- FRESH CUT
Santa left this pattern in my stocking. What can I say? If *Santa* thinks I should make it, I guess I'd better!
- GLOWING DOUBLE WEDDING RING
I purchased this pattern a few years ago when visiting my in-laws back in NC. I thought I'd make it for my sister but wound up making her the kaleidoscope quilt instead. I love the blockiness of the ring shapes and still hope I get to make it for someone some day.
- FRENCH TWIST, CANDY SWIRL, or SWIRL QUILT
This is another NU I'm in love with. It'll be a year or more before I can get to it. I'm planning on it being my "take with me hand work" (since it's applique) however I want to finish my hexagon quilt before I start any other hand piecing projects. There's some interesting information on the pattern that can be found here and here. Would you ever guess that this pattern may have originated as early as the 1890's? I think I'd like to tackle this in no way that I've seen done as of yet by using the same method I did on my Colorwork Charm Quilt. Of course I'll have to play with it to see if I can get it to flow properly but it would be cool if I can get a near enough effect.
- CURLICUE CRUSH
I really, really should just keep my eyes shut. I was on a trail of clicked links, you know, when you see something interesting and it leads you to a page that leads you to another page until you run into something you just can't live without? Yeah, well, it lead me to this lovely pattern, Curlicue Crush. I can see this done in lime green and red and white Christmas fabrics. It reminds me of ornaments. Or maybe it could be done in big bold modern prints. I probably won't be making this anytime soon but I do just adore it.
- DOTS AND DIAMONDS
This fun little jem is from Barbara Brackman's Blog. I believe she refers to it as Fireball. In my head though I like to call it Dots and Diamonds. I'd love to make it in a bunch of really bright whimsical fabrics and colors. Maybe the strips a collection of dots on white/light ground? The big dots hot pinks and the diamonds in... blacks with dots? That's just my off-the-cuff idea for it.
- STARRY NIGHT
I have had the magazine with the pattern for this quilt laying around for a number of months and I've been drooling over the idea of making it. However, Cherri from the Portland Modern Quilt Guild beat me to it. Not that I mind. I absolutely love her version!
- GENEALOGY QUILT
Similar to a signature quilt but obviously with family names and dates... maybe a brief pictorial history of some kind? No idea really. This is something that's way on the back burner and I just wanted to mention it here so I can remember to think more about it. I like the fan lay out for showing names but not sure that would work as a quilt. I could do a traditional tree image but I feel like that's been done to death. I want something visually interesting but simple and dynamic.
- DEAR JANE
I started a Dear Jane Quilt a few years ago with the idea that I would actually finish it. Heh. I did about twenty blocks but lost steam on it. It's one of those projects that I was feeling really guilty about not finishing and was considering letting it go. Now however I think I'll make a very modern version of a Dear Jane with the blocks I did finish. The idea is to create a strip out of the blocks and place them on a large solid ground at about horizon level. I'd like it to be seamless but I'll have to play with it a little before I decide.
- OLD PRIMROSE INN QUILT KIT
This is something I was thinking of making for my Mom. I have the kit and the backing fabric. I just need to start. This photo does it no justice, it's actually much prettier in person. I picked this up from The Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe
Designed the pattern myself and have half the fabric, need to buy solid gray still.
- LAWN CHAIRS
Needs color ideas and fabric.
- ENDLESS CHAIN
Have pattern (.pdf) but no fabric and I'm not sure what colors I'd like to do this in. I've also seen them with a white background which makes them lovely and light and more old fashioned. Maybe 30's repro prints? Or go really modern with it and use a line of fabric with a gray back ground.
- VICTORY GARDEN (Union Jack)
I have the Busy Bee Quilt Designs Pattern but no fabric... might use some scraps. I'd like to make this for DH as he loves old British motorcycles and cars. He's restoring an old Norton currently and it'd be fun to give him this quilt when he finishes it.
- PORTRAIT QUILT Think Chuck Close meets needle and thread. Inspired by Luke Haynes
- TIRAMISU Someday when I have enough scrappy strips and strings to make one. Inspired by Pie in the Sky Quilts
- WONKY STAR QUILT Block tutorial and another block tutorial. Inspired by Quilt Granny.
- CELTIC KNOT WORK QUILT
Designed by me... only a vague sense of what color direction to go in.
- STARFLOWER & COURTHOUSE STEPS I have loved the idea of this quilt since I first saw it back in... 2007? on Quilter's Cache I'm not a super fan of the fabrics she used but I adore the idea. Someday I'll have to make one like it! It was credited to Jane on pg. two of the instructions on how to make the Starflower block. I bet this would be a super pattern for a Christmas quilt. The "flowers" could be red, like poinsettia's with alternating white/cream for the light areas and the other areas could be greens.
- QUILTED BATHROBE
I just want to WEAR a quilt with my bunny slippers. ^^ I have a bathrobe I bought two decades ago down in Napa Valley (CA). I've loved it into threadbare patches. It's Komono style and was made out of batiks. It was lovely in the warmer California weather but I haven't hardly worn it since moving to Oregon. It only comes out of the closet in the summer now. Ideally I'd like to pull it apart and use it as a pattern to make another bathrobe that's lined with flannel. I'm somewhat considering using the WINDING WAYS as the "shell" of the bathrobe.
- TOTE BAG
It's always good to have a few extra grocery bags on hand or to use them for holiday gift wrapping. Go green!