On the left we have an automated Best Nine collage. You apparently liked the Charade quilt a lot ;) And as is already tradition, I created My Own Nine as well – shown on the right.
From those I picked my personal Top Five of 2023. Nothing specific like likes or finished status but just the five of those projects shown above that felt like they represented my 2023. They are in no specific order – I just used the arrangement from the graphic which was the most pleasing to look at ;)
Best of 2023
Charade is clearly number one. I enjoyed working on it and it is also highly represented in the official Top Nine graphic. But I had to hurry along and just now got the finished pictures taken to write the blog post so that is truely well represented on here ;)
This is one of my favorite photos of the All the Diagonals sew along I hosted when I released a German translation of this pattern. By now the blocks are a top, though still not photographed.
But I have a quilting idea and now “only” need to decide whether I want to hang my quilt art in my sewing room on a wooden frame as in my living room or have it bound and with a hanging sleeve.
This is my Christmas version of Star Toss that I did during our mystery quilt along in the blog advent calendar. It was a hard and frustrating time because of back pain and I am a bit miffed that the project is still in “pieces” but the event itself was surely a big highlight of the year!
I also just published the full pattern of this quilt with three additional quilt sizes and layouts.
Tilted Tiles was started during a QuiltCon class. The pattern is fun, the top connected though also not photographed – this might be a theme this year. *insert eyeroll*
I also have a quilting game plan here. Just need to find some time and energy to baste and quilt it ;)
Interaction is another QuiltCon highlight. Created by our group for the Community Outreach section. The phenomenal quilting was one again done by Christa @mrs_schnuff. The design is a version of my Spikes & Diamonds pattern. I always meant to write a blog post but I think that ship has sailed. Maybe I will get to adding it to the gallery one day…
If you want to see all my finishes also hop over to the gallery.
It is interesting to see that those most present in my mind and on the collages are the quilts that relate to events that happened in our amazing quilting community.
I would not manage this many “cool things” without all your tips, support and encouragement. I really appreciate every like and comment! Thanks for all your quilty love!
Want to know more about my goals for 2024? Sorry, the #2024QuiltingPlanningParty post will need a tad longer. But this link-up is closing faster. So please do check-in for that a bit later ;)
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Best of 2023 @ Meadow Mist Designs