My two favourite things… quilting and planning!
(Oh, and of course my husband and family!! doh!)
I love sitting down at the beginning of the year (and then each quarter) and working out what presents are to be made, what new patterns are starting to flitter around in my brain, what fabrics I just HAVE to make into something…. and so it all becomes my plan.
I realised last year that long, huge projects (yes, I am talking about you Tula Pink Butterfly quilt!!) are not how I want to spend my time. Don’t get me wrong, they are amazing quilts in the end, but the time spent on them means I can’t make as many things as I want to, and I couldn’t join in on a lot of other fun things that people were doing. So (and yes, you can hold me to this!) I am not going to do any of these huge projects this year.
I have some WIPs I really want to finish and some birthday presents I want to do quilts for and some magazines to make patterns for…. and LOTS of delicious fabrics to use!
Do you plan out your quilting for the year?
It Takes A Village Dwell Quilt
Dwell blocks from #dwellswapdownunder and my patchworkswoon as the back. All in Bonnie and Camille. Will finish in 2018.
Woohoo… managed to get this out and get the front quilt top finished (coz, yes, this is going to be a doublesided quilt!)
Update from end of March 2018: hmmmm still sitting there waiting to be basted
Girt by Sea Quilt
I am up to the wave round and after that there is just one more round in this fun medallion quilt. And I am LOVING the rainbow colours and the Alison Glass fabrics I am using….. drool….
Some more cutting has been done for the next two rounds!
Update from end of March 2018: cutting has been done. no more sewing though 🙁
Snail Trail Quilt
This is a Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial in Horizon fabric. This is all cut out just waiting for a nice free weekend to be sewn up into a quilt top. Looking forward to this one!
Update from end of March 2018: argh… this was for a birthday in March!! DOH!
Peaceful Planet Sewalong
I am using Big Sky fabric for this one and I am loving the fabric!
This is a quilt for my great-nephew who is moving into his big boy bed soon. It was supposed to be at Christmas time, but my niece decided it could wait for a while longer so I have a bit of a reprieve!
Update from end of March 2018: quilt top all finished ready for basting.
Merrily Quilt Kit
I have been hankering to make this kit up for aaaages! This quarter is definitely the time!
Update from end of March 2018: oh dear. I did manage to find some more Merrily for the backing 🙂