So, it would seem that this quilting thing I’ve taken up isn’t just a passing phase. I’m really enjoying it and spending way too much money on fabrics!
90% of the fabric I buy is for a specific project that I will finish (I’m even finishing a test project I did in the beginning,even thought I was just going to use it to practice free motion quilting). But, some of the fabric I bought in the beginning was simply bought because it was cheap/on sale and, consequently, not something I minded buying to try and learn with. I also have a few bundles I purchased, which don’t work together quite as well as the picture suggested. But, they can be split up or added to my stash (extras) for future projects. I plan on (eventually) making a decision about those fabrics without a purpose, but first I need to figure out the best way to organise projects. Right now, I have a weird combination of mental notes, notes and sketches in a sketch book, folders on my computer with patterns and pictures of the fabrics, and plastic folders or bags over stuffed fabrics and patterns. None of it is organised well and only mental list knows what’s coming up next and which projects can’t be completed until I get that last bit of fabric.
This week I finished two small quilt tops and I am waiting for some last bits of fabric to finish the quilts. They will only be small baby quilts (even small for baby quilts). One may become a wall hanging.
I also started working on another baby quilt with the A Walk in the Woods fabric collection by Aneela Hoey for Moda. With luck, I may have it mostly done by the end of today. I’m completed the top and the two bands for the back. I just need to cut and sew the rest of the backing, stress over lining everything up just right so the quilt stitching doesn’t look stupid on the back (i.e., so it lines up with the bands on the back). Though, thinking about it now, I’m not sure I will do the bands. I may just do plain blocks of the backing fabric I have. Who knows. I will decide when I get to it.
Next up is:
- A diamond quilt for my niece, though that’s going to have to wait until I get the white background fabric I need
- An adult sized quilt for me (yes, I’m actually making one for myself), which will be small blocks in a patterns (haven’t decided if I’m doing horizontal bands, diagonal bands, or something else)
- Starting work on an adult sized quilt using the blocks from Craftsy.com’s Block of the Month class (which is free)
- This quilt (actually, probably a variation of it)
After that, I will need to sort through my patterns and fabric to decide what I will do next. And, of course, I am going to (somehow) squeeze in other non-quilting projects in between.
… I really need to win the lottery so I can quit my day job ;)