Dream Projects #8

I have been thinking about dream projects a lot lately. The last time I wrote on this subject was in September 2017. It is always interesting for me to look at this list and see if I still want to work on the projects

Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Applique’ (Ticker Tape Style) Quilt

  • Status: Dream state
  • Pattern: Original, I do have a version of the pattern I used for the Whole Cloth quilt and I will use it as starting point.
  • Fabric: Turquoise and red, mainly, but other colors for the leaves and flowers, perhaps
  • Steps: need to fuse a bunch of turquoise to some piece of fabric in the ‘ticker tape’ style so i can cut it up into small pieces. I am thinking of making it similar to the Whole Cloth Quilt and using red, again, for the background.
  • Thoughts: I might make another one with turquoise on top of red with just two pieces of fabric.

Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Applique’ Quilt

  • Status: Dream state
  • Pattern: Original, I do have a version of the pattern I used for the Whole Cloth quilt and I will use it as starting point.
  • Fabric: Turquoise and red, mainly
  • Steps: need to fuse a big piece of turquoise to SoftFuse or similar, then cut out the image and fuse it to the background. I would satin stitch all around the image. I don’t know that I can make one continuous piece, but will try. The image would be similar to the Whole Cloth Quilt and using red, again, for the background.
  • Thoughts: I might make it with turquoise on top of red with just two pieces of fabric.
  • Added: 9/14/2017

Basketweave Baby

  • Status: Dream state
  • Fabric: Scrappy
  • Pattern: Fons & Porter, series 1000, episode 1005
  • Thoughts: I like the challenge of piecing this quilt and using a lot of partial seams for the piecing
  • Blue Rectangles Gradation Quilt

    • Status: Hunting and Gathering
    • Fabric: blue 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts: I can’t decide if this is still a dream or if it is already started and I just need to arrange it and start piecing. I have done a lot of cutting, so I think I have started it, thus it may not be a dream anymore. The original idea stemmed from the FOTY quilts. I just decided to do a monochromatic version – using just blues, in this case. I probably have enough patches now and just need to slot the time to work on it into my schedule.

    Blue Lemonade

    • Status: Hunting and Gathering
    • Fabric: blue, purple and green scrappy
    • Pattern: inspiration from TFQ’s Pink Lemonade quilt
    • Thoughts: I probably had enough squares to make this quilt, but then I used a bunch of them to make En Provence. Now I am working on cutting more. I hope to slot the time into my schedule int he not too distant future.

    Easy Street

    • Status: have pattern/ dream state
    • Fabric: pinks
    • Pattern: Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter
    • Thoughts: I really liked Daisy‘s version of Easy Street, which she calls Cherry Bomb (she thinks of the best names for her quilts) in terms of color and feel. I don’t want to copy her, but if I do this quilt, I’d like to have the same pinky-red feel to it. One challenge about a mostly monochromatic quilt is getting enough contrast. I look forward to that challenge. Not sure this will become a reality.

    Feathered Star Block

    Good Night Irene Quilt

    • Status: dream state
    • Pattern: Good Night Irene from the Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Block magazine, Spring issue v.2, issue 2, pg. 54
    • Fabric: I decided not to use a layer cake and will use the scrap 2.5 inch squares I have been cutting. I love the cheerfulness of Scrapitude Carnivale as I say over and over and am not done with that combination yet.
    • Thoughts: I thought about using dots on a white background, as I did with the Scrapitude Carnivale quilt as the background. It makes the Scrapitude quilt look so cheerful. I probably wouldn’t call it Good Night Irene.

    Interlocking Triangles Quilt(s)

    • Status: dream state
    • Pattern: This is an idea that I designed myself. I made two quilts and have variations on the pattern to make more.
    • Fabric: I have a few different collections of fabric I want to use. Most are rainbow colored; I also have a lot of stripes to use
    • Thoughts: This is a quilt from which I get a lot of bang for my buck. The visual impact is tremendous. The easiest way to do the spiky triangles is with paper piecing. I am not that big of a fan of paper piecing (read my laments about the Spiderweb‘s paper piecing). I made Spiky Stars using templates and that was meditative and won a prize, so it is doable.

    Jack’s Chain Quilt

    • Status: dream state
    • Pattern: Jack’s Chain, a continuous pattern
    • Fabric: bright scrappy, consistent centers
    • Thoughts: This is one of the first quilts I saw hanging in a quilt store and thought of making, after I learned to quilt. I have seen a number of variations lately using different hexagons in the center. Making the nine patches would be a good leaders and enders endeavor. As if I don’t have about a zillion leaders and enders opportunities.

    Music Quilt

    • Status: dream state, but not very inspired
    • Pattern: Top will have a piece of music the Young Man can actually play. That will probably be applique’
    • Fabric/Colors: music prints and tone-on-tones with a little red
    • Thoughts: The Young Man has requested this quilt as his high school graduation quilt. I missed that deadline. He has sent me a piece of music, which I printed out. Now I need to make into an applique’

    Pineapple (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Status: I have strips cut.
    • Fabric: dots. Have most of the strips cut. Will be much more selective about which strips I use.
    • Pattern: Pineapple log cabin
    • Thoughts: I haven’t given up on a Pineapple quilt despite my frustration with the previous attempt. I bought a different ruler: a Creative Grids Pineapple ruler in hopes that it will work better for me.
  • Quick Curve Ruler Quilt

    • No exact plans yet

    Silk Colorblock quilt

    • Status: I have the fabrics and the plan
    • Fabrics: silk dupioni and cotton in brights (of course)
    • Pattern: Similar to Colorblocks 2
    • Thoughts: I have made a couple of, what I call, Colorblock quilts over the years. One was the Kona Challenge in 2011, another was my 1990 Colorblocks 2 and the first one, Colorblocks, also made in about 1990. I bought the silk fabrics at the Marin Needlearts show about a zillion years ago and they have languished waiting for me to learn to back them so I can use them. I think I have that covered now and there is nothing stopping me except time and will.

