Monday, 3 March 2014

Bucket List

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).

The Tilted Quilt
Double Wedding Ring Quilt: When I was little I remember my Gran making a double wedding ring quilt (by hand) and ever since this quilt has been in the back of my mind. Last year my local quilt shop offered a cutting service for this pattern, and I leapt at the chance. I'm using Poetica from Art Gallery and haven't made much recent progress but one day this quilt will go on my bed.

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?

11 comments:

Stacey Napier said...

Fabulous list! I think you and I are possibly quilty twins - I am right in the middle of my DWR, I love Botanics/Architextures and I am dreaming of a Dear Jane :) With a 6 day old baby, I'm simply impressed that you can even type at this point. Thanks so much for linking up!

Ella and Nesta said...

Congratulations for your beautiful Baby! I'm impressed by your list too! Adore Architextures and Botanics and really like your block idea with these fabrics.

Lin said...

Lovely picture of Mia and Granny! Quite a list Jennie but as you say, most of it's started and for me that's the tricky bit, making a decision! xx

Debbie said...

Congrats on the new little one! And what a terrific list! Ambitious, but some great projects on there!

Sonia said...

Such a great list! I'm afraid to make mine because I think I'll just be overwhelmed, but Green Tea & Sweet Beans definitely features on it! Such a cute pic of baby and Nan. Hope you're managing some sleep at nights x

Cloud CouCou said...

Great to read your bucket list. The Dear Jane is a popular one with people...I'm slightly scared by it! Love the Botanics quilt :)

Leanne said...

The baby is so cute! Your list is excellent, mine would be so long it would be too scary to write.

Scrapatches said...

This is some serious quilty bucket list! Best wishes meeting your goals.
Adorable baby and adoring grandma ... <3 Pat

Mokki said...

I love the colours in the double wedding ring block.

Wendy said...

that's a great list. I have a rainbow Dear Jane on mine too. The only one I wouldn't want to do is the EPP one as me and EPP aren't friends.

Moneik said...

I completely understand having a new baby in the house. It totally changes the ball game. Mine is now a little over a year, so I am starting to get more sewing time. Double wedding ring is definitely on my list too.