I am joining in on Yvonne@Quilting Jetgirl’s#2022 Mid Year Check-in Linky Party. I’ve participated in these Planning Parties hosted by Yvonne for the past six years. (See my 2021, 2020, 2020 Mid Year Review, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 posts for previous quilting-related goals). I really enjoy the opportunity to reflect on what I’ve accomplished and be more intentional about what I want to prioritize in the coming half-year or year.
Here is what I had hoped to accomplish in 2022:
I’ve been keeping up with making 2″x 4″ flying geese for THREE temperature quilts that uses data from AccuWeather for cities in three different states. I am using the same Kona solids to depict each temperature range, and it has been so much fun to see the columns of flying geese next to each other and compare the different temperatures for each state. Below is a pic of Jan-March units sewn together with my town in New Mexico (NM) on the left, my stepdaughter’s Bay Area city in California (CA) in the middle, and my stepson’s city in Washington (WA) on the right. The purple colors are the colder temps, and the greens and yellow are the warmer temps.
Quilt Your Life
In January I joined Kitty@NightQuilter’s Quilt Your Life Crew and had planned to document distance on my Peloton bike. I’ve been riding it at least 10 minutes a day (which for me has been a little over 3K) for the past eight months (except for one day when I was sick with food poisoning–Ugh!). I originally planned to make large throw-size Quilt Your Life quilt, but have decided to make a mini quilt with the block below embellished with some embroidered stats for the year.
Quilts for Special Occasions
- a high school graduation quilt for my great-nephew, Colby
- an I Spy quilt to celebrate Lucy’s first birthday in April
- a Pineapple mini quilt for my sister-in-law, Sharon’s 70th birthday also in April
- a Butterfly Effect English Paper Piecing quilt for my best friend, Mary’s birthday in October using a quilt kit I bought in April from Pink Door Fabrics.
I got the first two on my list of Quilts for Special Occasions completed. I finished Colby’s high school graduation camping quilt in June, link to post here. I really enjoyed making Lucy’s I Spy quilt, link to post here. I started to work on a Pineapple mini quilt for Sharon’s 70th birthday but had some difficulty with it and had lots of other things going on in my life, so I opted for a store-bought gift. Gasp! I also decided to postpone making the Butterfly EPP mini quilt for my best friend. Lord knows she’s NOT hurting for handmade items from me!
I decided to turn an old Work-in-Progress from 2019 into a donation quilt in 2022. It is the Treasure Hunt quilt, and I had Bee Hive members make scrappy blocks that for this quilt. I ended up donating this quilt to a professor of mine from grad school who lost everything in a wildfire in May. Read more about this quilt here.
Quilts that Weren’t on my list for 2022
Round Robin Quilts
In January I decided to participate in the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) 2022 organized by Quilting Gail. I enjoyed it so much that I made my another round robin quilt using most of the same borders for a quilt for my stepson featuring his Boston Terrier, Sushi. See this post for photos of these finished quilts.
Color Gradient Quilts
Not surprisingly, I decided to work on three color gradient quilts this year. One is a finished quilt, one I just received back from Rebecca Grace earlier this week, and one is my current project. The finished quilt is my Color Gradient Strip quilt, link to post here. Nene is the quilt that was quilted by Rebecca, link to finished quilt top here, and my current project is my Murmuration quilt, link to post here.
What’s Up for the Rest of the Year?
My priorities are obviously finishing up my Nene and Murmuration quilts in the next two-three months, and making headway on my temperature quilts and Quilt Your Life mini quilt, but of course I have some other projects that interest me that I may or may not get to.
- I’m thinking of making one more throw-size quilt this year. Lumen is definitely a favorite of all the quilts I’ve made, and I frequently think about making this quilt for myself. Read about the Lumen quilt I made for my stepdaughter here.
- More small projects including mini quilts, table runners, placemats, and pillows.
- Make some blocks for a Mosaic Story Camping Quilt using Amy Friend’s Mosaic Story quilt block.
- Make some Sew Tiny ornaments. See two adorable trees in this post.
- Make a center block for the 2023 Stay At Home Round Robin.
Linking up to Quilting Jetgirl: #2022 Mid-Year Check-in.