall correctly, it was your Tessellated leaves that drew me in. 🙂 I hope you meet all your goals in 2016!

  29. Those are some great reminders. It’s amazing how much you have done, and that Transparency Triangles still LOVE LOVE LOVE that one!

  30. Mel Beach says:

    Your triangle transparency quilt is beautiful–as is the scenic backdrop!!

  31. Preeti says:

    You have been busy, productive and extremely popular in blogland, Yvonne!!! The triangle transparency is definitely outstanding!!!
    Congratulations on a fabulous year. Looking forward to your creations in 2016.

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