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December 26, 2016

Best of 2016 @ Busy Hands Quilts

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I've enjoyed looking back at 2016 and discovered I made a lot more quilts than I thought I did.  You can see all of my 2016 projects HERE.

Brick Cottage Lane had the most page views and the most comments. 


Kite Flight ranks pretty high on my favorite list of 2016.  This was a custom order.


Castle Dreams made with Handmade by Bonnie and Camille and Moda Crosshatch in Black is my favorite fabric used this year.  You will be seeing this color combination again in 2017!!  This quilt was a gift for my parents.


This is my favorite rainbow quilt from 2016 which I made as part of the Trip Around the World Quilt Along I hosted this year here on the blog.  I ♥ wrapping up in it on these cold evenings.  I keep very few of the quilts I make, so you know this one is my favorite for 2016!  This quilt kit is available here.


I released 7 new quilt patterns and 2 tutorials in my Pattern Shop!  My patterns feature up to 7 sizes and include traditional piecing as well as strip piecing instructions with precuts whenever possible.  My goal is to give you the greatest value for your dollar.



I bought two new sewing machines this year, a Juki TL-2200-QVP mini (identical to the TL-2010q but with a few more feet) and a Brother cs6000i.  Of course I love the Juki more because it's like comparing a Mercedes to a Geo Metro, but the walking foot on the Brother cs6000i works better, so I use it quite a bit.  On the Juki, I ♥ her amazing speed (more quilts, faster!), the knee lever for the presser foot, and the automatic thread cutter; and I love the needle down option on both of them.

Here's the breakdown in numbers:
  • 2 King quilts
  • 3 Queen quilts
  • 1 Full quilt
  • 7 Twin quilts
  • 10 Lap quilts
  • 5 Baby quilts
  • 14 Wall Hangings / Table Runners / Curtains
  • 12 Pillows
  • 13 Custom Quilting projects
Total: 67 quilted items.  13 were rainbows, and 20 were custom orders.

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11 comments :

Paige said...

What a year, Myra! All beautiful, contratulations! Can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for you!

Shannon said...

I see some of my favorites up there as well! May your quilting be blessed in 2017!

Mari said...

Good golly! That is a really productive and beautiful year. Congratulations, and looking forward to a really great 2017.

Kim said...

Those finishes are gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

What an awesome and productive year! Thanks for linking up to the Best of 2016 linky party!

O'Quilts said...

Myra, I like the Castle one the best! I think that is why I love blogging...I can go back and see what I made and am amazed..Same with feelings and life...amazed that Iived through it all..I bought that Brother for my then 10 year old grandson. That machine is right here beside me in my sewing room. I was amazed at the price, the feet included and the award it won for best beginning sewing machine..I think it was $149. Which is much less expensive than a Bernina walking foot..ha! For a few kind words, he will wind my bobbins for me..

Tami Von Zalez said...

I have that same Brother machine and the walking foot is my fav feature.

Cut&Alter said...

Wow what a year you have had! I love Kite Flight especially.

Katie V said...

WOW! Your blog title totally makes sense now! You have been very busy this year with some amazing projects. Great job! Katie@hobbiesuptohere.com

Snowcatcher said...

My goodness, your rainbow quilts are so breathtaking! And what a superb end of year achievement!

legato1958 said...

Wow! What beautiful work in 2016! It was fun to see your summary! I dthink my favorite is your Castle Dreams quilt!
Susie