This morning Michelle over on her blog, Boulderneigh, talked of the knitting projects she's dreaming of having time to accomplish. I've been having some thoughts in the same vein except mine are for quilting projects I'd love to jump into.
Above is a picture of a wall hanging (it's about 31" x 31") that I've wanted to make ever since I saw it in a book by Kim Diehl, a fantastic quiltmaker and designer who I really like. I think I'd like to make mine in spring-themed fabrics and have it to hang from about April to June. I'm pretty sure I can pull all the fabric I need for it from my stash.
Love, love, love the bold colors in this quilt that I would use as a tablecloth, the same way it's pictured. (This is another Kim Diehl pattern.) I purchased the gold and red fabric for it an eon ago (maybe longer) and know I can find the other colors I'll need in my horde of material.
This is a tablecloth I made. It's sandwiched and ready to be machine quilted. When I got this far, I was tired of it so it got folded up and put in my "To Finish" storage container. When I took it out about a week ago, it looked fresh and interesting again, so I'm itching to complete it. (Just as soon as I can find the time!) I have A LOT of fabric left over from this project that would make attractive "summer" pot holders. (Anybody need a couple new pot holders?)
I OD'd while making this quilt top quite a while back. It's to be a new quilt for our king-sized bed, but I still have to figure out additional borders for three sides to make it the size I want. I have plenty of the fabrics used so that shouldn't be a problem once I decide what I want to do. I even have the fabric for backing when I get that far. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a friend machine quilt it on her long arm machine. And it would be a good idea to get crackin' and finish it because the quilt I have on our bed right now is literally falling apart. Each morning when I make the bed, it seems I put another little tear in the disintegrating fabric. Yup, it's in that bad of shape.
I guess no matter whether you are a quilter, knitter, sculptor, crocheter, painter, beader, embroiderer, wood worker, tailor, weaver or any other hand crafter, we always have our wish list of projects we'd love to do. It's all part of the creative process . . . and give us something to look forward to when we're doing dishes, mucking out manure or weeding the garden!
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