This blog post is just my need to get a list written down to clear my head:) Therefore you may find it very boring! If that's the case, you can head over to Adrianne's blog On the Windy Side. She asked me a bunch of thought provoking questions and I blathered away about all things quilty and non quilty. She's making this a series, so check out the other quilter's responses while you're there. I always love a good interview!
ON to the LIST!!!
Ideally, this would have been typed out and posted on January 1st. But, 'Better Late than Never' is my mantra, so here goes!
This list will be divided into two parts. Part 1 is quilts that must be completed before the end of August. We're adding a new baby to our family then, so there's a few projects that simply must. be. done. by that time.
Part 2 is an ongoing list that always resides in a tiny corner of my brain. This list is not always on instant recall, so I decided I'd ease my mind by writing it down. It's a list of all the quilt patterns or ideas that you could call a bucket list. Those quilt designs that I 'know' I want to make someday.
First of all Part 1.
*A quilt for the baby. I've been thinking about this one for awhile. Kinda feels like it should be an epic quilt, right? But that's a lot of pressure. So maybe we're just gonna go with a heart quilt which you can see that I've been dabbling with above. (this may change yet!)
*A quilt for my 6-year-old son. He will not give up his old blanket that I made him years ago, but it's too small to cover his bed nicely, and since the new baby will share his room, I want to freshen up the room a bit. I don't have any final decisions made yet on color or design. My original idea was to use all the blues, kinda like that heart above, but just random patchwork. Then yesterday I made the mistake of asking his opinion:) He of course wants "all the bright colors, maybe rainbows, and then in the middle could you do a boy and a truck?" hmmm.... as you can see, we'll be doing some more thinking on this one!
*Finish this pixel heart quilt. The top is done, it just needs to be quilted. This one is a gift, and it's just waited far too long. I suddenly had the idea of getting it long arm quilted so any of you know of a long arm quilter in the Calgary area that you'd recommend?
Here's the list of quilts I want to make some time in the next 5 years! They're not listed in any special order of importance, just jotting them down as they come to me.
*Ikat Quilt by Stitched in Color. I adore this quilt. I want Rachel's exact quilt, but since that's not happening, I've already got the pattern and made one block to try it out. (see above) I'm not completely decided on a color scheme, but I think it will include lots of golds and warm pinks and reds. I'll talk more about this pattern in the future, obviously.
*Gathering Flowers Quilt by Anna Maria Horner. I bought this pattern over a year ago, and seeing some beautiful versions pop up since then has only cemented my resolve.
*Owl Quilt the one on the cover of Dare to Be Square quilt book. I just love this pattern. Don't know why I haven't made two or three of these already
*Kaleidoscope Quilt - I have templates for a 6" finished block. I tried one block, (above) and realized that this will be a looong term project. Those little pieces are fiddly! I'll also need to do more studying to decide on color and value placement since I really want those big circles to show up as the secondary design. Here's an example.
Little Leaves Quilt - from Elizabeth Hartman's first quilting book. Here's an example of this pattern.
Ok, I'm stopping there for now! I know there's more, but this is maybe the main list that's been unchanging for a long time. Now I can refer back to this post when I'm stumped on what to make next...Hahaha.