I break my goals into 3 categories: general quilts, mini quilts and pillows, and quilts for Project Linus.
General Projects and Gifts
1. Noodle's growth chart
When my brother & his family were visiting in December, I showed them Munchkin's growth chart and asked if they wanted one for my niece, Noodle. The answer was an enthusiastic yes! I gave my sister-in-law my stack of I Spy 2 1/2 strips as well as some yardage that I could cut a strip from and let her pick out what she wanted, and she picked solids from my Kona color card.
2. Rainbow name tag
I've been wanting to make a sewing-themed name tag for myself or a while. I mostly want it for my Project Linus meetings, because frankly it drives me nuts that we don't wear name tags, but I also see wearing to shows and other potential quit-related events. I have a pile of scraps set aside for this project.
A couple of years ago, I bought a Kona New Bright Palette Jelly Roll when it was the daily deal at Missouri Star Quilt Company. The showed a picture of a rainbow quilt that was a class/project on Creative Bug. I pieced the top over my winter break.
4. Doll Quilts
My niece has doll bunk beds that used to be mine. But they don't have quilts! So I need to fix that! I plan to use I Spy scraps to make 2 doll quilts for the bunk beds.
I've been doing the Meadow Mystery quilt hosted by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. The final layout instructions come out in early February.
|Meadow Mystery November Clue|
Mini Quilts & Pillows
I am slowly making us a menagerie of animal throw pillows four our couch, as I got rid of the big cushions that came with the couch because they were so big it was annoying. The following are pillows I have patterns and fabric for, and I've spent time getting the pattern pieces enlarged and color coded.
6. Koala--pattern is from the zoo animals collection by Kristy @ Quiet Play
7. Giraffe--pattern is from the zoo animals collection by Kristy @ Quiet Play
8. Kangaroo--pattern by Juliet from The Tartan Kiwi
9. Hazel Hedgehog--I have an extra Hazel block from a mini I pieced over winter break and will turn it into a pillow. (the block is Blue Hazel)
10. Hazel and the Hedgehogs
I've been wanting to do a Hazel the Hedgehog quilt for a while now. I finally got it pieced and quilted over winter break; I just need to bind and label it.
11. batik hexies
This might be the project that never ends! My hand sewing batik hexie project is progressing slowly. I am currently sewing the back to the front. I'm sort of making up the finishing process as I go along, as I haven't found a tutorial for finishing hexies that completely works for me.
12. Mr. Bunny
I saw this quilt by Laurel @ Quilts by Laurel and I really wanted to make my own version to hang on our front door at Easter time. She enlarged Elizabeth Hartman's Bunny block by 400%. I think I will do mine by 300%; I've started working out the math so I don't make the same mistake as with my Piggie Pillow and have problems with seam allowances.
13. Blue Butterfly mini
I have one block from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge butterflies that did not make it into a quilt top. This will become a mini for the wall of minis in my office.
14. Dinosaur Roar
This has been on my list since my first FAL goal-setting! I finally got out this awesome dinosaur fabric and filled in the gap at one corner. It is layered and ready for quilting; it will get some applique after I've done the grid quilt quilting.
This was my first leader & ender project. I've had the arrow pieced for a while, but I finally got it on a background. This is layered and ready for quilting.
16. Braided Irish Chain with I Spy Scraps
Another leader & ender project that is layered and ready to be quilted.
17. Butterflies in the Sky
I made butterflies blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge in 2016. The bright butterflies are already in a quilt; the lighter ones are now in a top that is ready to be quilted.
18. Wizards & Stars
This one is cut and now in a "kit" that I can take to a Project Linus meeting and work on piecing.
19. Western/Cowboy Quilt
Another one that is cut and put together in a kit for Project Linus sewing.
And the third quilt-in-a-kit I have ready to go, this one with some Monopoly fabric my mom gave me a couple years ago.
I am well aware that I will not finish all of these. But I never know what I am going to be in the mood to work on. Here's hoping for a productive Q1!