Hello, friends! Just like that we are in July, and I can hardly believe it. Today I’m sharing my A Quilting Life Favorites June 2022 with the most popular posts and my personal favorites from the month. Today is also my 14th anniversary for writing this blog, and I have a few thoughts to share on that topic. Finally, I’ve also got a little preview of what is coming in July (fun things)!
A Quilting Life Favorites June 2022
Most Read Posts June 2022
Here are the most popular posts written in June 2022 according to pageviews (sometimes posts from previous months or years get more views than current posts):
- Saturday Seven: Lifestyle & Inspiration for Quilters
- Quilting Life Block of the Month June 2022
- Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool
- Moda Blockheads 4
- Red, White and Blue Quilts
- Log Cabin Quilt Blocks Love
Along with my four new quilts that I’ll be sharing next month I also made some red, white and blue table runners (pictured throughout today’s post) and a fun Christmas in July project (can’t share this yet) for a sew along next month. I was also able to keep caught up with the Moda Blockheads 4 sew along and keep my sewing room reasonably clean and organized!
I’ve been trying to read more and while I didn’t get as much reading done in June as I would have liked, I do have high hopes for reading in July. Currently I’m really enjoying the collection of essays called I Miss You When I Blink. I’m also recently finished up The Productivity Project which had lots of practical and useful ideas. I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of this book later today.
14 Years Blogging Here at A Quilting Life
Today also marks my fourteenth anniversary of writing here on this blog. I wrote some thoughts about the blog last year that I’m going to include here because I don’t think I can say it any better. “It is unreal to me that when I started this blog all those years ago, I could never have imagined where it would lead. I actually didn’t have any intention of starting a business when I began writing–I really just wanted to have a method for keeping track of the quilts and projects I was making. A physical journal seemed out of date at the time, and with my background in English blogging seemed like a fun thing to try. (Truly, I never imagined anyone other than close friends and family would ever read along).
However, it was just a few years later that I started looking at the blog and the possibilities it created differently, mostly because of vision and inspiration from others. I’m truly thankful for those who guided me on this path and helped me to navigate all of the uncharted waters. I’m especially grateful that I get to work so closely with my family through fabric design and the YouTube channel. Finally, thank you to those of you who read and who share and inspire with your kind and thoughtful comments and emails. I appreciate you more than you can ever know. I hope to keep finding ways to teach and inspire all of you through this space for many years to come.”
Coming in July 2022
In mid-July I’ll finally be able to share the four new quilts and patterns I worked on through the month of June–and the beautiful new fabric collection they are made with. I also have some fun Christmas in July things I’ll be sharing this month. Additionally, I’ll be sharing a 10-day summer quilting challenge on Monday that you might want to join in on.
Thanks so much for stopping in to read the A Quilting Life Favorites June 2022 post. If you have any requests for content throughout the next several months, please don’t hesitate to email me or leave a comment. And you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Congrats on 14 years of blogging! I enjoy reading your blog and listening to the podcasts. I am enjoying working on your block of the month. I hope to have it done when you speak at our guild in February.
Wow…14 years and have followed you for most of those. Congratulation on “14” great years and can’t say enough how much you have encourage and helped me learn some great sewing methods and always inspire us all to try and do new things. I am “hoarding” some of your fabrics lines and pop in a few pieces when sewing….Thanks for all you do and know your schedule is always busy so appreciate all you do!
sherri McConnell says
Thank you so much Gail! 🙂
Sherri Meindertsma says
Congratulations on your 14 years! You are an inspiration to all in the quilting community. I enjoy reading your blog during the week. You have so many tips and tricks that make quilting more fun and easy. Here’s to another 14!!
Happy Canada Day from Ontario.
Love your work and enjoy your podcast. It’s great that you have your kids working alongside!
Have you considered putting out a book of just table runners?
I want to explore this side of quilting.
Enjoy your summer.
Congratulations on your 14 years! I am always inspired by you and thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas. Have a wonderful day and keep blogging!
Congratulations on 14 years!!! I came across you and Chelsi’s podcast one day in late 2020 when I searched “quilting podcasts” and since then I have listened to every episode, watched all of your YouTube videos, and now look forward to each new blog post. It is so nice to see your hobby and passion turned into a job, and that you still enjoy every day of quilting. Thank you for keeping us all inspired! Can’t wait to see all of the new quilts later this month 🙂
Mildred A Plaskett says
Congratulations on 14 years. I’ve followed your blog and videos for many years. Thanks for your sew a longs and the many tips and tutorials you share. You are a busy lady.
Teresa Oler says
Sherri is there a pattern for the mini patriotic pillows in the wooden bowl at the top of this post?
Sherri, I always look forward to your blogs, especially the Saturday Sevens. I don’t know how many recipes I’ve taken from those that have become favorites. Of course, love seeing your quilts, all very beautiful. I wish you continued success and many more years of blogging.
14 years what an accomplishment❣️ Congratulations to you but the readers are the winners here for all your tips and tricks.
Kim Reineke says
Congratulations on 14 years! It’s a great accomplishment and a LOT of work. Your blog is beautifully written and photographed and a great inspiration to all of us! I started following as a new quilter a few years ago and am also a HUGE fan of the podcast. I’ve gotten so many ideas and help with techniques from your videos and also am using your planner, which I love, to keep myself organized. I am starting on my second Sherri and Chelsi quilt with Seashore drive this weekend!!! I appreciate all you do and since I dont have any “real life” quilty friends your content makes me feel like I’m part of a community to draw inspiration from. Here’s to 14 plus more years!!!
Chris C says
Congratulations on 14 years of blogging! I so enjoy reading your posts & drooling over your quilts your gorgeous work inspires me! Also love your YouTube channel it’s so nice to see your family working with you, it’s so nice to see the closeness you all share! All I need is more time to complete the list of quilts I want to do that you’ve inspired me with! Keep up your great work!
Jeanine Ford says
Sincere congratulations on your 14th anniversary of blogging! I appreciate all you share with us, and how you include great usable information along with your wonderful quilting tips and patterns. Here’s to your next 14 years!