Tuesday, December 26, 2017

My best of 2017

This year I'm joining the "Best of 2017 Linky Party" hosted by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. I'm pulling 5 of my best posts from 2017. I hope you enjoy the look back as much as I did.




This one was my "Top Comments" post (not including the giveaway posts), Finding Your Color. I really enjoyed this post and I want to do some more like it.




This one was my "Trying Something New" post, Beginners Unite. I really enjoyed sharing my tips and how to's. I LOVE quilting, and I want to share how I make it enjoyable for me.




This one is my "Stretch Your Comfort Level" post, Spools - Piecing and Quilting with Precuts. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to take a peek at Christa Watson's new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts and to make the Spools quilt. Learning something new was fun, and stretched my comfort level. This girl loves her straight and narrow, which is not what improvisational piecing is.




This one is my "I'm so proud" post, Introducing Softly Circled!. Softly Circled is my best seller, and it has been to Paducah and Houston, thanks to Cherrywood Fabrics. Using their gorgeous fabrics and Deb Tucker's Corner Beam® ruler, it is one of my favorite patterns.




This one is my "You Go Girl" post, Gradient Stars. This quilt. Oh this quilt. So much work, tears and love went into this quilt. Then, when my photographer sent me this shot....




Whoa. Just whoa. When you see something like this you just sit and try to take it all in. She found the perfect spot for this Gradient Stars Sample. This one uses two of Deb Tucker's rulers, the Corner Beam® as well as the VBlock Trimmer®.


Bonus pick! Don't miss the 2018 Monthly Color Challenge that starts January 1st!!!  A year long block of the month, quilt along, blog hop "thing" that has prizes AND a grand prize.




Thank you for taking this look back at PBJ with me. This third year of blogging has been productive  and enjoyable. I've stepped out of my comfort zone in a few areas, and grown (hopefully) in my approach and my designing. I am really looking forward to 2018, but that is for another post.

Happy Stitching!
Jen

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7 comments:

  1. You had a wonderful 2017, congrats on so many great posts and finishes. Happy New Year!

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  2. Thanks for a great post! Your Softly Circled in Cherrywood is fabulous. No wonder you're proud of it!

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  3. Great posts! I love your Gradient stars too ;)!

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  4. I love both Gradient Stars and Softly Circled! Congrats!

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  5. Beautifull quilts! Great posts!
    Happy New Year!

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  6. What a great year you've had, I love the spool quilt, what a cool way to make a spool.

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  7. You have had such a good year. I love your softly circled quilt, I'm not surprised it's you best seller. Wishing you continued success in 2018.

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