Once again Cheryl @meadowmistdesigns and Yvonne @quiltingyetgirl are hosting their end-of-year reviews. I am dividing my Best of 2022 and the #2023PlanningParty – same as last year.
This year I managed to create an automated best nine collage. On the left is what it looked like. It reminded me of that special phase with my Wonky Star quilt. It is rated in there four (!) times. The IG gods did like me then ;) And as already tradition I created My Own Nine shown on the right.
From those I picked my personal Top Five of 2022. Nothing specific like likes or finished status but just the five of those projects shown above that felt like they represented my 2022. They are in no specific order – I just used the arrangement from the graphic which was the most pleasing to look at ;) Well, in bottom to top order because my Top 1 is clearly Spikes. But see for yourself …
Best of 2021
Spikes is number one. It was supposed to be my third pattern release which is currently in a phase of re-testing and should finally release in the first half of January! As you can see it is not yet finished, so I did not fulfill my goal, but writing and testing a pattern is always a labor of love. My patchwork baby ;)
It was also my first ever project working with metallic fabric and I looooove the look!
Another fun creation is my Scrappy Pixel quilt – also still a work in progress. It is one of those in-the-moment projects and it was just very fun to rummage through my scraps and sew the blocks. Easy and simple patchwork – chain piecing. What is not to love?
For some reasons Wonky Stars – a baby quilt for a colleague – was favored very highly by the Instagram gods. Which also seems to be a self-fulfilling prophesy: Once you get a lot of likes fast, IG loves your photo and shows it to more people who like it and so on… we all know the “stupid-algorithm”. So glad, I could make it happy for once ;)
Not a new pattern but a huge pattern upgrade was Rainbow Fragments. The All the Diagonals pattern is now over 200 pages long. Uff! A lot of work but so happy with the result. The quilt looked awesome in my sewing room but it was a bit too big. So I will sew a smaller version in the “rainbow” colorway but with the First Light fabric collection.
Tesselation was an art style quilt project for my sister. I offered to sew quilts for when they moved to their own apartment but she asked for a wall quilt like mine in canvas style on a wooden frame. She picked the design idea and fabrics and was overall involved in the process. The quilting design was a community idea. Brilliant :)
If you want to see all my finishes hop over to the gallery.
I would not manage this many projects without all your tips, support and encouragement. I really appreciate every like and comment! Thanks for all your quilty love!
Want to know more about my goals for 2023? Check out the #2023planningparty post.