    Spin Wheel

    • Status: Hunting and Gathering
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter Spin Wheel, 1200 series, episode 1201
    • Fabric: Scrappy with controlled scrappy background
    • Thoughts: I like the construction of this quilt and am convinced that I will make it. Another one just waiting for time and will.

    Stepping Stones #3

    • Status: waiting.
    • Fabric: Macaron pre-cuts from Hoffman. It isn’t started, but I have lots of pre-cuts and think they would make a really fun version of this quilt.
    • Pattern: Stepping Stones by the Lintott girls
    • Thoughts: Hmmm. This is less exciting to me now. I think I need to finish #2 and then decide. It is just as likely as not that I will make this.

    Windmill (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Status: half cut; need more greys for the background
    • Fabric: Scrappy. I will use a grey for the background, because if I use more of the cut fabric patches, the pattern will be lost. The pieces are too oddly shaped and I don’t want to lose the pattern in a mass of scraps.
    • Pattern: Come Quilt with Me Rotary templates
    • Thoughts: I think I will buy the Sizzix template and cut grey windmill pieces with that instead of by hand

    Out of the Dream State: Below is a list of projects that were on this list at some point that I actually made or am working on:

    Dream Projects #7

    The last time I wrote on this subject was February. As I mentioned in that post, it had been a couple of years before that. it is always interesting for me to look at this list and see if I still want to work on the projects

    Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Applique’ (Ticker Tape Style) Quilt

    • Status: Dream state
    • Pattern: Original, I do have a version of the pattern I used for the Whole Cloth quilt and I will use it as starting point.
    • Fabric: Turquoise and red, mainly, but other colors for the leaves and flowers, perhaps
    • Steps: need to fuse a bunch of turquoise to some piece of fabric in the ‘ticker tape’ style so i can cut it up into small pieces. I am thinking of making it similar to the Whole Cloth Quilt and using red, again, for the background.
    • Thoughts: I might make another one with turquoise on top of red with just two pieces of fabric.

    Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Applique’ Quilt

    • Status: Dream state
    • Pattern: Original, I do have a version of the pattern I used for the Whole Cloth quilt and I will use it as starting point.
    • Fabric: Turquoise and red, mainly
    • Steps: need to fuse a big piece of turquoise to SoftFuse or similar, then cut out the image and fuse it to the background. I would satin stitch all around the image. I don’t know that I can make one continuous piece, but will try. The image would be similar to the Whole Cloth Quilt and using red, again, for the background.
    • Thoughts: I might make it with turquoise on top of red with just two pieces of fabric.
    • Added: 9/14/2017

    Basketweave Baby

    • Status: Dream state
    • Fabric: Scrappy
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter, series 1000, episode 1005
    • Thoughts: I like the challenge of piecing this quilt and using a lot of partial seams for the piecing

    Blue Rectangles Gradation Quilt

    • Status: Hunting and Gathering
    • Fabric: blue 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts: I can’t decide if this is still a dream or if it is already started and I just need to arrange it and start piecing. I have done a lot of cutting, so I think I have started it, thus it may not be a dream anymore. The original idea stemmed from the FOTY quilts. I just decided to do a monochromatic version – using just blues, in this case. I probably have enough patches now and just need to slot the time to work on it into my schedule.

    Blue Lemonade

    • Status: Hunting and Gathering
    • Fabric: blue, purple and green scrappy
    • Pattern: inspiration from TFQ’s Pink Lemonade quilt
    • Thoughts: I probably had enough squares to make this quilt, but then I used a bunch of them to make En Provence. Now I am working on cutting more. I hope to slot the time into my schedule int he not too distant future.

    Easy Street

    • Status: have pattern/ dream state
    • Fabric: pinks
    • Pattern: Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter
    • Thoughts: I really liked Daisy‘s version of Easy Street, which she calls Cherry Bomb (she thinks of the best names for her quilts) in terms of color and feel. I don’t want to copy her, but if I do this quilt, I’d like to have the same pinky-red feel to it. One challenge about a mostly monochromatic quilt is getting enough contrast. I look forward to that challenge. Not sure this will become a reality.

    Feathered Star Block

    Good Night Irene Quilt

    • Status: dream state
    • Pattern: Good Night Irene from the Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Block magazine, Spring issue v.2, issue 2, pg. 54
    • Fabric: I decided not to use a layer cake and will use the scrap 2.5 inch squares I have been cutting. I love the cheerfulness of Scrapitude Carnivale as I say over and over and am not done with that combination yet.
    • Thoughts: I thought about using dots on a white background, as I did with the Scrapitude Carnivale quilt as the background. It makes the Scrapitude quilt look so cheerful. I probably wouldn’t call it Good Night Irene.

    Interlocking Triangles Quilt(s)

    • Status: dream state
    • Pattern: This is an idea that I designed myself. I made two quilts and have variations on the pattern to make more.
    • Fabric: I have a few different collections of fabric I want to use. Most are rainbow colored; I also have a lot of stripes to use
    • Thoughts: This is a quilt from which I get a lot of bang for my buck. The visual impact is tremendous. The easiest way to do the spiky triangles is with paper piecing. I am not that big of a fan of paper piecing (read my laments about the Spiderweb‘s paper piecing). I made Spiky Stars using templates and that was meditative and won a prize, so it is doable.

    Jack’s Chain Quilt

    • Status: dream state
    • Pattern: Jack’s Chain, a continuous pattern
    • Fabric: bright scrappy, consistent centers
    • Thoughts: This is one of the first quilts I saw hanging in a quilt store and thought of making, after I learned to quilt. I have seen a number of variations lately using different hexagons in the center. Making the nine patches would be a good leaders and enders endeavor. As if I don’t have about a zillion leaders and enders opportunities.

