Bucket List 2014

March 15, 2014

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.

Color Dive, Anna Maria Horner
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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.

Leah Day
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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.

Swoon
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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!

QAYG
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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!

Chevrons
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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!

Farmer' class=
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 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.

Rainbow Jelly Roll Quilt
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A cute little rainbow jelly roll is just sitting on my shelf staring at me day after day, waiting to be whipped up into this ray of sunshine.

EQ7
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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.

mini quilt wall
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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.

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6 Comments

  • Reply wombatquilts March 16, 2014 at 4:21 am

    What a great bucket list. I love the Color Dive quilt SOOO much.

  • Reply Stacey Napier March 17, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Love the Farmer’s Wife inspiration – I hope mine will be as bright and cheery – I think picking the colors is the hardest part! I love the minis out there right now as well, very motivating list! Thanks for linking up 🙂

  • Reply Pieces to Patch March 19, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I love your bucket list idea!

  • Reply wendy March 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    that is a great list, there’s so much there to work on it should be a fun, if “inspired” 6 months!

  • Reply Hannlib March 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Great list. I LOVED making swoon, I have so many of Camille’s other patterns on my list

  • Reply Lorna McMahon April 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Great list! Looking forward to following your progress!

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