Thursday, December 28, 2017

Prized and Popular {Best of 2017}

Last week I posted my goals for 2018 and this week is my post of my Best of 2017! I'm linking up with Cheryl's Best of 2017 party!

This year, I went through and picked a few posts that are statistical bests and a few posts that are just favorites.

In addition to being a giveaway post, this is probably my favorite tutorial post this year!

2. Most comments on a non-giveaway post:
This was actually a tie between two posts that I posted only three days apart!

3. Favorite Island Batik Project: Mystical Mermaid quilt
I made 12 different Island Batik projects as an Ambassador this year (wow!), and this one is far and away my favorite! Little baby Laney absolutely LOVES it!

4. Favorite New HBD Pattern: Christine's Kitchen
If you've read my blog for any length of time, then you know that I am addicted to paper piecing! I'm already considering making another version of this quilt in an alternate colorway for my mother-in-law.

5. Favorite WIP finish/Most likes on Instagram: Clover Sunshine Sampler
This year I really tried to finish some of my long languishing WIPs. Not only was this the biggest of my WIP finishes, it was also the oldest -- started in 2014! 

Thank you, as always, to Cheryl for hosting this fun annual link-up! I'm looking forward to reading all of the posts over the next few days with big mugs of coffee. :)

Don't forget to check out our end-of-year HBD Etsy shop sale! We've already listed kits for Valentine's Day placemats if you, unlike me, are ahead of the game!


  1. The Mermaid quilt is one of my all time favorites. You had a great 2017, wishing you an even more productive 2018.

  2. What a great wrap up for your year, Alison. I hope you have a really fun and productive quilting year in 2018!

  3. Great posts! I love the birthstone blocks, they are really cool. Thanks for linking up and I hope you have a wonderful new year!

  4. You have some wonderful quilt here, I love the birthstone blocks and the wonderful mermaid quilt, but what a lot of work has gone into the beautiful sampler. It's been a great year for you, wishing you continued success in 2018.


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