Best Of Linky Party 2019

I did think this was going to happen before the last day of the linky party, but at least it is happening. I had more blogs to get in before the end of the year, so a few bled into the new year.  Without further ado here are the top 5 posts from my blog! Thanks to Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs for sponsoring this hop – it is always fun to look back and see what was enjoyed by my readers. Today is the last day, so you still have time.

Sew Let’s QAL – Block 9 In Stitches

This was a block I designed for the QAL sponsored by the Partners in Design group. I love that this was the top blog. I had a lot of fun designing it an already am on to another way to cut out letters (which I despise) with my Scan N Cut (see an example here)

Tutorial: Reversible Log Cabin Block
I like that a 2018 entry is second in the list, kind of odd, but I think it got picked up from Pinterest?

Make a Drawstring Gift Bag
Well, this is not a surprise as the audience is the same as the first group, Partners in Design. We decided to a do a “freebie”, just have a hop about presents for yourself or others you could make.

Beat the Heat – An Island Batik Challenge
This is one of my very favorite finishes this year! It is an Island Batik Ambassador project and I loved doing it. There were two “professional” accomplishments for me: 1) the design and 2) quilting it in halves on my small longarm!

Block 1: Sew Let’s QAL
This is again from the Partners in Design collaboration! The block was designed by April Adams, from Janda Bend Quilts, and was the first in the QAL. I sewed along for this part of the hop and thoroughly enjoyed participating.

B&W and a touch of Coral
This quilt was for a blog hop – Black and White – sponsored by Carla Henton of Creatin In The Sticks. I loved the way this turned out. You can read more about it on the blog, but one of the things I loved was adding in the coral, 2019 Patntone color of the year.

Coming Up:
Announcing a Linky Party (1/3)
Awesome Ocean SAL Block 4 ( 1/4)
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8 (1/22)
2020 Monthly Color Blog
Swap Mob Bag

Linking up with:
Best of 2019 Linky Party
Friday Foto Fun
Finished ( or NOT) Finished Friday 

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  1. January 2, 2020 / 9:54 AM

    Loved seeing them all again, Kathleen! Your Beat the Heat is especially an awesome finish!!!

    • kathleenquilts
      January 2, 2020 / 9:05 PM

      It sure is one of my favorites from this year!

  2. January 2, 2020 / 11:12 AM

    You’ve had a great year, Kathleen. Thank you for the reversible log cabin tutorial. Love the IB beat the heat and the B&W quilts. Wish you a wonderful 2020!

    • kathleenquilts
      January 2, 2020 / 9:02 PM

      Thank you, Vasudha. It has been a lovely year and so pleased to have been an ambassador with you this year! A wonderful 2020 to you too!

  3. January 3, 2020 / 6:14 AM

    So many lovely projects!!! I love the variety of your work. Of course Beat the Heat takes the cake. Wishing you lot of joy and creativity in 2020!!!

    • kathleenquilts
      January 3, 2020 / 11:41 AM

      Thank you, so much Preeti. I never have had a “style” and this does show that I am much more an ecletic quilter.

  4. Cocoa Quilts
    January 3, 2020 / 7:10 AM

    What a great review. I have those drawstring bags on my pinterest board. Someday I will get tot hem!

    • kathleenquilts
      January 3, 2020 / 11:34 AM

      Those bags are fun and I saw the circular needlepoint at Joanne’s, which I will add to the post. I don’t go there very often but was near one the other day.

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