Pre-Munchkin, I watched Fons & Porter For the Love of Quilting on PBS occasionally. At one point, Mary Fons mentioned having a quilting bucket list. I hadn't thought of it that way before, but I had one too. Problem is, it was only in my head. So I thought about patterns or techniques I wanted to try, I wrote down a list, and I posted it in my sewing space where I could see it all the time.This is my original list, written some time in 2014.
Two projects were completed before I put them on the list, but I included them because they were "bucket" patterns when I chose them. Those are the Wedding Ring quilt, a wedding gift to my brother and his wife, and the Trip Around the World, which hangs on my living room wall.
The projects/techniques I completed in 2015:
I Spy--I've done several of these! My first and favorite, though, was actually finished in 2014. It has 192 I Spy fabrics and is now on the the twin bed in Munchkin's room, though he is still in a crib. We have fun naming the stuff when we sit on the bed.
Project Linus--I went one better on this one, and attended the meeting of the Charlotte chapter in 2015. I forgot to keep track of how many quilts I donated, but I should get that number from our coordinator soon for tax records, and I will remember to keep track this year.
Paper Piecing--I ended up liking this technique more than I thought I would. I ended up with 2 projects--here and here.
Ticker Tape Quilt--this technique I did not enjoy, and I will likely not do it again. But I love how the elephant turned out!
I'm slowly working through the rest. To me, a bucket list is a long term kind of thing, and not the same as my to-do list or list of current projects. Rather, it's techniques or classic patterns that I want to try or make.
I found this link-up about a year and a half too late, but I really like the graphic, so I will end with it.