Friday 30 December 2022

2022 - My quilting year in review

It's the end of the year, so it's time for my end of year wrap up.  At the end of each year I like to look back on the goals I set myself at the start of the year.  

Here's what I planned to work on in 2022:

1. Licorice Allsorts Block of the Month from Wendy Williams

I've finished all the embroidery, and pieced about 40% of the blocks.  These blocks are tricky! But I love it and am keen to finish this quilt in 2023.

2. Ruby Star

I've finished this quilt and you can read about it here.  

This is my second quilt using the Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head pattern by Willyne Hammerstein from Millefiori Quilts 4.

3. Starry Night / Floral Bouquet

I like to make a Kaffe Fassett quilt each year, and this year it was Starry Night from Quilts in an English Village.

I finished this quilt and gifted it to my mother in law.  You can read about it here

4. Tea Party BOM by Wendy Williams

I'm ashamed to say that there's been no work on this one this year.  It deserves some love in 2023.

5. Neptune and the Mermaid

I finished this quilt and it was accepted in to the Quilt Symposium exhibition which was great.  You can read about it here

So I finished 3 of the 5 quilts on my list for 2022.  That's quite good for me!

I also made:

6. Quilt tops for Ukraine x 11

I spent most of April and May assembling blocks from around NZ into quilt tops for Ukrainian refugee children. 

I offered to collect and post quilt blocks from around NZ to Germany, but as time went on I could see that Claudia in Germany was getting overwhelmed with quilt blocks, so I decided to help her out and assemble the NZ blocks into quilt tops before I sent them over to her in Germany.  

7. Bordered Diamonds

This is another great Kaffe Fassett design.  I made this quilt all from my stash. You can read about this one here.

8. Pine Hill

This was a tree quilt along with our guild.  You can read about it here

I was less productive in 2022 than in previous years because I was on the Quilt Symposium committee.  I spent a lot of time doing the social media and newsletters for Quilt Symposium 2022, but it was a great event, and many people told us they appreciated the clear communication, so it was all worth it.  

So that's my 2022.  Did you have a good year? Feel free to link up a recent blog post in the Peacock Party below. 

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Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

You may feel being less productive, but still, a lot of quilts were achieved, and very pretty ones! Happy New Year ;)

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'd say you were very productive. You may not have pieced all those blocks for the Ukrainian quilts but it takes time to sew them together! The quilts for yourself are so beautiful! You have a great eye for color, happy stitching into 2023!

PaintedThread said...

I loved all of these!

Georgia said...

Here on the other side of the world, I see your posts on Fridays, and I'm always eager to see what you're making. Your quilts are uniquely designed and feature quality workmanship.I am so impressed by what you create and can't wait to see what you do in 2023.

Michelle said...

Wendy, seeing your quilts is always such a treat! You do such beautiful work. I can’t choose a favorite

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have a lot of great finishes - be proud!! and Happy New year and thank you for the link up each week