Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Make Nine 2022 photo recap

My Make Nine 2022 challenge wrapped up the week of Thanksgiving, but I'm doing a photo recap here before the year comes to a close. 

Compared to Make Nine 2021, the project mix was about the same—garments, quilts, pillowcases, a yarn project, pouches, and an upcycling project. Pillows and a few small quilted items for a Trunk Show rounded out the project mix.

Make Nine 2022 photo montage
Completed projects for Make Nine 2022
Top row: Kantha Zipper Pouch UFO, Fast and Fun pillowcases, cuddle quilt UFO.
Middle: New to Me faux color-blocked shirt, Wild Card Trunk Show; Upcycled sock weaving.
Bottom: Slow Stitch dishcloths, Scraps and Crumbs kitty quilts, two Make It Again Bristol Tops.

Make Nine 2022 worksheet

2022 was certainly a fabric-filled year—especially when including a Trunk Show (a business project) that satisfied the Wild Card prompt. The Trunk Show was comprised of 11 small projects that included pillows, bags, pouches, towels, a quilted table topper and a runner. 

Below is my worksheet that corresponds to the Make Nine photos above. Dates of completion are included for each prompt. 

Make Nine 2022 worksheet
Completed Make Nine 2022 worksheet.

Projects were completed nearly every month: January, March, April, May, July, August, and November. I continued knitting Slow Stitch dishcloths well into December.

Project details

These are the Make Nine 2022 prompts and the posts telling the stories and details about the projects.
  • First UFO: I paired an embroidery and kantha stitched piece (the UFO) with improve patchwork to create a zipper pouch. (completed July 4)
  • Fast and Fun: a pair of pillowcases featured the Kingfisher fabric print. This is a favorite of my husband. (completed March 20)
  • Second UFO: the final Make Nine project was a shop sample quilt that was started several years ago. It was finished and donated to my guild's charity. (completed November 20)
  • New in '22: was a faux color blocked shirt using a product called the "flat fat stack" from Paintbrush Studio. (completed July 31)
  • Wild Card: to support an event for several of my shop customers, I created a Trunk Show with several projects using a curated fabric collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. The work and project spanned a few months this spring. (April 17 - May 30)
  • Mend/Upcycle: a favorite childhood toy, the Loopy Loom, checked off the box for a repurposing/upcycling project. I'm taking worn out, unmendable socks and converting them into mug rugs and trivets. A satisfying and sustainable project in so many ways! (completed July 10)
  • Slow Stitch: in July, I discovered the dishcloth knit-along. Knitted/crocheted dishcloths became my default travel project and also fulfilled the Slow Stitch prompt. The first three of 19 dishcloths were finished by August 27 and I continued through November and had a pile of 19 by December 21
  • Scraps and Crumbs: I love making scrappy improve quilts for the kitties! This is an on-going charity project for me that continues throughout the year. Four kitty quilts were completed January 30 and twelve more were finished in December 8.
  • Make it Again: two knit Bristol tops were my first Make Nine finish in 2022. (completed January 15 and January 23)

Looking back at notes in my sketchbook for this year's Make Nine, I earmarked a few project ideas that could satisfy the prompts. A few projects came to fruition, but for some prompts, life stepped in and presented other options. 

For history purposes, here is the Make Nine 2021 recap. This is a recap of Make Nine 2020. The 2019 recap is at the bottom of this post

Planning for 2023

I plan to tackle Make Nine 2023 in the new year. I'll keep some of my favorite Make Nine prompts and add something new. And perhaps, a few projects on the 2022 Wish List will migrate and become next year's successes.

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