My favourite makes for 2017

Last year, I made a list of my top 5 projects, so I though I should do the same this year. Some of these were high visit posts–and some were not, but nevertheless are my favourite makes from the year.

Quilt finish

Hands down, my Modern Butterfly quilt finished in May. Right now draped across the sofa ready for snuggling. I like that the back is as interesting as the front.

final shot modern butterfly

Simply Solids Modern Butterfly

Pillow finish

The walleye pillow I made for my husband’s birthday was a lot of fun to make, and since it lives in the bedroom, I get to enjoy it every day too.


walleye pillow

Bag or tote finish

Hey, how about my lunchbag that I use every day! The laminate lining is super, and I’ve figured out the most efficient way to pack my various containers.

outside finish

Non-quilted finish

Oops, not too many of those. Let’s revisit the Slow & Steady shorts I made for my daughter this summer. I sure hope these will fit for another year.

Tula Pink Sunny Days shorts

My daughter in her new pink Tula Pink shorts.

Rainbow finish
While not a complete rainbow, I was really pleased with how my quilt for the #bigquiltbee turned out. I hope it is bringing joy to someone this holiday season.

finished quilt draped

Whether you celebrated Christmas or not, many blessings to you and your family as we look ahead to the possibilities of the New Year. Linking up to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for the best of linky party.


  1. Beautiful finishes in 2017! Wishing you a wonderful 2018!

  2. That’s a great list. Your butterflies are beautiful.

    1. Thanks for visiting and Happy new year!

  3. smilesfromkate · ·

    You have included a great variety of lovely finishes here Lisa. Love the butterflies and who can resist a rainbow? Not me for sure. But my favourite just has to be your pillow. I just love the overall design and colour contrast set off by the perfect quilting design, so clever. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, with many more wonderful quilty finishes.

    1. Thank you Kate! The quilting on the walleye pillow is a design I want to try on a big quilt sometime.

  4. Great finishes, I love the butterfly quilt. Thanks for linking up and happy new year!

    1. Thanks for hosting the linky party, it’s great to be able to revisit some of my favourites from other bloggers too.

  5. Your butterfly quilt is so pretty! The walleye makes me smile.

    1. I really enjoyed making the walleye pillow. I don’t like applique that is folk artsy, so this more modern and realistic version was great to practice turning my vision into reality.

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