December 18, 2021

2022 Goal Planning

It's that time of year again! Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl is hosting the annual Planning Party, so it's time to take a look at my 2021 goals and set some new goals for 2022 😊 

First up, how did I do on the goals I set for this year?

1. Finish my 2020 temperature quilt

Yes, yes, yes! I finally finished it, thanks to my WIPS-B-GONE challenge. You can see the finish post here.
2020 temperature quilt |

2. Make a sewing machine cover

Nope. I didn't even think about starting this. As much as I'd love to have a pretty cover for my machine, I think it's time to take this off my list.

3. Finish three UFOs - specifically my dragon cross stitch, Indecisive quilt and Let it Snow wallhanging

Yes, no and not yet. I am so happy to finally have my dragon cross stitch finished! You can read all about it in this post.
Dragon cross stitch |
I haven't done anything with my Indecisive quilt, other than taking it out to see how much is left to be quilted (about 2/3). I am certain it will not be finished before 2022 arrives. The Let it Snow wallhanging is a possibility, though. First of all, it's much smaller than the Indecisive quilt. Plus it's about half quilted, so there's not really a whole lot left to go. I'm hopeful I can cross it off the list as another WIPS-B-GONE finish before we ring in the new year.

4. 8 more printed patterns

Not quite, though I did release 6 new or updated patterns that are all now available as printed booklets. That's still a win in my books 😊 They're all available as PDFs, too, of course! Clockwise from the top left, the patterns are: Divided, Zoomed In, Shining Through, Mix It Up, Flower Box and Noodles.
Modern quilt patterns |

5. My Easter project

The Grace in the Meadow QAL was one of the highlights of my year! I loved making my two Spring Meadow quilts (even if one is still only a top and the other is still just blocks) and sharing the daily devotions was fabulous. I loved it so much, in fact, that there will be a second QAL before Easter 2022...more on that in a minute.

All in all, I'm pleased with how I did on my 2021 goals, even if I didn't get to everything 😊 Here's what I'm planning for 2022.

1. Make more small quilts

I had this as a goal in 2020 and it helped remind me that not everything needs to be throw size or larger. It's really fun to make small quilts - they're faster, I can quilt them densely without it taking forever and they use up some of the giant box of batting scraps. Since that box is not getting any smaller, or emptier, it's time to try to focus on making small quilts again.

2. Learn to sew pants

I'm pretty comfortable with making shirts and dresses now, though every pattern still usually involves things for me to learn. However, I am seriously intimidated by the thought of making pants, which probably has something to do with my less-than-successful attempt in August of 2020. I really want to learn, though, so I'm going to try to tackle it in 2022.

3. WIPS-B-GONE 2022

The WIPS-B-GONE 100 day challenge has been a huge help in getting me to work on some of my older projects (hello, dragon cross stitch and temperature quilt) and it seems like the other participants are finding it just as helpful. Look for all the details about the 2022 version to come out at the beginning of September.

4. The Add Grace QAL

I am excited to be planning next year's Easter preparation quilt along and devotional journey. The QAL is called Add Grace and the devotions will be mostly focusing on grace as we get ready to celebrate Easter. The quilt design is finalized and I have fabric on the way to make my versions. It's so hard to keep it a secret! I'll be sharing all the details on February 1st. If you want to be notified about those details and when registration opens, go here to join the waitlist.
Add Grace QAL and devotional journey |

5. More workshops

I have been loving teaching online workshops, so I really want to do more of that in 2022. I have a few guild bookings for the year already, and would love to book more. If you'd like to have me visit your guild (virtually), send me an email!

I also want to host some workshops myself, for those who aren't part of a guild, and I want to offer my workshops as on-demand classes, too. The technical aspects of that have me intimidated, but I am determined to follow my own advice and get it done.

I have plenty of plans for new patterns, new tutorials and more, but I'm not going to set goals for those. I'll just follow my interest and work on the things that I feel like working on in the moment. There's no shortage of options, so I'm not worried I'll find myself with nothing to do!

Head over to Yvonne's Planning Party to see what goals other quilters are setting for the new year and to link up your own plans! Thanks, Yvonne, for giving me a reason to actually type the list out rather than keeping it floating around in my head.
Do you set goals for the new year or do you just go with the flow? 


  1. I'd say you've had a really successful 2021. The best kind of years are when you find things that really work well (like WIPS-B-GONE) and I think releasing 6 patterns in a year is a great number. I hope you have a wonderful 2022 and look forward to seeing your quilting journey continue to evolve.

  2. The make more small quilts goal is intriguing. I am more of the big quilt (when it is not a baby quilt) girl myself... so best of luck! And your Easter project sounds interesting. I did sign up for further information. Good luck with your goals and all the best for 2022! xo Melanie

  3. You had a fabulous year! Loving WipsBGone and hoping for at least one more finish before its over! Merry Christmas!


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