    Music Quilt

    • Status: dream state, but not very inspired
    • Pattern: Top will have a piece of music the Young Man can actually play. That will probably be applique’
    • Fabric/Colors: music prints and tone-on-tones with a little red
    • Thoughts: The Young Man has requested this quilt as his high school graduation quilt. I missed that deadline. He has sent me a piece of music, which I printed out. Now I need to make into an applique’

    Neutrals and Red/Scarlet Quilt

    • Status: some cutting of black rectangles done.
    • Pattern: Slice a approx. 4 in x 7 in rectangle on the diagonal and insert a red strip, resew and set into columns.
    • Fabric: red, black and whites. I
    • Thoughts: gift. I have black fabrics cut and am just waiting to slot this into my schedule (sounds like the story of my life). I could use the bias tape I made for the Mighty Lucky January challenge from last year

    Pineapple (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Status: I have strips cut.
    • Fabric: dots. Have most of the strips cut. Will be much more selective about which strips I use.
    • Pattern: Pineapple log cabin
    • Thoughts: I haven’t given up on a Pineapple quilt despite my frustration with the previous attempt. I bought a different ruler: a Creative Grids Pineapple ruler in hopes that it will work better for me.

    Pink Rectangles Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Status: same as Blue Rectangles quilt above
    • Fabric: pink 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts: How many gradation exercises does one person need?

    Silk Colorblock quilt

    • Status: I have the fabrics and the plan
    • Fabrics: silk dupioni and cotton in brights (of course)
    • Pattern: Similar to Colorblocks 2
    • Thoughts: I have made a couple of, what I call, Colorblock quilts over the years. One was the Kona Challenge in 2011, another was my 1990 Colorblocks 2 and the first one, Colorblocks, also made in about 1990. I bought the silk fabrics at the Marin Needlearts show about a zillion years ago and they have languished waiting for me to learn to back them so I can use them. I think I have that covered now and there is nothing stopping me except time and will.

    Spin Wheel  

    • Status: Hunting and Gathering
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter Spin Wheel, 1200 series, episode 1201
    • Fabric: Scrappy with controlled scrappy background
    • Thoughts: I like the construction of this quilt and am convinced that I will make it. Another one just waiting for time and will.

    Stepping Stones #3

    • Status: waiting.
    • Fabric: Macaron pre-cuts from Hoffman. It isn’t started, but I have lots of pre-cuts and think they would make a really fun version of this quilt.
    • Pattern: Stepping Stones by the Lintott girls
    • Thoughts: Hmmm. This is less exciting to me now. I think I need to finish #2 and then decide. It is just as likely as not that I will make this.

    Windmill  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Status: half cut; need more greys for the background
    • Fabric: Scrappy. I will use a grey for the background, because if I use more of the cut fabric patches, the pattern will be lost. The pieces are too oddly shaped and I don’t want to lose the pattern in a mass of scraps.
    • Pattern: Come Quilt with Me Rotary templates
    • Thoughts: I think I will buy the Sizzix template and cut grey windmill pieces with that instead of by hand

    Out of the Dream State:  Below is a list of projects that were on this list at some point that I actually made or am working on:

    Dream Projects #6

    The last time I wrote about all of the new and exciting projects swirling around in my head was in 2015. Time flies when you are having fun.

    Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Applique’ Quilt

    • Status: Dream state
    • Pattern: Original
    • Fabric: Turquoise and red, mainly, but other colors for the leaves and flowers, perhaps
    • Steps: need to fuse a bunch of turquoise to some piece of fabric in the ‘ticker tape’ style. I am thinking of making it similar to the Whole Cloth Quilt and using red, again, for the background.

    Basketweave Baby

    • Status: Dream state
    • Fabric: Scrappy
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter, series 1000, episode 1005
    • Thoughts: I like the challenge of piecing this quilt and using a lot of partial seams for the piecing

    Blue Rectangles Gradation Quilt

    • Status:Hunting and Gathering
    • Fabric: blue 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts: I can’t decide if this is still a dream or if it is already started and I just need to arrange it and start piecing. I have done a lot of cutting, so I think I have started it and it may not be a dream anymore. The original idea stemmed from the FOTY quilts. I just decided to do a monochromatic version – using just blues, in this case. I probably have enough patches now and just need to slot the time to work on it into my schedule.

    Blue Lemonade

    • Status: Hunting and Gathering
    • Fabric: blue, purple and green scrappy
    • Pattern: inspiration from TFQ’s Pink Lemonade quilt
    • Thoughts: I probably have enough squares to make this quilt and just need to slot the time into my schedule.

    Easy Street

    • Status: have pattern/ dream state
    • Fabric: pinks
    • Pattern: Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter
    • Thoughts: I really liked Daisy‘s version of Easy Street, which she calls Cherry Bomb (she thinks of the best names for her quilts) in terms of color and feel. I don’t want to copy her, but if I do this quilt, I’d like to have the same pinky-red feel to it. One challenge about a mostly monochromatic quilt is getting enough contrast. I look forward to that challenge.

    Feathered Star Block

    Good Night Irene Quilt

    • Status: dream state
    • Pattern: Good Night Irene from the Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Block magazine, Spring issue v.2, issue 2, pg. 54
    • Fabric: I decided not to use a layer cake and will use the scrap 2.5 inch squares I have been cutting. I love the cheerfulness of Scrapitude Carnivale as I say over and over and am not done with that combination yet.
    • Thoughts: I thought about using dots on a white background, as I did with the Scrapitude Carnivale quilt as the background. It makes the Scrapitude quilt look so cheerful. I probably wouldn’t call it Good Night Irene.

    Interlocking Triangles Quilt(s)

    • Status: have a lot of stripes to use; dream state
    • Pattern: This is an idea that I designed myself. I made two quilts and have variations on the pattern to make more.
    • Fabric: I have a few different collections of fabric I want to use. Most are rainbow colored
    • Thoughts: This is a quilt from which I get a lot of bang for my buck. The visual impact is tremendous. The easiest way to do the spiky triangles is with paper piecing. I am not that big of a fan of paper piecing (read my laments about the Spiderweb‘s paper piecing). I made Spiky Stars using templates and that was meditative and won a prize, so it is doable.

