On New Years’ Eve I always write a “State of the Studio” post where I can look back at the body of work that I have completed during the year.
There have been years where I only had two or three things to talk about but thankfully that isn’t the case for 2022. It has been a GREAT creative year!!
(If you click on any of the photos below, it will take you to one of the posts about that particular project.)
Where to start…..
At 11:45pm on December 31st, 2021, I put the last stitches in this quilt to be given to my friend Marnie. It was named “Wellspring” and was delivered to her on January 1!!
In February, I presented a new pattern using fabrics from the “Into The Woods” collection from Sarah Watson…..
This pattern is available HERE
Later in February, I posted about finishing the “Macaron” Mystery quilt top. Although I wasn’t happy with my fabric choices, it made a nice donation quilt…..
In March I finished the Angela Walters “Free Motion Feather Challenge…..
I certainly feel a lot better about quilting feathers after finishing and entire quilt with them!!!
Also in March, I began the “Simple Sawtooth Star” quilting challenge……
…initially providing a free pattern for the top and then week-by-week instructions for quilting each block.
All of this instruction, including the free pattern is still available HERE
In June it was time to make a baby quilt for sweet Charlotte…..
And, then I got to thinking about a painting that I had shown as an inspiration, and the “Botero Flower Garden” came from that idea…..
During the summer months I worked thru another of Angela Walters FMQ Challenges….
I finally got around to quilting my “Woodpile” quilt and then had SO much fun photographing it at the Botanic Garden…..
Also, during the summer I began piecing on “Star Explosion”….my entry in the Ruby and Bee Fabric Challenge from the Modern Quilt Guild. It was finished in September and entered in the Challenge…..
I have heard that it was accepted and will hang at QuiltCon in February….I am so excited!!
While I was working on that quilt, I also started playing with scraps to make Charity quilts, working with “Square-In-A-Square” blocks. There were two quilts that came out of this play time but my favorite was “Dancing Squares”. I liked it so much that I turned it into a free pattern…..
You will receive this pattern when you sign up for my newsletter which can be done HERE
I also found a “Whirlpool” pattern and made this fun top for Charity…..
In preparing for my guild “Bargello Challenge”, I made two simple Bargello quilts…..
…leading to my challenge quilt entitled “Flowers Will Bloom Again”…..
Finally, it was time to make a quilt for my future grandson (now known as Archer)….
The last finish of the year has been quilting a Sampler Quilt that my friend Diane had started…..
Another quilt has been finished….Marnie’s Guitar, but I haven’t posted about the finish yet so will save it for 2023!!
It has been interesting to look at my Stats for 2022……
I had 81,163 views of my blog and website.
The most viewed post was a silly one with a Snuffy Smith Cartoon
Next was a tip about storing broken needles and pins.
In third place was a post that I do every year about rolling quilts for storage. It is ALWAYS a popular one!!
I have seen my audience grow in 2022 and I am thankful to each person who reads, responds or subscribes to my blog.
So….if you haven’t subscribed, please do it today so that you don’t miss a single post.
I hope that you enjoy your New Years’ Eve…..Stay Safe…..and I will see you in 2023!!!!
4 thoughts on “State of the Studio – 2022”
Thank you for sharing a recap of this last year. I’m the recipient of the first quilt given in 2022. I am also the co creator of the One of a Kind guitar that we completed earlier this month. Thank you for sharing your talents with so many of us. Happy New Year, can’t wait to see what 2023 looks like.
Thanks Marnie….it has been my pleasure!!!
You’ve had an impressive year! Consider this a pat on the back. Love you.
Thanks Andrea….we both deserve a pat on the back!!!