Saturday, December 31, 2022

Finishes for 2022

Lots of completed quilts this year.  I participated in all of the Project Quilting challenges.  I also had four sandwiched quilts at the end of last year that I finished this year.  Whew!

Tablet cover, Storm at Sea heart, zig-zag mug rugs
black cat, flying geese circle, tea pot and cups and more flying geese

First up:  the small projects.  For the six Project Quilting challenges I made mug rugs.  I still have most of them - they need to find a home!  Although they look great on my wall....  I also threw together a carry case with some crumb fabric I had on hand.  It's perfect for my hand-me-down tablet.

Shady Lanes, Sea Glass, Hexie Crumble
Harlequin Opal, Bouncing Boxes, Sunrise

I finished three throw quilts and three baby quilts this year.  That took up most of my year.  Five of them were gifts (I kept Hexie Crumble myself).  They all had delays - technical problems with sewing or unforeseen events in my life.  But they're done!  Sea Glass and Harlequin Opal were paper pieced patterns.  Bouncing Boxes and Sunrise were quilts of my own design.  Shady Lanes was a fun scrappy quilt - I love the pattern and I will need to do it again.  I have designs for a wall quilt.  Hexie Crumble was a QAYG hexie quilt that I've been working on for years - and won a first prize ribbon at the Topsfield Fair.  Woot!

Swirly Dresden, nightgown
Dancing dress, leafy sweatshirt

I worked on some clothing as well.  I recreated my Swirly Dresden sweatshirt.  It looks great against the black (and it fits me so much better than the blue one).  I also finished a leafy sweatshirt for my Mom in time for Christmas.  Swanson's fabric had four yards of this pretty flowered pastel knit.  It was enough to make a new dancing dress and a summer nightshirt.  If I can find more fabric I like at Swanson's, I have more skirt and dress patterns to try out.

There are so many projects in my backlog.  I'm hoping to put a dent into it this year.  Plus, this season's Project Quilting starts up soon.  It will be fun!

Sharing with:
Wendy's Quilts and More - Peacock Party
Confessions of a Fabric Addict - Can I get a Whoop Whoop?


  1. So fun to see your quilt and sewing project parade, Sally! Hexie Crumble really appeals to me - I love all that color. Happy New Creating Year!

  2. I love the nightshirt and dress, especially! I check Swansons website now and then, but have to remind myself that I don't know enough about fabric and sewing to make a good decision on a website fabric purchase. I do plan to sew in 2023, though! I just got some really nice strong cardboard to hopefully use as a cutting surface atop a bed, since I can't get on the floor anymore. Do you think it will work?


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