The end of 2018 is a few days away, so I thought it would be fun to participate in The Best of 2018 hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs. I’m the type of person that always looks forward; rarely backwards. This was a great nudge for me to take a look at the past year and see what my best blog posts were; what worked and what didn’t.
How does one pick the best five blog posts of the year? I went with the most number of page views which is a fairly concrete way of doing it. No guessing and no personal favorites, just numbers. So let’s start with #5 and work our way to #1.
It was a nice surprise to see that you appreciate seeing what I’m working on. I’m a sucker for block-of-the-month programs, so this blog post showed all of the different blocks I made during one month – yikes!
I love adding the binding to my quilts, especially when it’s quickly done by machine. It signifies the end of a project and I get to start a new one! This blog post gives you lots of tips to add binding to your quilt entirely by machine.
I really enjoyed doing this free quilt along with many of you. It was a six-part series of tutorials to make a small”ish” wall hanging perfect for the summer. I know you’ve asked for a quilt for each season – that has yet to be determined!
Based on the response to this blog post, this is a common problem among quilters. It’s an easy fix and you’ll find some good piecing tips here, too.
My top blog post for the year is one that had a happy ending but it was almost a heart breaker. It’s obvious that we all dread having a fabric bleed, but I found a great solution that works. If you’ve ever had this happen to you, it’s not the end of the world!
It has been a great year for me, and I thank you all for following along. I really look forward to 2019 and creating new content for The Crafty Quilter. I have some tutorials in mind and I’m definitely going to host a UFO challenge every month. Many of you are in the same boat as me with too many unfinished projects and unopened kits taking up space in both mental and physical space. I’ll have a new sewing room in a few months (which will be so nice) and I’ll share ideas on organization and storage as I go along.
Thank you to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for hosting the Best of 2018 Linky Party! You should definitely check out the other participating blogs and check out Cheryl’s blog for lots of modern quilting inspiration.
Have a wonderful and safe New Year!