    Jack’s Chain Quilt

    • Status: dream state
    • Pattern: Jack’s Chain, a continuous pattern
    • Fabric: bright scrappy, consistent centers
    • Thoughts: This is one of the first quilts I saw hanging in a quilt store and thought of making, after I learned to quilt. I have seen a number of variations lately using different hexagons in the center. Making the nine patches would be a good leaders and enders endeavor. As if I don’t have about a zillion leaders and enders opportunities.

     

    Music Quilt

    • Status: dream state, but not very inspired
    • Pattern: Top will have a piece of music the Young Man can actually play. That will probably be applique’ or
    • Fabric/Colors: music prints and tone-on-tones with a little red
    • Thoughts: The Young Man has requested this quilt as his high school graduation quilt. I missed that deadline. I will make it. He has sent me a piece of music, which I printed out. Now I need to make into an applique’

    Neutrals and Red/Scarlet Quilt

    • Status: some cutting of black rectangles done.
    • Pattern: Slice a approx. 4 in x 7 in rectangle on the diagonal and insert a red strip, resew and set into columns.
    • Fabric: red, black and whites. I
    • Thoughts: gift. I have black fabrics cut and am just waiting to slot this into my schedule (sounds like the story of my life).

    Pineapple (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Status: I have strips cut.
    • Fabric: dots. Have most of the strips cut. Will be much more selective about which strips I use.
    • Pattern: Pineapple log cabin
    • Thoughts: I haven’t given up on a Pineapple quilt despite my frustration with the previous attempt. I bought a different ruler: a Creative Grids Pineapple ruler in hopes that it will work better for me.

    Pink Rectangles Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Status: same as Blue Rectangles quilt above
    • Fabric: pink 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts: How many gradation exercises does one person need.

    Silk Colorblock quilt

    • Fabrics: silk dupioni and cotton in brights (of course)
    • Pattern: Similar to Colorblocks 2
    • Thoughts: I have made a couple of, what I call, Colorblock quilts over the years. One was the Kona Challenge in 2011, another was my 1990 Colorblocks 2 and the first one, Colorblocks, also made in about 1990. I bought the silk fabrics at the Marin Needlearts show about a zillion years ago and they have languished waiting for me to learn to back them so I can use them.

    Spin Wheel 

    Stepping Stones #3

    • Status: waiting.
    • Fabric: Macaron pre-cuts from Hoffman. It isn’t started, but I have lots of pre-cuts and think they would make a really fun version of this quilt.
    • Pattern: Stepping Stones by the Lintott girls

    Windmill  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Status: half cut; need more greys for the background
    • Fabric: Scrappy. I will use a grey for the background, because if I use more of the cut fabric patches, the pattern will be lost. The pieces are too oddly shaped and I don’t want to lose the pattern in a mass of scraps.
    • Pattern: Come Quilt with Me Rotary templates

    Out of the Dream State:  Below is a list of projects that were on this list that I actually did or am working on:

    Not Enough Time

    There just really isn’t enough time in the day-week-month-lifetime to do all of the projects I want to do. I saw another one the other day that I might be able to slip in while I do other things.

    Scrap Quilt Secrets
    Scrap Quilt Secrets

    I went to The Granary before Friend Julie and I had lunch to wait for her. Just inside the door they have books and magazines, so I took a look at a relatively new book by Diane Knott called Scrap Quilt Secrets**. I have a lot of scraps so I am always tempted to see what clever things authors do with them.

    This is an interesting book. There were a few projects in which I was interested. Not enough of them to actually buy the book, and my library doesn’t have it, so, at the moment, I can’t do a review.

    There was one quilt I thought would be a great leaders and enders project. It is called 4 Patch Plaid and uses 4 Patches plus some strips and cornerstones. I see 4 low volume 4 patches and 5 colored 4 patches. I like this pattern, aside from the 4 patches, because it looks like you are looking through a window at an interesting 4 patch quilt. I can imagine making many 4 patches in between other projects and suddenly having enough to make a quilt.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    **Nota bene: C&T did not send me a copy of this book and I have no affiliation with the author.

    Dream Projects #5

    New and exciting projects continue to spring into my head.

    Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Quilt

    • Pattern: Original
    • Fabric: Turquoise and red, mainly, but other colors for the leaves and flowers
    • Steps: need to fuse a bunch of turquoise to some piece of fabric in the ‘ticker tape’ style. I am thinking of making it similar to the Whole Cloth Quilt and using red, again, for the background.

    Basketweave Baby

    • Fabric: Scrappy
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter, series 1000, episode 1005
    • Thoughts: I like the challenge of piecing this quilt and the unique piecing

    Blue Rectangles Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: blue 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts: Original idea stemmed from the FOTY quilts. I just decided to do one with blues instead of all colors.

    Blue Lemonade (Hunting and Gathering)

    Easy Street

    • Fabric: pinks
    • Pattern: Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter
    • Thoughts: I really liked Daisy‘s version of Easy Street, which she calls Cherry Bomb (she thinks of the best names for quilts) in terms of color and feel. I don’t want to copy her, but if I do this quilt, I’d like to have the same pinky-red feel to it. One challenge about a mostly monochromatic quilt is getting enough contrast. I look forward to that challenge.

    Feathered Star Block (Dream State)

    • Pattern: I haven’t decided on a particular feathered star
    • Thoughts: use the Triangle Technique for the HSTs

    Food quilt #3 (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Pattern: Disappearing something, probably 4 patch or 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for nephew for graduation

    Good Night Irene Quilt

    • Pattern: Good Night Irene from the Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Block magazine, Spring issue v.2, issue 2, pg. 54
    • Fabric: Possibly a layer cake I already have, though I am tempted to use the scrap 2.5″ squares I have been cutting.
    • Thoughts: I thought about using dots on a white background, as I did with the Scrapitude Carnivale quilt as the background. It makes the Scrapitude quilt look so cheerful. I probably wouldn’t call it Good Night Irene.

