Best of 2022 Linky Party! Dec 26-Jan 2

On this first day of the year, I am taking a look back at 2022 and favorite posts on my blog. Cheryl Brickey at Meadow Mists sponsors this hop every year, and it is fun to take a look back and see what other people liked and what you like. There are 6 selected posts (2 are under one category) which include reader’s favorites, my personal favorites, and two QAL favorites.

The Readers’ Favorites this Year

Everyone loved the Gutcheon Wedding Ring block I chose for scrap quilting this year. I think its attraction is that it is both straight and a little curvy and uses some favorite stash pieces to make it – 2 1/2″ and 3″ blocks. It also makes a great secondary pattern when paired with the same block.

I did make a quilt here with two sets of the blocks. Actually, this post about this quilt was one of the other posts that got a lot of attention. I abandoned the project in April and have some blocks to complete. They will come on retreat and I will make another baby quilt from this.

My Favorite Finish

This was my favorite finish because it was for a dear friend. She picked the fabrics and I worked a little magic with them. I really loved the piano key borders; not something I usually use but it worked so well for this. I felt deeply honored and grateful to my friend for entrusting me with this project.

My Favorite Quick Project

Everything about this colorful bag project made me happy. The pattern was one I picke dup at Quilt Con in 2020, before the world shut down. The border fabric is from a backing for a child’s quilt but it is just enough to enhance the colors in the flying geese. I have yet to use it, but I love looking at.

Two Other Favorite Finishes from QALs

I participated in two QALs, and finished one top on time and one late. First was Yvonne’s Planview Quilt Along. I loved making it and enjoyed the quilting process, which happened quite a bit after the QAL ended. It was one of the first things I quilted after my ankle broke, and I took my time with it and did some new designs.

The second QAL was designed by Sandra @mmmquilts and called Pop Star. I have participated in all her QALs since 2017 and was eager to finish this. Both of these quilts were a part of my healing – knowing that I could get back to doing something that I loved.

Please remember to visit some of the other favorite finishes linked up at Cheryl’s linky party. There is a lot of eye candy there! Thanks to Cheryl for sponsoring this little party and to all those who cheer us along in our quilting and blogging! There is nothing like the support of the quilting community – whether near or far.

Coming Up on the Blog:

Favorites of 2022
Shades of Blue Blog Hop 1/20/23
Tips and Tutorials 1/22/23
Villa Rosa Blog Hop 1/24/23

Linking Up

Best of 2022 Linky Party
Monday Musings

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  1. January 1, 2023 / 8:58 PM

    I enjoy reading the year reviews, so this was fun to see. You’ve had a good year!

  2. January 1, 2023 / 10:16 PM

    You had some really lovely posts and finishes this year. I know it wasn’t what you had hoped to be able to accomplish, so I hope that 2023 is injury free for you! <3

  3. January 1, 2023 / 10:35 PM

    Congrats on all your finishes and on your amazing quilting too. All the best for 2023!

  4. Cocoa Quilts
    January 2, 2023 / 8:39 AM

    These are amazing finishes for 2022, with your mishap changng your plans. Hoping for a healthy 2023 for you and the family!

  5. January 2, 2023 / 10:05 AM

    Nice review Kathleen. I love the wedding ring and have bookmarked to make!

  6. January 2, 2023 / 1:37 PM

    Beautiful finishes!!! I’m glad to hear that you’re back to quilting after your broken ankle!!!
    Happy New Year! 🙂

  7. January 2, 2023 / 2:20 PM

    Hi Kathleen! What a fun retrospective on your finishes for the last year. While I’m a regular reader, some of them I completely forgot about or missed. That Quilt Con bag is SO cool. I hope you have been using it happily and proudly. The quilt you made for your friend is just stunning. It looks gorgeous on her bed, and I’m a huge fan of they piano key border. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. January 2, 2023 / 4:35 PM

    What wonderful quilts and projects! I do love your friend’s quilt, so gorgeous.

  9. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    January 2, 2023 / 5:13 PM

    Fun quilt parade, Kathleen!!! I enjoyed revisiting these quilts!!!

  10. January 2, 2023 / 8:49 PM

    Thanks for the look back at 2022, Kathleen. Yours was filled with beautiful quilt finishes!

  11. January 10, 2023 / 12:09 PM

    You had some beautiful finishes in 2022, Kathleen. I’m looking forward to seeing what 2023 brings!!

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