January 1, 2016

My Best of 2015

If you haven't seen it yet, Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a Best of 2015 Linky Party for everyone to share their 5 best blog posts of 2015.

The criteria is up to you. Most views, most comments, best finishes, best tutorials or simply your favorites. I decided to go with the posts that marked an accomplishment for me in one way or another. So here they are in no specific order . . . my best posts of 2015.

1.  I started and ended my year with this quilt.
A new Christmas quilt as part of the Drunkard's Path QAL.

It's the end result of hosting my first ever quilt along. You can find links to all the posts here plus you can do it anytime. It doesn't have to be for Christmas either.

A more accurate description might be a block a month plan because, from January through September, I made one block each month. Then I moved on to borders and finishing in October and November. Thanks to the commitment of monthly blog posts I was able to keep up and finish up.
A new Christmas quilt on my wall for 2015. WaHoo!!!

2.  Next up in 2015 came QuiltCon. I can't even express how rewarding it was to attend, meet online quilty friends in person for the first time, meet even more brand new people and make new online connections . . . and last but not least get to see two of my quilts hanging in the show. The first was Matrix Blooming, a quilt from my Matrix pattern made specifically to enter into the show.

The second was our guild charity quilt based on my design and put together by the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild. Great job ladies!

3 and 4.  Next up on my list are these two posts in July, Matrix and Offset. Each marked the release of a new pattern. Designs that were a long time in the making and big accomplishment to finally wrap up.


5.  The final post on my list is not really a single post but a series of posts on Color Inspiration.

So far I've done six individual colors plus analogous and complementary color schemes. I will be continuing these posts in 2016 as well as adding some other design topics so stay tuned. You can get to all the color links from here.

January 2nd is the last day to link up so don't wait a moment longer. Show us your best posts of 2015?

Happy New Year.
Here's to a fabulous and productive 2016!



  1. Great bests! I am so in love with your version of Matrix, the colors set against the LV background are great and I love the quilting! Thanks for linking up.

  2. Your quilts are so gorgeous! I can't even pick a favorite! Happy new year! :)

  3. Happy New Year! I am new to viewing your blog so have lots to go back and check out. I love the colours of the quilt in the top photo and also your matrix.

  4. Great finishes, Anne! Congrats on getting your patterns published!

  5. Seeing your colorful finishes for 2015 has been one of my favorites on the Best of 2015 linky party. Happy New Year!

  6. I am going to go read your colour posts now. I was able to give the quilt I made from your offset pattern to our daughter for Christmas. She LOVES it!

  7. Hard for me to pick a favourite too Anne! But I do love the Matrix that was at Quiltcon! How cool it must have been to see it hanging there! Congratulations on a fabulous year of fabulous quilts!

  8. I discovered your blog this year and just love your beautiful colors/photography and patterns! I purchased Matrix and can't wait to get started on making my own!

  9. You have an amazing eye for color, Anne. Congratulations on a great year. Getting your patterns published - YAY!!!
    Looking forward to more in 2016

  10. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy all your posts and your gorgeous photography. Thank you for sharing it, and congratulations on all these accomplishments. I look forward to time to make several of your patterns this year.

  11. Your quilts are always so fresh and fun! Love the Christmas quilt ; )


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