I’m turning 40!
Well, not right now. But someday…
I can’t lie. I do feel a little mid-life crisis pressure to get stuff done, to accomplish a few things in the next six months before my big day.
Maybe “pressure” isn’t the right word. “Inspired” has a kinder, gentler feel to it, don’t you think?
Yes, I’m inspired. And thanks to the suggestion made by Stacey at The Tilted Quilt, I’m starting with a bucket list for 2014.
A quilting bucket list.
WARNING: IF YOU ARE NOT HEAVILY INTO QUILTING, FABRIC, PATCHWORK, OR ALL THINGS SEWING, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP THE REST OF THIS POST. STAY TUNED FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE GENERAL-INTERESTY ON MY NEXT POST.
Here’s my list for the year.
First up, I need to finish my Anna Maria Horner Color Dive Quilt. I posted a few days ago with a picture of what I have so far. I love how the overall look is similar to Anna Maria’s but the scrappy patchwork is a snapshot of the fabrics I have on my shelves right now.
I am going to continue to work on my free motion quilting skills by working on a sampler with help from the amazing Leah Day.
If you’re a quilter with a pulse, you just can’t help loving swoon. I particularly love how easy it is to make a substantially sized quilt with these nice big blocks!
I love the Quilt As You Go method. I took Tara Rebman’s class on Craftsy and had so much fun with it. I’d like to design my own project using this method this year and film a tutorial. I think I’ve come up with something cute!
I already have a good head-start on a chevron quilt. Here’s the picture of the one that inspired me, but I plan to use alternating stripes of white, gray, aqua and navy. I do love a good half square triangle project!
I first saw this version of the Farmer’s Wife Quilt at My Rainboots are Red and was immediately hooked on the bright colors. Luckily for me, there’s a Farmer’s Wife group at my LQS, so I’m well on my way.
Last night I added EQ7 to my workroom. I have a few ideas for quilts bouncing around in my brain and I’m looking forward to making them a reality. I’ll be starting with a paint-chip quilt. Stay tuned to see if I can really make this happen.
I am in the process of moving my sewing space upstairs to a larger room. That means I have some wall space to decorate! I’d like to jump on the mini-quilt bandwagon this year and brighten up my new room. Of course, Camille Roskelley provided the inspiration for this item on the bucket list with a picture of her ever-growing mini-quilt wall.
I have a feeling I’ll be updating this page often as I check out other bloggers Quilty Bucket Lists for the year!
For some more quilting inspiration for 2014, check out the Bucket List Blog Hop.