Linky Party

Best of 2018

I think it’s no surprise that I adore Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs (she is an amazing quilter and friend). Cheryl is hosting the 4th annual Best of… yearly linkup party where we get an opportunity to highlight our “best” 5 posts from 2018. There are no rules on how to define what the “best” posts are, and golly it was hard for me this year (I really did consider completely breaking the rules and doing 5 categories of best 5)! I promise I did limit myself to only 5.

Most Popular Blog Post

Wayward Transparency Quilt Along

The Wayward Transparency Quilt Along Finish Link Up was my most viewed blog post of the year. And with 106 beautiful versions of the pattern linked up, I can see why it has so many views! I’m thrilled with the success of the Quilt Along and how many participants created stunning versions of the pattern.

Most Viewed Blog Hop Post

Kaleidoscope Plus

Kaleidoscope Plus

I could not wait to participate in the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book blog hop to celebrate the publication of Cheryl Brickey (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige Alexander (Quilted Blooms)’s first published quilting book. I chose to make the Kaleidoscope Plus quilt using Kona Cotton Ocean, Astral, Lake, and Sky. I am so happy to snuggle under this quilt on my bed every night!

Most Popular Tutorial

Quilt Photography Tool Tutorial

Quilt Photography Tool Tutorial

The most popular tutorial that I published this year was my Quilt Photography Tool Tutorial. It has been a handy addition to my quilt photography repertoire.

Most Popular Quilt Pattern Release

Mod Star Tree in Issue 53 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting

Mod Star Tree

Based on the number of sales, my most popular pattern release in 2018 was the Mod Star Tree pattern. So, if you are not ready for the 2018 Christmas season to be over, now might be a good time to start the Mod Star Tree quilt! 🎄

My Favorite Finish

See Right Through Me

See Right Through Me

My favorite finish for the year is See Right Through Me. It was a challenging piecing technique that I found more engaging and exciting the more I fine tuned it. And I just love how graphic the two color quilt finished!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! If you are curious, below are links to my previous Best of… blog posts.

Best of 2017 | Best of 2016 | Best of 2015

I hope you will visit Cheryl’s Best of 2018 linkup post and see all the other amazing quilters summarizing the highlights of their year.

23 thoughts on “Best of 2018

  1. You have definitely had a good year; the Wayward Transparency QAL was one of my favorite projects of the year too, and will be a favorite quilt for years to come. I’m looking forward to following you through 2019. You have some fun adventures ahead!

  2. You had some wonderful posts this year, Yvonne! I can understand why you had a hard time choosing just five 🙂 Happy New Year to you and Michael. I’m looking forward to watching all of your 2019 adventures!

  3. jayne says:

    How fun seeing your year in review! I forgot about just how gorgeous your Kaleidoscope Plus quilt was!! Your quilts are pretty spectacular not just these either! Happy New Year and I wish you the best!!

  4. Patty says:

    What a great year you had! Each of these pieces is a wonderful representative of your talent as a quilter.

  5. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Yvonne you never stop amazing me with your finishes. I am so looking forward to where your adventures take you in 2019.

  6. aquilterstable says:

    Fun seeing these that were ‘top’ in one way or another. Wishing you an equally terrific year next year – it will be different with all your travel, but seems there’s lots to look forward to!

  7. I just love looking back at the year and marvelling at all that happened, all that got accomplished, all that was loved and brightened the world. Ya did good, my friend! 🙂 (like was there ever a doubt lol)

  8. What a great year, and it doesn’t surprise me you could do 5 in each category. It would be hard for me to a pick a favorite among these 5 – but I would have to say it is the See Right Through Me quilt. In fact, I just reread the tutorial to see if I might want to try it for a hop in the next few weeks. You had a great year, congratulations!

  9. Sarah Goer says:

    A beautiful assortment! I love the picture of the quilt on your bed.

  10. Connie Kresin Campbell says:

    Great lineup Yvonne and great posts!

  11. I love all of your finishes and loved seeing some of my favorites again in this post. Thanks for linking up!

  12. I think your See Right Through Me quilt is my favorite modern quilt ever. Will you be submitting to QuiltCon 2020? I love the Kaleidoscope Plus quilt especially especially with your gorgeous blue walls, and I’m thrilled to own the Mod Star Tree pattern that I may use next year. Happy New Year, Yvonne! Take care, Mary.

  13. Mel Beach says:

    I am always in awe at how much you accomplish and all the beauty you create in a year!! Amazing!

  14. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    I love Kaleidoscope Plus. It’s a great pattern, and you used awesome colours. I like the opportunity to revisit projects we’ve made over the past year.

  15. Yvonne, you amaze me and I loved seeing again what you accomplished in 2018. All the best in 2019!

  16. Liz says:

    Sounds like a wonderful year for you. Thank you for the wonderful tutorials and for the inspiration your beautiful quilts always bring me!

  17. Katie V. says:

    They are all so beautiful but I really love that mod tree! It’s so clean but so festive too. Love it! Have a great New Year!

  18. Kate says:

    I have that Christmas tree pattern on my to do list. Maybe for next year? A great list of favorites for 2018!

  19. Lisa J. says:

    You have had a wonderful year Yvonne quilting wise! I love all your quilts and maybe I’ll manage to get the tree quilt finished by next year….you just never know! I love see right through me.

  20. All beautiful projects, Yvonne! But I’m partial to your See Right Through Me – such a stunner! Can’t wait to see what you have planned for 2019!

  21. helen says:

    all in all I would say that was a very successful year for you Yvonne. The predominance of the colour blue again, and clear lines, just as you do.

  22. sue7oaks says:

    These are all great posts Yvonne! You’ve had some great highlights throughout the year. It seems I’m not alone in loving See Right Through Me and you did a spectacular version of the Modern Plus Quilt. I might just have to re- read that pattern…

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)