Time to look back on the quilting year and see what projects got tackled from the 2022 list.
I looked at these four perspectives: 1) Any lurking WIPs, 2) my fabric stash, 2) my pattern stash, and 4) a personal challenge.
WIPs – Two carry over projecst from 2021. Sorry, dear readers, I am not a WIP accumulator.
Pattern Stash: Time to rifle through my paper patterns, a few magazines that I have on the shelf, patterns in my Esther Aliu applique group, and patterns saved to my hard drive. Patterns can be great inspiration.
Fabric stash: Our most recent visit to one of my favorite quilt shops – Creative Union Fabrics up in Port Townsend, WA – in late Nov included this wonderful purple grouping. https://creativeunionfabrics.com. I also have a number of layer cake (10″ square sets) that are languishing on the shelves, including a holiday layer cake bought on sale in Nov.
Personal Challenge: This year, Sandra and I selected Esther Aliu’s On My Window Flowers Bloom pattern for our applique challenge. We also decided to do a second Esther pattern, Secret Garden.
Here are the two completed challenge quilts!
The 2022 List:
- My 2021 WIP s Done!
- On My Window Flowers Bloom Done!
- Finish the jacket I am making for hubby. Done!
- Use up a couple layer cakes (perhaps a quilt with half square triangles?) Done
- Christmas Tree appliqué . Done
- Coffee themed wall hanging No – put on 2023 list
- Cindi Edgerton’s Christmas stocking paper-pieced pattern. Done
- IN ADDITION: made 5 tops (wardrobe update!)
- Complete the Summer Haze quilt for my daughter. Done-ish. The top is completed, but not the quilting.
Here is Hubby’s completed new Smoking Jacket.
Below is the Sampler style quilt made from10″ layer cake squares (one of my WIPs) using half square triangles. This one was gifted to my niece Emily.
My second WIP. Completed and gifted. This a wall hanging.
Small stockings for my grand daughters. I will add $$ and small gifts to them and mail out for Christmas.
Below is the completed Summer Haze project. It is 102″ square and won’t fit in one photo!! While I have completed the top, I haven’t been able to sandwich and quilt due to health issues. I may send this out to be quilted, which would be a first for me. Hmmm.
Christmas stockings for Hubby and myself!
More Pipe themed stockings! And three special request stockings below.
A special request summer table runner for a friend. And the fall runner that I made for her.
I enjoyed making the runner above so much, that I made a full runner for myself!
The Feathered Christmas Tree for a friend! And the 9 Cats project for another friend.
And finally, my progress on the Secret Garden Challenge project. I am working on the center block now and will continue with SG through the fall/winter.
I hope your sewing year was both fun and productive!