Here is a change of pace… a blog entry about quilting on a quilting blog!
Sharing my looooong list of WIPs….
Project Linus Quilts – I have 9 more I want to make before year end. I have one top done, and several unused quilt blocks in bright colors. My goal was 1 quilt per month, but has been only 1 quilt per 3 months. Lots to catch up on. Luckily I mostly just need to quilt and bind. I have lots of blocks to use.
The Colorado Quilt. Despite a giant list of projects waiting for me, I lost one whole weekend to making scrappy log cabin blocks to frame the row-by-row patterns I collected in Colorado. The blocks are so full of color and joy. I really want to get back to this project.
The Living Room Wall Hanging. Again. One of the last projects I finished before I got my Juki (I love my Juki) was a wall hanging for the living room featuring curved blocks. Loved the fabric. Loved the pattern. But my sewing was sub-par. My skills and sewing machine weren’t suited for the project. I then got really bummed out that a bunch of gross light black dye stains got on the quilt when I washed it. My husband claims I am the only one who can see them. I know he is lying. And I am so sick of seeing them. I am working on a replacement from pattern in Quilt Now. I love how the new quilt will look. And so looking forward to not facing that stain every day.
Poppies! Earlier this year my mom and I collaborated on a quilt as part of a challenge from our Modern Quilt Guild. We didn’t finish in time, but it is such a cool project that I would like to see to completion. It is a representation of the World War 1 Museum in Kansas City. Everything is done except for appliqueing on the poppies.
Tessellation Quilt. This one is for the love of fabric. I have the fabric, I have the desire. I hate paper piecing. But the good stuff sometimes takes the most fortitude. And the quilt will be amazeballs.
Big Charming Bed Quilt. This one is a bit anachronistic – It is a quilt for our bedroom – the one room in our house that is tres grown up. It is a very modern pattern in very French General fabric. I just need to piece the top. This one I will have to send out for quilting. I love my Juki, but not that much.
Heather Bailey Framed Improv. I lurvs Heather Bailey. And I want to use every bit of my fabric from my scrap pile. I started these controlled improv blocks to make a quilt for the chair in my studio.
Embroidered Baby Quilt. This one is secret sewing. So only tiny sneak peaks.
DaBombDiggity Baby Quilt. I love this project so much. Good news is the shower is on Friday. So tick tock.
That is a full and truthful accounting. It does not included the other 3 baby quilts I need to get done this year. Or the stuff I just added to my to-do list because I was stupid enough to look at the Purl Soho website – an advent calendar, scarf, gloves, overnight bag. Or the sewing kit I want to make. That is 26 projects. 26! I want to finish before the end of the year. I think I may need to reset my expectations. One day at a time.