    Half Moon Modern Quilt

    • Pattern: I have some ideas, but nothing definite. It occurred to me that I could use the Stepping Stones pattern with a strong background to make the pattern show up. I’ll think about that.
    • Fabric: Half Moon Modern Fabrics. I have half yard cuts, I think, plus some odds and ends and I’d like to use them together with some additional fabrics, or, at least a background.
    • Thoughts: I do think it is difficult to start with fabrics rather than a pattern.

    Interlocking Triangles Quilt(s)

    • Pattern: This is an idea that I designed myself. I made two quilts and have variations on the pattern to make more.
    • Fabric: I have a few different collections of fabric I want to use. Most are rainbow colored
    • Thoughts: This is a quilt from which I get a lot of bang for my buck. The visual impact is tremendous. The easiest way to do the spiky triangles is with paper piecing. I am not that big of a fan of paper piecing (read my laments about the Spiderweb‘s paper piecing). I made Spiky Stars using templates and that was meditative and won a prize, so it is doable.

    Jack’s Chain Quilt

    • Pattern: Jack’s Chain, a continuous pattern
    • Fabric: bright scrappy, consistent centers
    • Thoughts: This is one of the first quilts I saw hanging in a quilt store and thought of making, after I had learned to quilt. Making the nine patches would be a good leaders and enders endeavor.

    Medium Mondo Bag

    • Pattern: From QuiltSmart. Saw Katie’s and really liked it. I also thought it would be a good use of those mini-charms, or give me an excuse to buy them.
    • Fabric: I have a number of groups of mini-charm packs I have been collecting to use for this project. I will probably go with a combination of Bonnie & Camille fabrics to start.
    • Thoughts: There is something about the stabilizer that I cannot wrap my head around, which is one of the reasons I have not started this pattern.

    Music Quilt

    • Pattern: Top will have a piece of music the Young Man can actually play. That will probably be applique’
    • Fabric/Colors: music prints and tone-on-tones with a little red
    • Thoughts: The Young Man has requested this quilt as his graduation quilt. Probably won’t make it for graduation, but I will make it. He has sent me a piece of music, which I need to print out and make into an applique’

    Neutrals and Red/Scarlet Quilt

    • Pattern: Sew two ~3?x3? squares together, slice each separate fabric and insert a red strip, resew and sew the two squares to another set of squares.
    • Fabric: neutrals+white, black and whites. I have some of these. I bought them not know what to do with them.
    • Thoughts: gift

    Pineapple (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: dots. Have most of the strips cut. Will be much more selective about which strips I use.
    • Pattern: Pineapple log cabin
    • Thoughts: I haven’t given up on a Pineapple quilt despite my frustration with the previous attempt. I bought a different ruler: a Creative Grids Pineapple ruler in hopes that it will work better for me.

    Pink Rectangles Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: pink 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts:

    Scrapitude #2

    • Fabric: scrappy again, but with NO browns or blacks or super darks that look like holes; also more blues and perhaps a different background, though I do like the dots on bright white. I would make sure to skip the dots with a cream background.
    • Pattern: Scrapitude by Charlotte Hawkes
    • Thoughts: I want to try and figure out how to make the edges NOT on the bias.

    Silk Colorblock quilt

    • Fabrics: silk dupioni and cotton in brights (of course)
    • Pattern: Similar to Colorblocks 2
    • Thoughts: I have made a couple of, what I call, Colorblock quilts over the years. One was the Kona Challenge in 2011, another was my 1990 Colorblocks 2 and the first one, Colorblocks, also made in about 1990. I bought the fabrics at the Marin Needlearts show about a zillion years ago and they have languished waiting for me to learn to back them so I can use them.

    Spin Wheel  (Hunting and Gathering)

    Stepping Stones #3

    • Fabric: Macaron pre-cuts from Hoffman. It isn’t started, but I have lots of pre-cuts and think they would make a really fun version of this quilt.
    • Pattern: Stepping Stones by the Lintott girls

    Windmill  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: Scrappy. I will use a grey for the background, because if I use more of the cut fabric patches, the pattern will be lost. The pieces are too oddly shaped and I don’t want to lose the pattern in a mass of scraps.
    • Pattern: Come Quilt with Me Rotary templates

    Out of the Dream State:

    Box Full of Letters

    • Fabric: Kiss Kiss Charm Pack with a solid blue background
    • Pattern: Missouri Star Love Notes
    • Thoughts: since I write so many letters it appealed to me. I have already started sewing, though only a little.

    Food quilt #2  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Pattern: Disappearing 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for son of good friends for graduation. I have started cutting for this in a serious way. The alternate color will be purple. I will use black again for the non-food squares.

    Stepping Stones #2  – I started to make blocks for this, so it is out of the dream projects stage.

    • Fabric: Bonnie & Camille fabrics Bliss, Ruby, Vintage Modern. I wanted the contrast to be good, so I added additional fabrics to beef up the Bonnie & Camille fabrics.
    • Pattern: Stepping Stones by the Lintott girls

    Dream Projects #4

    As I said in the last post, projects I have wanted to do for awhile, as well as brand new ones, keep springing into my head. I have added at least four more projects to this list in the last little while.

    Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Quilt

    • Pattern: Original
    • Fabric: Turquoise and red, mainly, but other colors for the leaves and flowers
    • Steps: need to fuse a bunch of turquoise to some piece of fabric in the ‘ticker tape’ style. I am thinking of making it similar to the Whole Cloth Quilt and using red, again, for the background.

