Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Quilt List

With my UFO list dwindling down to 3, I'm looking forward to new projects and I've been building a list in my head for months. So, even though my sewing machine is gathering a few layers of dust right now, that hasn't stopped me from making plans! :)

1. I've always wanted to make a Jewel Box Quilt and this is the year I'm going to get it done. Well, perhaps getting it done is a bit of a stretch, and technically, it'll be NEXT year, but hopefully I can get it started. I've also discovered that I don't have a fall quilt. I made one, but I gave it away so fall colors are being pulled for this.

2. I've also got this S'mores quilt on my radar. I love the square in a square block.

I'll use my bin of Civil War -  Thimbleberry Type fabrics for the blocks. I'm not sure about what I'll use for the sashing, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Once I get a good stack of blocks made, I ought to have a better sense of what I want to use.This pattern is in the Feb 2013 issue of this magazine:

 3. About 3 or 4 years ago I bought a selection of these Farmer's Market fat quarters and they've been waiting patiently in a corner of the closet for a plan. I think I'm going to use a tilted block, but that's as far as I've gotten. Although I'm fairly certain this black and white dot fabric will figure into the equation.

4. This Christmas quilt made the list too.

It came from this book:

I'm making it with scrappy greens and reds and using a Rustic Weave from Moda for the background. Let's see if I can make a dent in my stash of red and green fabrics. Don't hold your breath.

-a while back, two friends and I met up and made a road trip to Lovington to my favorite quilt shop. They had never been there and its safe to say that repeat trips are already planned.

While we were there, I ran across these Rustic Weaves from Moda and I fell in love instantly. I want bolts of every color and Deann has every color. She loves them as much as I do. I only brought home 6 yards of a tan color on this trip, but you can bet that I'll be using a lot of this line for years to come. When I found this fat quarter bundle on sale, I caved:

5. Weaving the Rails is my leader-ender project. This is just a good old fashioned scrap quilt - the kind that will be great to grab when the weather turns during ranch rodeos, or when an impromptu tailgate picnic takes place when DH and I are out checking waters, or when little ones are off on safari and find themselves in need to a tent. I'm getting ahead of myself, but that's my kind of quilt. Its actually one of my UFOs, but I'm transferring it to this list.


6. I've got another Plus or Cross quilt on my list too. I fell in love with the first one, but since I had deconstructed an old UFO and just used the fabric I had, I wasn't able to make it as big as I would have liked so another one definitely gets a spot on the list:

7. Charleston Pavement - this one is already cut and ready for the first stitch. This is a great pattern for a jelly roll and heaven knows I've got a collection of those! This is a pattern from Shelly over at Prairie Moon Quilts on Etsy and I can't wait to get this one stitched up.


8. Summer House - I've got a  couple of  these Summer House Layer cakes that need to be in quilts instead of a bin so I headed over to Moda Bakeshop, in search of inspiration. Yep, I think this will do nicely. It ought to be a quick one to stitch.


9. Somewhere I also stumbled upon this pattern and I figured it might be a good idea to shop from my jelly roll collection to make it so these two are pairing up.


10. And I know of 2 little ones on the way so baby quilts need to be put under the needle as well.

And that... my friends, is how you end up with a new list of UFOs! :)


Nancy said...

You have picked some wonderful patterns for your new quilts. I've admired a few of them myself.

I need to focus on some UFOs so I can start some new projects.

Margaret said...

Isn't that the truth! Our dreams turn into UFOs.

Michigan Gal said...

Yowza! No grass grows beneath your feet (or sewing machine!). I know your machine collects dust, but that's just from the desert sands. :)

It's a good idea to pre-select the quilts you want to make for the next year. However, I have a feeling I would change that list multiple times and land up with twice as many as originally intended.

Posting them here will make us hold you accountable so watch out. ;)

Cathy said...

I love this! I've got a list running around in my mind too and have been needing to get it to paper so I don't forget anything. But then again, my UFO list is still huge and needs a dent put it in too. *sighs* What to do?

Dar said...

Oh how I wish I only had 3 UFO's! Your list of new ones looks great. I love several of them and will try hard to close my eyes and say I didn't see them. I'm too easily persuaded into starting new scrappy quilts.

Shelly said...

That's a fabulous list. I'm a bit jealous, in fact . . . So today, I'm gonna go start a new UFO! Maybe two . . . thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

What a great list….can't wait to see the finished quilts!


Alycia said...

Great list!!! It will be fun to watch your progress!

Denise :) said...

What a great list of UFOs! Haha!! I love the S'mores quilt . . . quite perfect for a Campground Host, don't ya' think??! :)

Nancy said...

I think you've set yourself a mountain of sewing and quilting to do! I've been eying the S'Mores pattern, too. I've not sewn with grey before but it seems to be a perfect background for the bright s'mores.

You'll have a great collection of quilts when you get these finished.

Sarah said...

Some pretty things on your list of things to start. My list of what I want to make seems to grow at the same rate my time to make things diminishes! Also, well done on only having three UFOs. I don't have too many, but some I've just fallen out of love with and don't have the motivation to get them to finished top stage.

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