One Groovy Quilt is the project I was hoping would win, so I was very happy when I saw that it had. I made it for my partner, onegroovyday, in the Invite Your Partner swap last spring. Since it was all hand-quilted it was very time consuming to make, but I knew she would appreciate it, and she did! I love the colors and the log cabin pattern.
Then I discovered that two purses, A Rainbow and a Luna Moth, that I made for my partners in the Surprise Swap, were also winners! They were both made using my standard zippered tote bag pattern, then I personalized them with the recipients' favorite themes. These too were time consuming, but the results were really worth the effort.
I enjoyed looking at all the different projects that won "Best Of..." in the different categories--there are really a lot of winners! It wasn't until I reached the very last category--swaps-- that I realized I had won again, for the Halloween/Autumn Ninni Swap (which I coorganized with Susan), and for the Craft This Tote Round 2 Swap (which I coorganized with Wendie). The interesting galleries are what made these two swaps notable (click on the name of each swap to visit the gallery).
All this excitement makes me want to get busy on some new projects (and potential winners!) Every project posted on Craftster this year will be considered for "Best Of 2013", so if you are crafty, YOU can put your projects in the running too! If you are not a member of Craftster, don't worry, signing up is easy, and you can start posting your projects right away. Craftster is a wonderfully encouraging community, and I highly recommend it!