I spent the 31st December out with our friends for the day touring around checking out the Murray River in flood. These levels are not likely to be seen again in our lifetime. The force of mother nature is something not to be mess with.

Now it is time to look back over my list of projects I planned to work on during 2022 and see how many got crossed off. Then I can have a laydown and once I recover, I can make my 2023 list. Please list be shorter!!!

I must remind myself there is always a lot of projects I complete that never make this unfinished project list. Like this one.

My Cotton Beach Fractured Paintbox stared in April finished in December.

1. Forget Me Not Sew Along EPP hexagon quilt. Up to Step #9 which is about 3/4 through the top. No progress here.

2. Bitty Blocks from the Quiltmaker blog. I am planning to join my Signature blocks with these block to make something out of them. These are now sewn together to wall hanging stage. It may need a border before quilting.

3. My Gardenife Table runner has two blocks completed and I am part way through the third block. Completed.

4. My Pemberley Quilt. A block of the month started in 2016. No progress here at all.

5. The Shop’s Octagon quilt was another block of the month program started in 2016. The blocks are done and I have started on the squares that fill in around the octagons. I need to work on the layout so I can start sewing them together. Some of the blocks. Not touched.

6. My Paradise in Bloom has been quilted and I have the binding on ready for hand sewing down. That is progress, but it should have been finished.

Completed. I don’t know why I don’t have a picture, since it was hanging up in the shop.

7. En Provence Mystery Quilt 2016- Mine is a smaller version of the original and I think there is still a few parts to make up before I can sew the top together. Even choosing to do a smaller version has not help me to complete it before the next year’s mystery is released. No progress.

8. My Christmas Reproduction Sampler Quilt. All the blocks are completed but no progress this year on it. No progress.

9. 2017 On Ringo Lake Mystery Quilt. I think there is a few blocks left to make before the top can go together. This one has not been touched.

10. My Glacier Star Quilt is ready for quilting. Our Technique of the month workshop series in 2021. The first one I taught after becoming a Certified Shop. Completed

11. My Coral Reef Quilt which is 2022 Technique of the month workshop series. It is currently at the House of Valerie waiting to be quilted. Completed and currently hanging in the shop.

12. My American Honey quilt. I have completed all the blocks. I have started the Quilt as you Go part, most of the blocks are quilted and I have joined some blocks together. This one is now all together and I just need to finish the binding.

13. My Folk Flower Quilt I started in Anna Maria Homer’s workshop at Hettie’s Patch. All the background blocks are completed ready for the reverse applique. I did cut myself a summer project but I am wondering about pulling this one out and working on it as I was doing it by hand.
No progress but I have pulled it out and looked at it.

14. One Abbie block became two blocks and I started a third one. 3 would give me a table runner. Some progress on the third block. Need to wrap this one up in 2023.

15. My Rulerwork Quilt started. I think I have 10 blocks made so far. No progress here.

16. One block done from a sew along. No progress on this one.

17. There is eight Quiltworx projects still to be quilted and completed.


This one completed plus 3 others not pictured in this batch completed.

This one not done.

18. Two projects from the warm up sew along, leading to the Nebula block of the Month need quilting. There is at least one more cut ready to go and I haven’t started Nebula. Though Nebula doesn’t count here as it has not been started. This two were completed.

19. My Scrappy Flower quilt which started as a test. I have completed the larger shop version which I plan to kit up but I still need to finish the smaller version. This one has not been touched.

20. My Lakeshore Sunrise is ready for binding as it has just come home from Valerie after she did a fantastic job custom quilting it. This one was completed.

21. I have started Crimson Poppy, a long way to go on this one. Testing it for the retreat in August. This one was completed.

To wrap 2022 up, 7 out of 21 completed. That is a third of the list. Plus there was progress on some of the other ones. Unfortunately some were not touched at all. Time to create my 2023 list. There is 14 to start with.

I hope you are doing a better job than I am in completing projects. If you need some encouragement in completing projects I do run a Facebook group Cynthia’s Ark Project Uninterrupted which you can join and participate in our bi monthly challenges, ask for help and share your victories however small they are. Every step completed in a project is one step closer to the project being finished.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching Cynthia.  

3 Responses

  1. WOW !!!!!
    To finish 7 on your list, work on some of your others , create new workshop samples for during the year, hold down your other job, put on retreats.
    You never cease to amaze me with everything you do. Congratulations on what you have achieved in 2022. ????

  2. Oh my gosh, I do not feel so bad about my UFO’s now, so many projects. Did you even count the ones that you haven’t started yet? My grand total for the year was 28 unfinished including 6 not started.

    You did so well, life is meant to be a long journey not a sprint to the finish line – bit like our quilting journey huh??

  3. Wow! I love the quiltworx quilts! I so want to make some of those! You’ve done some fabulous quilts. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your page.

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