Friday, December 30, 2022

Reflecting on 2022 and Welcoming 2023

Always Right

The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a wonderful time to reflect on goals accomplished and to set new ones for the upcoming year.   I recently shared my Best of 2022 post and now I'll be liking up to #2023PlanningParty.   I've filled this post with some eye candy of favorite finishes for the year because it is always fun to share them one more time.

Goals were set in the Reflecting on 2021 and Welcoming 2022 post and I'm feeling really good about how the year went.

Sea of Tranquility

Make at least one quilt to submit to QuiltCon 2023.  Yes!  I made 3 quilts specific for QuiltCon submission - two of them were for the yearly challenge.  I'm excited that two quilts were accepted.

Join a QAL to create a charity quilt only using fabric from stash.  Yes sort of!  I did finishing the quilting on a long time WIP and donated it to our guild charity so while not my original intent, I'm still calling this one done!

Submit a quilt design for publication.  Yes!  I've submitted two although neither were accepted.

Play with color to make a improv mini quilt. Yes!!  I've done several things with this goal.  First, my Tilted Tiles quilt and my Orange Peels were both examples of working with a new to me palette accomplished by purchasing a bundle of solids that someone else curated.  Although not yet finished, I also played with  orange scraps and the 30 days of improv QAL.   None of these projects are actually finished yet - the first two are at least quilt tops - but they all involved playing with color which was the goal.

Blog 1-2 times weekly and continue to host OMG (but without sponsors.)  Yes!  This goal was met and I will carry it into next year.  I was a bit on the fence about OMG but there are people who really like it so I will continue.

Make a group quilt for submission to QuiltCon.  Yes!  My group quilt Patent Pending was submitted to QuiltCon and was accepted for the 2023 show.  

My goals for this next year: 
  • Make at least one quilt to submit to QuiltCon 2024 which will be in RALEIGH!
  • Donate one quilt to our guild charity using only fabric from stash 
  • Adopt the 'container' concept in my sewing room and donate or sell fabric I no longer want
  • Run a quilt-along with a quilting friend
  • Continue to challenge my fabric color choices to explore new color combinations
  • Blog 1-2 times weekly and continue to host OMG (but without sponsors.)


Happy New Year!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. You had such a wonderful year, Patty, and I look forward to seeing what you create and 2023 has in store for you. I hope having these goals is a helpful guidepost for you throughout the year. Happy New Year!

  2. Did I really read this read and you managed ALL your goals? That is soooo awesome! Big congrats. And all the best for 2023! xo

  3. Thank you for another year of OMGs - wishing you all the best for 2023 and looking forward to the QAL!!

  4. You did very well with your goals this year. I love so many of the new pieces that you did. I do love OMG and totally understand the need to give up the prize piece...the joy is in getting it done. Good luck with your goals this year!


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