No, my list is more of a quilter's bucket list: a list of the projects I'd like to finish before I'm no longer able to quilt. The list gets longer on a daily basis. It doesn't help that Pinterest, Facebook, and Missouri Star Quilt Company are always tempting me with new, amazing quilt projects I can try.
My quilting bucket list follows, in no particular order (because let's face it, I have the attention span of a toddler most days).
Missouri Star Quilt Company has a couple of really cool tutorials that caught my eye. First is Quartered Stripes. I'm actually working on this one now. (I just had to finish a few other projects first. I'm trying this new thing called finishing things I've started!) The fabric is awesome, with soft blues, browns, and creams, plus a little bit of sparkle. (I love sparkly fabric!) I'm about halfway done with it, so I'm sure you'll be seeing more pictures of it in the not too distant future.
|My work in progress. I love this fabric!|
The other MSQC tutorial I'm planning to do is the Easy Cathedral Window. I've done cathedral window before. It's a fun pattern, but it's a lot of hand stitching, and the way I learned, it took a lot of fabric. The Missouri Star Quilt Company version of the pattern seems to be a lot more fabric-friendly, plus she shows you how to sew it by machine. Some may consider that cheating. I consider it time-economical, which leaves more time for more quilts.
Next up is the Blooming Nine Patch. It's from a book called "Tradition With a Twist" by Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone. On top of that, I want to design my own fabric for it. A few years ago I was into flower photography, and by extension I liked creating kaleidoscopes from some of my photos. It occurred to me one day that my kaleidoscopes would make some really cute fabric. (There's a company called Spoonflower that you can use to upload your designs and create digitally-printed fabric. How cool is that?!)
|This would make a pretty quilt.|
Another quilt on the list is the One Block Wonder. This a really awesome pattern that looks like a bunch of kaleidoscope hexagons or octagons swirling around. Amazingly enough (and I only found this out recently), it's all made from one fabric. This pattern is found in "One-Block Wonders: One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a-Kind Quilts" by Maxine Rosenthal. (I guess the title should have been my first clue, huh?) The cutting seems like it might be kind of tricky, so I might fussy cut a little bit differently, but I still want to attempt it.
As I've shared before, I'm really into English paper piecing. One EPP project that's on my list is the La Passacaglia. I have seen some beautiful quilts made from this pattern. I've already got all the materials and the book ("Millefiori Quilts" by Willyne Hammerstein). I just have to find the time. This one's got some intricate piecing involved.
A few others on my list: a yo-yo quilt, a rag quilt, a watercolor quilt, landscape quilt, a puff quilt, another bargello quilt (I found some really great fabric for this. It's probably next after my Quartered Stripes quilt is done), a crazy quilt, and a stained glass quilt. No doubt by next week, I'll have found a couple more blocks or patterns I want to try. (Oh yeah! The Texas Star!)
I realize I'm not likely to complete every idea on my list, not even if I quit work and quilt full time. (One can dream!) But it's nice to have things so many exciting ideas to choose from. It's running out of ideas that I find terrifying.