. . . . . . Enjoying the journey of quilting

Friday, February 17, 2012

Do You Do This?

A friend recently sent me a message (we are in a challenge to complete UFOs/WIPS and Planning New Projects for 2012) where she outlined her various projects she has going on at the same time. Reading it sent my mind spinning! She finalized her list by saying she has 25 quilts under her longarm waiting to be quilted.Whoa! Though I don't compare in the number I have my fair share. Are you like this?  

My next and largest project on the horizon is my Scrappy Irish Chain. I will be adding borders which will make it a king size quilt. The size of this quilt is making it seem like a "big" undertaking since I am planning to free motion machine quilt it. This will probably take a couple of months to do as I keep up with my swaps, BOM and etc.

Another endeavor but small is making 2-12.5" star blocks using white fabric for the background and a fat quarter, Echo by Landdotter. Oh by the way this project is for the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild and we are to sew star blocks of our choice. I visited the Quilters Cache website to find the best star block patterns that will work well with only 2 colors. There are plenty of star block options but very few for only 2 colors. I chose the Martha Washington Star and the Shooting Star.

Have you visited the Quilters Cache website? They have a huge selection of various blocks in different sizes with tutorials. Be prepared to spend some time there. It is worth the time to drill down to each block to view the various ways quilts will look with the same block sewn together or with another alternating block.

Here is another venture I noticed last evening at Sew Bitter Sweet Designs where she is hosting Valentine’s Day Showcase – The After Party! It ends February 20 at 9:59 CST. Actually that is a later date than I originally thought so, Whew! I may have time to do it. I received two fat quarters in a swap at the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild's January meeting and think the will be perfect for a Valentine's Day Showcase  project. I got out my color wheel to determine which colors will work best with the melon colored fat quarters. Below are pictures of 3 different options.  Do you favor any particular color combos shown below?
Option 1 - Coral, Lime Green and Cream

Option 2 - Coral, Turquoise and Lime Green

Option 3 - Coral, Turquoise and Cream

My on-going projects are on my design board - Craftsy BOM, SewCaGal's Free Motion Quilting Monthly Challenge and my Red Work Winter Twitterings.

And. . . . . there are my 5 queen size quilt tops hanging prettily and neatly in my closest waiting to be quilted.

And . . . . . then I have my projects that I want to complete in 2012 in my list to do.

Curious what is the average number of quilting projects a quilter has going on at one time?

Things I am grateful for today:
  • My taxes are filed and we will be receiving refunds - yeah!
  • My son who arrived in San Diego safely last evening while they were in the amidst of High Wind and Winter Storms predicted for Southern California. He texted me at 12:30 a.m. to let me know he arrived safely.
  • My sweet hubby who is picking up dinner - Chinese - while I write this blog. Hope it is finished before he gets home.
  • Hope for the future that is promised us in Scriptures
Quilt hugs,

1 comment:

  1. Oh my...ummm...I haven't counted all my projects. Let me just say there are quite a few!
    I like your option 3 colors.
    Enjoy your dinner!


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