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.
Linking up at
Best of 2022 @ Meadow Mist Designs
Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl
I think it’s very smart to generate your own top 9 for the year, too. It looks like you had a creative and colorful quilting year, and I wish you more of the same in 2023!
Dawn at First Light Designs
I love your Criss-Cross quilt! So beautifully quilted, too. All the best in 2023.
Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts
Oh wow, you had some beautiful finishes this year. I love Spikes and the rainbow hexies. I think the patchwork canvas is a brilliant idea too. All the best for another productive year in 2023!
I love your top finishes, such a rainbow of goodness! Thanks for linking up!
So many fabulous fiishes, Mell. You should be so proud of your accomplishments in 2022. I love all your projects, but Tessellation is absolutely fantastic. Big squishy (virtual) hugs till we can exchange real ones. See you in a few weeks. So excited.
what beautiful quilts you have created. I am fascinated by the patterns and color combinations. They really put a spell on you. Don’t stop with it, I’m curious how things will continue for you in the new year. Many thanks for the link to the annual financial statements and reviews for 2022.
I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for you.