Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Best of 2015? That’s Debatable.

Earlier this month, Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs put out the call: Compile your best posts of 2015 and participate in an end-of-year linky. Sign me up!

If I look at the numbers, my best posts—those that received the most traffic or garnered the most comments—are easy to spot. They’re the ones that featured giveaways or received some third-party seal of approval, like my post for the Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Bar Blog Hop or my tutorial for the Moda Bake Shop. Not surprising, right?

In my non-quantifiable personal opinion, this is the best of From Bolt to Beauty from 2015 ...

Best Personal Confession
Transformation Complete: I’ve Become My Mother



Best Evidence That I’m a Quilting Bad Ass

What Happens on Retreat Stays on Retreat?



Best Excuse for Writing about a Family Pet
Rose, Textile Enemy No. 1



Best Rationale for Justifying a Large Fabric Purchase
Behavior Modification for Quilters



Best Way to Use Up Jelly Rolls … So I Can Buy More Jelly Rolls
Tutorial: Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt


If you’re feeling creative, I would love to hear what you would like to see on next December’s best-of list. Best Embarrassing Moment in Front of a Quilting Celebrity? Best Non-Sewing Use of a Sewing Notion? Best Single-Day Purchase of a Staggering Amount of Fabric?

I have a full year to make good on your ideas. I hope not to disappoint!

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http://meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/12/best-of-2015-linky-party.html


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28 comments:

  1. Love it Michelle! Maybe Most Fun Had While Sewing? ;)

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  2. Cute photos :)
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    Maria V.

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  3. I agree with Kali - that would be a great topic. Or Most Creative Use of a Precut; Favorite Quilt or Project; Most Teachable Moment......the list could go on and on! :) This is a great post!

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  4. Love all your "bests". It's too easy to judge a book by its cover and you're to smart to fall into the trap that the most hits means it's the best!!

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  5. Great list! I hope that you will link up to the linky party :)

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  6. Great list. 2015 was an awesome year. Love your suggestions for next year's list. Merry Christmas.

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  7. Lovely list Michelle! So nice to discover your blog through Cheryl’s Best Post event!

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  8. Hi Michelle! Rose is the cutest ever puppy! Thank you for inspiration for strips! x Teje

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  9. Glad to see you also joined in the party, Michelle! What a great list of posts from 2015. Your sense of humor and your sense of style are super! I can't wait to see what you create in the coming new year!

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  10. Thanks for joining in on the linky party!!

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  11. What a precious little furry face! Rose is just adorable. I have to stop rewarding myself with fabric, the stash is going to take over!

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  12. Looks like 2015 was an creative year. Good luck with Rose, I'm sure she'll make 2016 an even more creative year as you deal with all those puppy growing pains.

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  13. Great list of posts! And I love your ideas for next year!

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  14. Oh, I love your take on your best of 2015! I agree about giveaway or sponsored posts and ignored those, too. I like your ideas for next year and look forward to seeing what 2016 does offer for all of us. :)

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  15. This is a great list of wonderful posts! Thanks so much! :)

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  16. Great list, Michelle! Looking forward to seeing what you blog about in 2016!

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  17. What a great list of posts from 2015. I have to say, I hope to see more of Rose and quilts...she should calm down in about 3 years :)

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  18. So enjoyed reading this post as well as others. I look forward to future posts as well. Discovered you through this linky party--Wahoo!

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  19. Fun list! I think in many ways we have all become our Mother...or will! Can't wait to see what 2016 has up it's sleeve for you!

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  20. I love your list! I love that it's not by the numbers but based on some great posts that meant something to you. You ARE a quilting bad-ass! Congrats to a great 2015 and here's to 2016!

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  21. Those are some good post. Although textile enemy No.1 is getting such a bad rep. she looks so sweet. Can't wait to see what 2016 bring if you're already a quilting bad ass??? Oh, retreat ....

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  22. Great selection!! Happy next year ;-)

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  23. What a fun way to organize your "best" posts! I enjoyed reading it! Happy New Year!

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  24. Great posts -- you are just too funny!

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  25. Great reading about your 2015. Just love that gorgeous puppy face.

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  26. Your titles are just great!

    And is "Best Rationale for Justifying a Large Fabric Purchase - Behavior Modification for Quilters" not a great idea in correlation with the New Year resolutions :)

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  27. I enjoyed reading about Rose's misadventures...and can certainly relate. But rest assured they do grow up and can provide great (destruction free) company as you quilt!

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