A six-day-old baby in the house means no sewing time - I have basted a few hexies.... in the quiet moments. This was a photo from yesterday with a very besotted Granny - I love this photo.
But I have had a lot of thinking time whilst feeding. Yesterday Stacey at the Tilted Quilt posted about her Quilty Bucket List and that got me thinking... so what would I love to make/finish (obviously long term given recent developments).
Dear Jane: I love sampler quilts and this is the Mummy of all sampler quilts. This is another project I have already started and will be a very long term labour of love - I do a few blocks and then leave it for a few months, but one day I will have my very own Rainbow Jane.
Toes in the Sand and Parkbench: these are two quilts I've come across in the last year from Jaybird quilts and I've finally ordered the patterns. I haven't planned fabric or timing yet, but one day....
Vignette in Stitches: this was the quilt which got me into blogging and the online quilt community. I haven't got very far but I still love the pattern and the fabrics I picked.
Tail Feathers: This was one of the earliest quilts I fell in love with - it combines piecing, applique and embroidery and I have the pattern and the fabric ready to go...
Quilt made with Botanics/Architextures: another started project and another long term one.... I'm making 6" blocks from a variety of sources until I get bored or end up with a quilt that's too big to work with.
Patchwork of the Crosses: this is a pattern I've come across only this year, but I have fallen in love. I really enjoy the and piecing of EPP, and the history of this quilt is from Cambridgeshire, just an hour away from where I grew up. The fabric is cut and ready to play with.
A hexie quilt: the idea is that this would be a scrap project using the tiniest scraps - 1/2" hexies in a rainbow. I've started basting but this is a very long term project....
Something that strikes me about this list is the fact that if I want to do something, I tend to start it. The above list is not far off of a WIP list (with a couple of exceptions). So what's on your bucket list?