One of the best things about having a website is being able to go back and look at what I did in the past year. Let’s take a look at the best of 2022.
When I started in 2007, my blog was an online journal of my life. I was actually doing digital scrapbooking at the time. That type of blog isn’t seen as much now but I still enjoy sharing what has been going on in our lives while still sharing tutorials and quilt patterns.
Freemotion on the Move
When I say it was another crazy year, I mean that we moved again!
Since 2018, I have had 4 different quilt studios in 4 different houses! I never thought we would move this many times in such a short time after living in the same house on the river for 18 years!
Someone told me I should change the name of my blog from to Freemotion by the River to Freemotion on the Move. I agree!
Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is doing her 8th year of a linky party where everyone shares their best of the past year. You can find her Best of 2022 Linky Party here. I used to take part all the time but I think I have missed it for the last 4 years.
Best Posts from 2022
I don’t know for sure if the following posts are really the best or most popular this year but they are the ones I want to share with you. I think I only finished one large quilt this year and several baby quilts. I think I could say that 2022 was the year of table runners and small quilt projects. I have to admit that being able to finish something in a short time is what I really enjoy doing.
Diagonal Strip Blocks Baby Quilt
This is a tutorial for a quilt that is perfect for a baby or could be used as a lap quilt. It isn’t done in your normal baby colors but everyone has really enjoyed this tutorial. Most of the time you can find Mr. Mickey lying on the Diagonal Strip Blocks baby quilt.
Mini Scattered Table Topper
My Scattered quilt pattern continues to be one of my most popular patterns and this year I finally finished the pattern for the Mini Scattered Table Topper. I have made this mini quilt several times and each time it is so much fun to make.
Ankeny Quilt Studio
I am amazed at how many moves we have done in such a short time! One of the most important things for me when looking at homes is a place to quilt. It doesn’t have to be fancy……just plenty of space. This is the reveal of my Ankeny Quilt Studio. I wonder how long we will stay here LOL. I am thinking about finally buying a longarm and there is plenty of room here.
Applique Patchwork Cat
I go in spurts where I really enjoy doing applique and I plan on doing a lot more this year. I designed the Applique Patchwork Cat to use up scraps of quilt fabrics. I’ve been asked and yes, dogs are coming soon!
One of the best things that have happened to us this year is adopting little Rusty. Next to Mickey, he is the sweetest dog I have ever had. He follows Mickey everywhere. We have only had him for a little over one month but it feels like he has been part of our family for a long time. The poor little guy will have surgery in January to once again correct his cherry eyes and take care of some dental work.
2023 Quilt Calendar
This is the 4th year of sharing my Quilt Calendar and I am so happy that many of you have told me you really like it and use it. The 2023 Quilt Calendar is free and you can download the months individually or download the entire year.
Goals for 2023 – it is time to decide on what I hope to accomplish in 2023, I’ll share that in another post, right now we are just enjoying our two companions. Happy New Year to all of you!
I mentioned in my newsletter that I think it is time to finish up some of the unfinished quilts that I have. Hopefully, I will get some of them finished in 2023. I think you can tell that I really enjoy piecing more than actually quilting and finishing the quilt. Are you like that?
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