December 31, 2019

Best of 2019 | Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #bestof2019 #quilting #modernquilts

Another year of making and blogging is coming to an end, which means it’s time to check in on your top 10 favourite blogs posts of the year!

Do you know what the best part about blogging is?


The excitement I get every time you leave a comment just never wears off!

Even after 4 years of sharing, hearing from you is hands down the best part! It always brightens my day to receive your comments and questions. For me, that’s the whole point about sharing my makes and tutorials with you. Yes, I want to inspire you to create as well, but it’s the sense of community – connecting with other like-minded quilters and makers – that really gets me fired up!
And checking in at the end of the year is especially fun, as it gives me a chance to see which projects resonated the most with you.

So, let’s dive in!

Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #bestof2019 #quilts #modernquilts

TOP 10 OF 2019

Louise the Bunny on a stack of Pink Lemonade quilts | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #sockbunny #quilts #stackofquilts

This is THE post I would have loved to find when I fist started quilting. Which is exactly why I created it for you! And I’m just thrilled that it was the number 1 post of 2019!

Mod Rose Modern Aztec Quilt | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernquilt #konacotton #quilting

You guys blew me away with how much you loved the Modern Aztec quilt pattern! I think there’s something to be said for a pattern including so many variations and options for you to choose from 😊

Fall Irish Vortex | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #scrappyquilt #fatquarterfriendly #quilts

I initially launched the Irish Vortex quilt pattern in 2018, but when I was playing around with the design, I actually got started on this scrappy version. I always like to try out different fabric combos with my patterns and who doesn’t have a fat quarter bundle kicking around in their fabric stash – right?! This was such a fun one and made me so happy to finally bust into a fat quarter bundle that had been sitting in my stash for…well, let’s not dwell on that 😉


Meow Flight Plan Quilt | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltsinthewild #trianglequilt

I designed this quilt for my SIL for a special birthday she was celebrating. I didn’t have any intention of releasing the design as a pattern, but you all loved her so much that I just had to! The Flight Plan pattern has lots of versatility too to bring your own personal touch to it!

Sonata Modern Aztec Table Runner | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltedtablerunner #handquilted #tablelinen #diy

This was the first table runner version of the Modern Aztec design. I thought the pattern lent itself so nicely to a table runner and who doesn’t need some quick makes in their repertoire? I even made my mum one for her birthday this year, which you can read more about here

Improv Mini Quilt | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #wip #worksinprogress #modernimprovquilting #handquilted

How’s the state of your WIP?! Mine is always a long list, I just can’t help it! And the Finish-a-Long is the perfect way to keep track of all those unfinished projects so they don’t get lost in the shuffle. I see you like checking in to see what projects I have on the go too! Stay tuned for more lists coming your way in 2020 😉

Ecliptic Quilt | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltingcurves #modernquilt

I was so excited to see you love quilting curves as much as I do! Lots more curvy goodness coming your way soon!! Including the pattern for this Ecliptic quilt!

Indian Star Mini Wall Hanging | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #bestof2019 #miniquilt #handquilted

Gotta love how this mini packs a visual punch! I especially love the fabrics I chose as it’s a combo I’d been wanting to play with for awhile.

Holiday Modern Aztec Table Runner | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #diytablerunner #quilting #tabledecor

What I love about this holiday table runner is that it feels like the holidays, but without being overly holiday themed. It’s heavily influenced by Scandinavian design, which I have a real soft spot for. Classic with a touch of whimsy – perfection! 

Rocksteady Quilt | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #suzyquiltspattern #quilting #modernquilt

This one sat basted for what feels like years! Sometimes you just can’t rush the process and I’m thrilled I didn’t as the end result was nothing less than spectacular.

Best of 2019 Linky Party | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #bestof2019

Hop over to Meadow Mist Designs to see more Best Of from the community!

Did your favourite make the list? Let me know in the comments below 😊



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Quilting Binding Tutorial Part 2 | Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #handbinding

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  1. What a lot of work you packed into 2019!! Wishing you continued success in 2020. Quilty New Year!

    1. So sweet of you, thank you! Wishing you a quilteriffic New Year 😊

  2. Bonne année Shannon. Je suis heureuse d'avoir découvert ton site cette année ainsi que toutes tes belles créations. Cela m'inspire beaucoup.

    1. Aw, Line, c’est tellement gentile! Je suis heureuse que tu aimes les projects. Plus à venir dans la nouvelle année 😉 Bonne année!

  3. Great round-up! I so enjoy reading your blog posts - all the colours and the beautiful pictures are truly inspiring! I'm looking forward to reading more about your work in 2020!

    1. Aw, Izzy, you truly are the best! I’m always so happy to see your name pop up whenever you leave a comment! Thank you for always encouraging me in my quilty journey 😊

  4. I love all of your finishes and patterns in 2019. A wish you a wonderful 2020 filled with more quilting!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Cheryl! Wishing you a stellar 2020 with lots of quilty joy 😊