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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Best of 2016

This morning I stumbled into a little blog party celebrating the best of 2016, hosted by Meadow Mist Designs. My contribution to the festivities are the five quilts I completed this year.

The first one is the Exploding Star quilt I made for my daughter. On Facebook it received thousands of likes and hundreds of comments and is therefore, by far, the most popular quilt I have ever made. For those of you new to my blog, note that it is about travel as much as it is about needlework, so you'll have to scroll to the bottom of most posts to see the quilt or other needlework.

Tied for first is The Cookie Tree and Federal Street Books quilt I made for my other daughter. Very different from the star, but equally fun.

Third is my big Compass Stars quilt. I'm just thrilled that it is finally finished after spending many years in my collection of "Works in Progress."

Fourth is Urban Cowboy, the quilt I made for my niece's son, combining shirt's from the baby's grandfather with western themed prints.

Finally I have my bow tie quilt which came from participating in Barb Vedder's 2015 block swap.

I'm looking forward to a productive 2017. I have two quilts in early stages of hand-quilting, a stack of broken dishes blocks from Barb Vedder's 2016 block swap, a nearly completed set of blocks from  Barbara Brackman's Westering Women block of the month project, and several collections of fabric set aside for various quilts. And then there are the knitting projects. And the embroidery projects.


  1. Hi Ann! Your quilts are gorgeus! I'm so happy I found you! x Teje

  2. You have some stunning finishes! Lovely!

  3. A beautiful set of quilts, Ann. Best wishes for 2017!

  4. That exploding star is definitely the STAR of the show!

  5. That exploding star quilt is fabulous! I love it, thanks for linking up to the Best of 2016 party!

  6. I love your exploding star quilt! Very cool!