Tuesday, December 13, 2022

2022 Challenges, 6 - 10

 I made a list last December of challenges for the year 2022. Now at the end of 2022, I'm reviewing how many of those challenges I've met. I'll be posting about those challenges all week. As I said in my last post, moving into a new house slowed down the quilting progress.

This post is about challenges 6 - 10. Click on the title of each number to follow a link to a post.

6. School auction flimsy - I decided to combine #2 with #6 and pieced a Blue Ridge Beauty. She is in the process of being hand quilted for the 2023 school auction.

7. Finish ongoing RSC projects -

    Star Dance - All the shoofly blocks have been pieced but no progress since. Hopefully a 2023 finish.

    Scrappy Sprouts - All of the blocks are pieced but no progress since, maybe in 2023?

    Dancing Stars - Again nothing, still in the bag, maybe in 2023?

I've decided I can't start anymore RSC projects until these 3 are finished.

8. Welsh Beauty - hand quilting - The challenge I had issued last December was to be halfway finished with the hand quilting by May. I actually reached the halfway point in March but I finished the hand quilting in October! 

9. Hearts & Wreaths Applique quilt - All of the blocks for the center have been appliqued. Now I need to prep the borders. The borders will take at least a year to applique.

10. UFQ's (unfinished quilts) - Finish at least 1 of them.

Several UFQ's were finished.

A. Another String X flimsy. I did think about keeping this quilt for our own use but then decided to donate it to be knotted for a comforter.

B. Indian Hatchet - I love this quilt. This one is staying here for our own use.

C.  Arrowhead Blocks - This is a small quilt that I've machine quilted. He has gone to a nursing home for use as a lap quilt.

I think I've completed other UFQ's but these were the main ones I thought of.

Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wednesday Wait LossNeedle & Thread Thursday


Katie said...

I love all of these updates and your organization! You've had such a stitchy year even with all of your upheaval - amazing!

LJ said...

ALWAYS, always, I love watching your progress with hand-quilting. Welsh Beauty is 'the best'.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Blue Ridge Beauty is so aptly named! Just beautiful!

Ivani said...

Welsh Beauty is gorgeous, but I love them all.

Sharon Kwilter said...

Your hand quilted quilt is stunning. I wish I had the patience to do hand-quilting. I won't even sew on binding by hand anymore. LOL

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

You have had a lot of amazing projects going on this year. It has been a joy to watch your progress. I am still in awe of Welsh Beauty. Your quilting is amazing, Gretchen. Have a very lovely week.

maggie fellow said...

powerful projects this year and great progress - always fun to watch and admire

Linda said...

Wonderful quilts, You have had a busy year! Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

Maggie said...

Dear Gretchen,
You have definitely made a big dent in all the projects and the progress with moving house is phenomenal. Love seeing all the different ones you work on. I am always inspired by all the handwork and quilting. Hubby said last night as we were watching a movie, you just finished one and now you are working on the next one? Point is when we find our rhythm we do not want to loose it, lol. My youngest sister has an urgent need to get her quilt and the worry will just not do, instead doing something positive and to distract me from all of the what if’s and stress. I lost track of time and just quilted, not thinking about it. My body is now letting me know to slow down and relax. We are definitely changing the world one quilt at a time. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Susan said...

You've certainly had a busy year both piecing and quilting. Eventually, these will get finished.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Seems you did really well in meeting your goals! The result is a lot of beautiful quilts. Love Welsh Beauty for it's simple beauty. Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.