    Basketweave Baby

    • Fabric: Scrappy
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter, series 1000, episode 1005
    • Thoughts: I like the challenge of piecing this quilt and the unique piecing

    Blue Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: blue 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts:

    Blue Lemonade (Hunting and Gathering)

    Easy Street

    • Fabric: pinks
    • Pattern: Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter
    • Thoughts: I really liked Daisy‘s version of Easy Street, which she calls Cherry Bomb (she thinks of the best names for quilts) in terms of color and feel. I don’t want to copy her, but if I do this quilt, I’d like to have the same pinky-red feel to it. One challenge about a mostly monochromatic quilt is getting enough contrast. I look forward to that challenge.

    Food quilt #2  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Pattern: Disappearing 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for son of good friends for graduation. I have started cutting for this in a serious way. I just need to figure out alternate colors.

    Food quilt #3 (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Pattern: Disappearing something, probably 4 patch or 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for nephew for graduation

    Half Moon Modern Quilt

    • Pattern: I have some ideas, but nothing definite
    • Fabric: Half Moon Modern Fabrics. I have half yard cuts, I think, plus some odds and ends and I’d like to use them together with some additional fabrics, or, at least a background.
    • Thoughts: I do think it is difficult to start with fabrics rather than a pattern.

    Interlocking Triangles Quilt(s)

    • Pattern: This is an idea that I designed myself. I made two quilts and have variations on the pattern to make more.
    • Fabric: I have a few different collections of fabric I want to use. Most are rainbow colored
    • Thoughts: This is a quilt from which i get a lot of bang for my buck. The visual impact is tremendous. The easiest way to do the spiky triangles is with paper piecing. I am not that big of a fan of paper piecing (read my laments about the Spiderweb‘s paper piecing). I made Spiky Stars using templates and that was meditative and won a prize, so it is doable.

    Jack’s Chain Quilt

    • Pattern: Jack’s Chain, a continuous pattern
    • Fabric: bright scrappy, consistent centers
    • Thoughts: This is one of the first quilts I saw hanging in a quilt store and thought of making, after I had learned to quilt. Making the nine patches would be a good leaders and enders endeavor.

    Medium Mondo Bag

    • Pattern: From QuiltSmart. Saw Katie’s and really liked it. I also thought it would be a good use of those mini-charms, or give me an excuse to buy them.
    • Fabric: I have a number of groups of mini-charm packs I have been collecting to use for this project. I will probably go with a combination of Bonnie & Camille fabrics to start.
    • Thoughts: There is something about the stabilizer that I cannot wrap my head around, which is one of the reasons I have not started this pattern.

    Music Quilt

    • pattern: Don’t know
    • Fabric: music prints and tone-on-tones
    • Thoughts: The Young Man has requested this quilt as his graduation quilt

    Neutrals and Red/Scarlet Quilt

    • Pattern: Sew two ~3?x3? squares together, slice each separate fabric and insert a red strip, resew and sew the two squares to another set of squares.
    • Fabric: neutrals+white, black and whites. I have some of these. I bought them not know what to do with them.
    • Thoughts: gift

    Pineapple (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: dots. Have most of the strips cut. Will be much more selective about which strips I use.
    • Pattern: Pineapple log cabin
    • Thoughts: I haven’t given up on a Pineapple quilt despite my frustration with the previous attempt. I bought a different ruler: a Creative Grids Pineapple ruler in hopes that it will work better for me.

    Pink Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: pink 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts:

    Scrapitude #2

    • Fabric: scrappy again, but with NO browns or blacks or super darks that look like holes; also more blues and perhaps a different background, though I do like the dots on bright white. I would make sure to skip the dots with a cream background.
    • Pattern: Scrapitude by Charlotte Hawkes
    • Thoughts: I want to try and figure out how to make the edges NOT on the bias.

    Silk Colorblock quilt

    • Fabrics: silk dupioni and cotton in brights (of course)
    • Pattern: Similar to Colorblocks 2
    • Thoughts: I have made a couple of, what I call, Colorblock quilts over the years. One was the Kona Challenge in 2011, another was my 1990 Colorblocks 2 and the first one, Colorblocks, also made in about 1990. I bought the fabrics at the Marin Needlearts show about a zillion years ago and they have languished waiting for me to learn to back them so I can use them.

    Spin Wheel  (Hunting and Gathering)

     

    Stepping Stones #3

    • Fabric: Macaron pre-cuts from Hoffman. It isn’t started, but I have lots of pre-cuts and think they would make a really fun version of this quilt.
    • Pattern:

    Windmill  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: Scrappy. I will use a grey for the background, because if I use more of the cut fabric patches, the pattern will be lost. The pieces are too oddly shaped and I don’t want to lose the pattern in a mass of scraps.
    • Pattern: Come Quilt with Me Rotary templates

    This is clearly only an irregular feature, but and thinking of all the projects above, I am kind of scared to add more in order to make it a regular feature.

    Out of the Dream State:

    Stepping Stones #2  – I started to make blocks for this, so it is out of the dream projects stage.

    • Fabric: Bonnie & Camille fabrics Bliss, Ruby, Vintage Modern. I wanted the contrast to be good, so I added additional fabrics to beef up the Bonnie & Camille fabrics.
    • Pattern: Stepping Stones by the Lintott girls

    Dream Projects #3

    As I said in the last post, projects I have wanted to do for awhile kept springing into my head and I really needed a place to put them. I realized that once I cleared out my head, there was more space for other stuff. Guess what happened? More new projects popped into the free space in my head.

    I am still not dating these posts, I will just continue to number them. I still like the idea of pretending that time is not passing, so they will just be on the list as I enter them. I still want these posts to be abut the possibilities.

    Like I said last time, some of these come from the Current Projects list (Hunting and Gathering section). I don’t know if I will keep them there or move them here. Lots to work out, so continue to stay tuned.

    Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Quilt

    • Pattern: Original
    • Fabric: Turquoise and red, mainly, but other colors for the leaves and flowers
    • Steps: need to fuse a bunch of turquoise to some piece of fabric in the ‘ticker tape’ style. I am thinking of making it similar to the Whole Cloth Quilt and using red, again, for the background.

    Basketweave Baby

    • Fabric: Scrappy
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter, series 1000, episode 1005
    • Thoughts: I like the challenge of piecing this quilt and the unique piecing

    Blue Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: blue 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts:

    Blue Lemonade (Hunting and Gathering)

    Easy Street

    • Fabric: pinks
    • Pattern: Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter
    • Thoughts: I really liked Daisy‘s version of Easy Street, which she calls Cherry Bomb (she thinks of the best names for quilts) in terms of color and feel. I don’t want to copy her, but if I do this quilt, I’d like to have the same pinky-red feel to it. One challenge about a mostly monochromatic quilt is getting enough contrast. I look forward to that challenge.

    Food quilt #2  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Pattern: Disappearing 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for son of good friends for graduation. I have started cutting for this in a serious way. I just need to figure out alternate colors.

    Food quilt #3 (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Pattern: Disappearing something, probably 4 patch or 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for nephew for graduation

    Half Moon Modern Quilt

    • Pattern: I have some ideas, but nothing definite
    • Fabric: Half Moon Modern Fabrics. I have half yard cuts, I think, plus some odds and ends and I’d like to use them together with some additional fabrics, or, at least a background.
    • Thoughts: I do think it is difficult to start with fabrics rather than a pattern.

    Music Quilt

    • pattern: Don’t know
    • Fabric: music prints and tone-on-tones
    • Thoughts: The Young Man has requested this quilt as his graduation quilt

    Neutrals and Red/Scarlet Quilt

    • Pattern: Sew two ~3″x3″ squares together, slice each separate fabric and insert a red strip, resew and sew the two squares to another set of squares.
    • Fabric: neutrals+white, black and whites. I have some of these. I bought them not know what to do with them.
    • Thoughts: gift

    Pineapple (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: dots. Have most of the strips cut. Will be much more selective about which strips I use.
    • Pattern: Pineapple log cabin
    • Thoughts: I haven’t given up on a Pineapple quilt despite my frustration with the previous attempt. I bought a different ruler: a Creative Grids Pineapple ruler in hopes that it will work better for me.

    Pink Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: pink 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts:

    Scrapitude #2

    • Fabric: scrappy again, but with NO browns or blacks or super darks that look like holes; also more blues and perhaps a different background, though I do like the dots on bright white. I would make sure to skip the dots with a cream background.
    • Pattern: Scrapitude by Charlotte Hawkes
    • Thoughts: I want to try and figure out how to make the edges NOT on the bias.

    Silk Colorblock quilt

    • Fabrics: silk dupioni and cotton in brights (of course)
    • Pattern: Similar to Colorblocks 2
    • Thoughts: I have made a couple of, what I call, Colorblock quilts over the years. One was the Kona Challenge in 2011, another was my 1990 Colorblocks 2 and the first one, Colorblocks, also made in about 1990. I bought the fabrics at the Marin Needlearts show about a zillion years ago and they have languished waiting for me to learn to back them so I can use them.

    Spin Wheel  (Hunting and Gathering)

    Stepping Stones #2  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: Bonnie & Camille fabrics Bliss, Ruby, Vintage Modern: made two test blocks, but still in the thinking stage while I decide on the background colors. I want the contrast to be good.
    • Pattern:

    Stepping Stones #3

    • Fabric: Macaron pre-cuts from Hoffman. It isn’t started, but I have lots of pre-cuts and think they would make a really fun version of this quilt.
    • Pattern:

    Windmill  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: Scrappy. I will use a grey for the background, because if I use more of the cut fabric patches, the pattern will be lost. The pieces are too oddly shaped and I don’t want to lose the pattern in a mass of scraps.
    • Pattern: Come Quilt with Me Rotary templates

    This is clearly not a regular feature, but it could be an irregular feature.

    Dream Projects #2

    When I wrote the first Dream Projects post, I really wasn’t sure this would be a regular feature. I still don’t know if it will be a regular feature. However, projects I have wanted to do for awhile keep springing into my head so I am doing another post. Also, I found some other patches for blocks and quilt tops for which I had already started cutting. So many projects are taking up space in some part of my head that I can’t fit them all. I thought I had better add them to this list so I wouldn’t forget about them again.

    For now, I am not dating these posts, I will just number them. I like the idea of time not passing. It seems that if I make it too easy to see how long time has passed with these projects undone, I might get depressed and I want this post to be possibilities.

    Like I said last time, some of these come from the Current Projects list (Hunting and Gathering section). I don’t know if I will keep them there or move them here. Lots to work out, so stay tuned.

    Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Quilt

    • Pattern: Original
    • Fabric: Blue and red
    • Steps: need to fuse a bunch of turquoise to something

    Basketweave Baby

    • Fabric: Scrappy
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter
    • Thoughts: I like the challenge of piecing this quilt

    Blue Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: blue 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts:

    Blue Lemonade (Hunting and Gathering)

    Easy Street

    • Fabric: pinks
    • Pattern: Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter
    • Thoughts: I really liked Daisy‘s version of Easy Street, which she calls Cherry Bomb (she thinks of the best names for quilts) in terms of color and feel. I don’t want to copy her, but if I do this quilt, I’d like to have the same pinky-red feel to it. One challenge about a mostly monochromatic quilt is getting enough contrast. I look forward to that challenge.

    Food quilt #2  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Pattern: Disappearing something, probably 4 patch or 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for son of good friends for graduation

    Food quilt #3 (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Pattern: Disappearing something, probably 4 patch or 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for nephew for graduation

    Half Moon Modern Quilt

    • Pattern: I have some ideas, but nothing definite
    • Fabric: Half Moon Modern Fabrics. I have half yard cuts, I think, plus some odds and ends and I’d like to use them together with some additional fabrics, or, at least a background.
    • Thoughts: I do think it is difficult to start with fabrics rather than a pattern.

