The 2022 Crystal Ball, Revisited!

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.

Completed this in October a gift.
Nope, haven’t started this. Putting on the 2023 list!
I get an A+ on this one. I made two small ones for my grand daughters, two for hubby and me, 3 small ones for friends and 8 pipe themed ones!

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. 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.

Purple Reign fabric. Done! And I did some experimental FMQ on the twin size finished project (see below).

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.

Esther Aliu pattern for the challenge! Both Sandra and I completed this pattern!

Here are the two completed challenge quilts!

The 2022 List:

  1. My 2021 WIP s Done!
  2. On My Window Flowers Bloom Done!
  3. Finish the jacket I am making for hubby. Done!
  4. Use up a couple layer cakes (perhaps a quilt with half square triangles?) Done
  5. Christmas Tree appliqué . Done
  6. Coffee themed wall hanging No – put on 2023 list
  7. Cindi Edgerton’s Christmas stocking paper-pieced pattern. Done
  8. IN ADDITION: made 5 tops (wardrobe update!)
  9. 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!



  1. Hi yes, I love a new project and our joint challenge will be fun. I have a few so will also be watching and waiting for your completions . Have fun find more lol


  2. Loved how you were honest and said “If I run across something I really like – pattern, idea, fabric – I add it to the list and scoot everything else down.” LLLOL Some wonderful patterns there Lennea, loved the Feathered Christmas tree looks similar to my Christmas tree I made a few years ago. Your fabrics you bought in Nov would look nice in any body’s stash. Looks like you have a very busy 2022 coming up? Hugs from Down Under.

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    1. I used to have a much longer list that would change a lot as it was really more an idea list and we quilters have hundreds of ideas! Now I pick the things I am really committed to for the list. But honestly? It’s my list. I can do what I want with it!!


  3. I love that you thought to take photos of everything! I saw most of these on previous posts, but I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all together. You do beautiful work. I always have a list of 5 or 6 projects to keep me “on point”, but new fabrics, patterns or gifts that I need to make revise my lists all the time. We still have several weeks before the end of the year… happy stitching!


    1. Yes, sometimes I need to dig out older photos to fit the topic! Flexibility is the key. When we find something new to catch our eye, and inspire us, then it’s definitely time to update the list.


  4. thank you for sharing Lennea, what a feast for my eyes, beautiful. if you do send out your quilt to be quilted, view it as a success for you that you could let go of what you “can’t” do, and enjoy that you “can” let it go! lots of luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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