My consolation in having so few completely finished quilts this year is that quilting was not the only interest and emphasis for me. Maybe I'll make more quilts this year, or maybe not.... So, this is a review of my 2017 applique and quilting efforts.
Completely Finished Quilts (only four)
A Blue Plaid Linen Shirt was the backing for this little patriotic quilt.
The green/blue Buckeye Beauty was The Ugliest Quilt of the year. But it's done!
My favorite quilt of 2017 was this really scrappy one, made of leftovers from another quilt.
A dozen blocks (also leftovers over from another, larger quilt) became one small quilt - large enough to cover legs, small enough to wrap a baby or toddler.
Interim Finishes (as in, finished blocks, finished tops, etc.)
I devoted time to choosing fabrics, pattern pieces, and appliqueing these Cheri Payne Baskets of Plenty sew-along blocks which are currently awaiting a decision on layout, sashing, and borders. (Poor, late-night phone photo. Don't bother to enlarge.)
My Gwenny-inspired Medallion quilt top received its final border with appliqued vines and stars. It has yet to be layered and quilted.
This very red/pink Buckeye Beauty is finished to the top stage. This is a sister to the ugliest quilt, above. I like this one much better.
Most Viewed Posts in reverse order, least viewed to most viewed
> A Finish, Compared to...
> Baskets of Plenty #7: Cheeky Bird
> Baskets of Plenty Block 2, Choosing for Block 3
> The Ugliest Quilt
> First Basket of Plenty, Finished
Posts with Most Comments in reverse order, least comments to most comments
> Albino Crow, Strong West Wind tied with When Does a Project Become a UFO?
> Back to Scrap Squares
> The Ugliest Quilt
> A Scrappy Finish
Truly, this was a little year on the quilting front. Three of the complete finishes had been in progress for a while and only one was new, so I was pleased to have finished three UFOs. In 2018 I hope to quilt several tops that have been waiting and start and finish several quilts at least to the flimsy stage.
I'm linking this post to Cheryl's Best of 2017 Linky Party at Meadow Mist Designs. Click through to see other quilters' best of in 2017. Thanks for hosting, Cheryl.
I wish you all the best to you in 2018!