    Music Quilt

    • pattern: Don’t know
    • Fabric: music prints and tone-on-tones
    • Thoughts: The Young Man has requested this quilt as his graduation quilt

    Pineapple (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: dots. Have most of the strips cut. Will be much more selective about which strips I use.
    • Pattern: Pineapple log cabin
    • Thoughts: I haven’t given up on a Pineapple quilt despite my frustration with the previous attempt. I bought a different ruler: a Creative Grids Pineapple ruler in hopes that it will work better for me.

    Pink Gradation Quilt (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: pink 2.5×4.5 rectangles
    • Pattern: similar to FOTY 2008
    • Thoughts:

    Scrapitude #2

    • Fabric: scrappy again, but with NO browns or blacks or super darks that look like holes; also more blues and perhaps a different background, though I do like the dots on white.
    • Pattern: Scrapitude by Charlotte
    • Thoughts: I want to try and figure out how to make the edges NOT on the bias.

    Silk Colorblock quilt

    • Fabrics: silk dupioni and cotton in brights (of course)
    • Pattern: Similar to Colorblocks 2
    • Thoughts: I have made a couple of, what I call, Colorblock quilts over the years. One was the Kona Challenge in 2011, another was my 1990 Colorblocks 2 and the first one, Colorblocks, also made in about 1990. I bought the fabrics at the Marin Needlearts show about a zillion years ago and they have languished waiting for me to learn to back them so I can use them.

    Spin Wheel  (Hunting and Gathering)

    Stepping Stones #2  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: Bonnie & Camille fabrics Bliss, Ruby, Vintage Modern: made two test blocks, but still in the thinking stage while I decide on the background colors. I want the contrast to be good.
    • Pattern:

    Stepping Stones #3

    • Fabric: Macaron pre-cuts from Hoffman. It isn’t started, but I have all the pre-cuts and think they would make a really fun version of this quilt.
    • Pattern:

    Windmill  (Hunting and Gathering)

    • Fabric: Scrappy. I will use a grey for the background, because if I use more of the cut fabric patches, the pattern will be lost. The pieces are too oddly shaped and I don’t want to lose the pattern in a mass of scraps.
    • Pattern: Come Quilt with Me Rotary templates

    I don’t know if this will be a regular feature, but it might be.

    Dream Projects

    I have an ever changing list in my head of projects I want to do. Some of them have patterns, some have fabrics. Somehow they haven’t quite gotten up to the top of the list. I decided to make a list of projects I want to make in the future and what state they are in. They may never get made, but at least I won’t forget about them if I write them down.

    Some of these come from the Current Projects list (Hunting and Gathering section). I don’t know if I will keep them there or move them here. Lots to work out, so stay tuned.

    Art Institute of Chicago Fusible Quilt

    • Pattern: Original
    • Fabric: Blue and red
    • Steps: need to fuse a bunch of turquoise to something

    Basketweave Baby

    • Fabric: Scrappy
    • Pattern: Fons & Porter
    • Thoughts: I like the challenge of piecing this quilt

    Food quilt #2

    • Pattern: Disappearing something, probably 4 patch or 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for son of good friends for graduation

    Food quilt #3

    • Pattern: Disappearing something, probably 4 patch or 9 patch
    • Fabric: RJR Food prints. Will use a different color for the non-food print section than I did for the Young Man’s version.
    • Thoughts: Gift for nephew for graduation

    Music Quilt

    • pattern: Don’t know
    • Fabric: music prints and tone-on-tones
    • Thoughts: The Young Man has requested this quilt as his graduation quilt

    Pineapple

    • Fabric: dots. Have most of the strips cut. Will be much more selective about which strips I use.
    • Pattern: Pineapple log cabin
    • Thoughts: I haven’t given up on a Pineapple quilt despite my frustration with the previous attempt. I bought a different ruler: a Creative Grids Pineapple ruler in hopes that it will work better for me.

    Spin Wheel

    Stepping Stones #2

    • Fabric: Bonnie & Camille fabrics Bliss, Ruby, Vintage Modern: made two test blocks, but still in the thinking stage while I decide on the background colors. I want the contrast to be good.
    • Pattern:

    Stepping Stones #3

    • Fabric: Macaron pre-cuts from Hoffman. It isn’t started, but I have all the pre-cuts and think they would make a really fun version of this quilt.
    • Pattern:

    Windmill

    • Fabric: Still hunting and gathering. I will use a grey for the background, because if I use more of the cut fabric patches, the pattern will be lost. The pieces are too oddly shaped and I don’t want to lose the pattern in a mass of scraps.
    • Pattern: Come Quilt with Me Rotary templates

    I don’t know if this will be a regular feature, but it might be.

    Basketweave Baby Again

    Petaluma Tile
    Petaluma Tile

    I was looking through some old photos the other day and came across this photo of tile that I saw in Petaluma 6 years ago when I visited the last Great Petaluma Outdoor Quilt Show.

    I posted this picture before (thus the link), but it wasn’t until I looked at it again the other day that I realized how much it looked like the Basketweave Baby quilt that I am still obsessing over. You can read about my obsession here or here.

    Fons & Porter Basketweave Baby
    Fons & Porter Basketweave Baby

    OK, I Submitted

    New Fabrics, July 2009
    New Fabrics, July 2009

    I bought some fabric. It was cheerful; I had ideas for what to use it for and I just couldn’t resist.

    I loved the pink stripe and pink flowers on the left.  They are cheerful. I, first, bought a half yard of each to go with the blue. As I was chatting with the cutting lady, I decided that they would both make fabulous tote bags, so I bought enough for tote bags. The others are fat quarters that I thought were cheerful. The funny part was that the cutting lady kept all the bolts aside so she could get some of the same fabric.

    I need to get busy on tote bags as I now have the fabric to make four of them!