Saturday, December 26, 2015

Best of Never Just Jennifer {five posts from 2015}

The lovely Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a fun end of year link-up highlighting your best content of 2015.  This year has been absolutely crazy for me.  I started right out of the gate with a strong January, almost doubling my blogging schedule and sewing schedule.  Life does have a way of getting busy though and I tailed off at the end of the year, really slacking in October and November particularly.


#1  Round Trip Quilts:  

My favorite project by far this year was working on the Round Trip Quilts round robin bee.  I got my quilt back in September and it's absolutely amazing.  I haven't had a chance to photograph it yet to share with you but fear not, it will be done.  I loved seeing the instagram/blog posts of when these amazing talented ladies received their tops.  I can't wait to see the finished quilts start popping up.

Some of my favorites to work on were:








#2  Two Birds, One Stone:

This is by far the quilt I'm most proud of this year.  I sleep under it every night and bring it with us when we travel.  My husband even likes it!  I put a lot of work into designing and thinking out this quilt pattern and could not be happier with the final result.  I still need to work out how to write up a pattern for it thought.  :)  You can see all of the posts related to this project here.




#3  Oakshott Scandinavia Challenge

This quilt was made a part of a challenge with Sew Mama Sew and Oakshott Fabrics, using their Scandinavia collection.  I loved the opportunity to make something that honors my family heritage and reminds me of the memories I made when I visited Finland as a girl.




#4  Twice as Nice Superhero Quilts

These matching quilts were made for a coworker who had twin boys in November.  They were really fun to make and I found it challenging to make these matching quilts different enough for the twins.  You can see just the tops here and the finished quilts here. 


#5  In Memory of, #1

This was by far the most challenging project of 2015.  I was commissioned to make two memory quilts using the clothes of my customers parents.  This first quilt was for her brother.  In the end, I'm happy with how it came out but have to admit that the whole thing was a challenge.  I struggled to find motivation to work on this quilt and really had to push myself through each step to get it finished.  I'm starting on the second quilt soon and hope that I can take away some of what I learned from the first time around.



Thank you for following along as I reviewed my best of 2015 posts.  I hope you'll take the opportunity to reflect on your best of as well!






26 comments:

  1. I enjoyed getting to follow along this year, and this is a great summary of your work. I look forward to seeing what you create in 2016. :)

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  2. I love all of these! The Two Birds, One Stone and the superhero twin quilts are my favorites! :)

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  3. Beautiful quilts! I really, really love that memory quilt.

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  4. They are all beautiful, but Two Birds, One Stone - just wow! Great work this year!

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  5. Beautiful projects, every one! I'm glad I stopped by to see!

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  6. Honestly? Not only is your Two Birds, One Stone Quilt my favorite of your finishes this year; for me, it is one of the standout quilts from quilt blogs overall this year. Loooooove it! : )

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  7. Great quilts! I remember seeing them throughout the year and it was so nice to be able to see them again. Thanks for linking up!

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  8. Great projects, Beautiful work. Looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings.

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  9. You have some really wonderful finishes here, Jenn. Of course the Two Birds, One Stone is amazing! But I am also drawn to the Memory quilt. Your design is perfect as it showcases the fabrics without allowing them to overpower the entire quilt. Hope you will be joining Cheryl for the Pattern Writing series she has planned for the new year. It may help you to complete your pattern for the Two Birds, which is sure to be a great seller. It's a gorgeous quilt! Looking forward to seeing what you create in the coming New Year. Happy 2016!

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous quilts! Top 5 worthy! Two Birds is one of my favorite quilts...stunning! Can't wait to see your 2016 quilts!

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  11. Beautiful quilts! Even if you slacked off at the end of the year, you finished some beauties.

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  12. Beautiful finishes! You should be very proud of Two Birds, One Stone. I would take it with me everywhere too :)

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  13. Beautiful quilts, love them all!

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  14. What great quilts! I made a Birds in the Air variation, too -- it looks quite different from yours. Quilting provides infinite variety.

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  15. I love Two Birds, One Stone, great colors, such a striking quilt!

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  16. These are all amazing quilts! I think your favorite is my favorite too- looking forward to seeing a pattern for that!

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  17. Beautiful quilts. I especially like Two Birds, One Stone. The colors and design just pop.

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  18. What a beautiful year in quilts Jennifer - I've also loved watching you ladies working on the round trip quilts and I can't wait to see what's in store for you in 2016! BTW you and I still need to coordinate that swap, where did December go???!?!?!

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  19. Still drooling over that Scandinavian quilt! I cannot wait to see what 2106 brings, even with your busy schedule you had quite an amazing 2015 :)

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  20. I've been so busy this year it's been hard to follow along so I really appreciate getting to look at your top five. The last quilt looks great despite the challenges.

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  21. Your Two Birds, One Stone quilt is what brought me here. I'd love to see a pattern developed for it!

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  22. Wow, your "Two Birds..." quilt looks like some quilt math! No wonder you are holding off with the pattern :) Those are lovely and thought through finishes. Best of luck for the second Memory Quilt. All the best for 2016!

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  23. Working on the round robin quilts has been a highlight for me too. They always made me stretch my brain, and I miss them now that they are finished.
    Lots of lovely quilts here!

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  24. I really liked your take on the memorial quilt--great design and love all those plaids and stripes!

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  25. These are all so beautiful! Great projecst :)

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