The goal this week is for this to be a top and at the machine quilters to be quilted ASAP so I can use it during the month of December this year.
Since this quilt is for me I really did think about hand quilting it. The pattern is so busy I doubt the hand quilting will really show anyway and this way it can be used this year (can you tell I am trying to reason with myself not to hand quilt it.)
The blocks are 9" finished, 3" nine patch blocks. The quilt will be 81" square unless I decide to add borders. then it would just be the toile probably 6" each side, making the quilt 93" square, then a nice feather quilting on the border would be amazing!
so would you hand quilt it or send it out to be quilted?
Did you see this quilt on Lynn's blog? I can't stop thinking about it. I fell in love with the day I saw it.
She shared the pattern for the quilt, its officially on my list of quilts to make.
LYNN DYKSTRA Quilt Design
I loved this pile of fabrics and then she starts making baskets, oh you know how much I love baskets
I think I need to start collecting a pile of fabrics like this....
Then Tim shows he is hand quilting a beautiful antique tablecloth for Christmas, ok now why didn't I think of that???? I love this idea and I have a table cloth is a store I have been looking at, ok its not antique but after Christmas when it goes on sale I am going to have to buy it if I don't find one on ebay sooner!
Then Kate last week showed a quilt I have wanted to make for a long time
I even started one last year , made my own template cut out quite a few and actually appliquéd a few down! Then moved onto something else....
Then there is Janet's blog where I am always in AWE of her work and her ability to make these amazing heirloom quilts and stick with the plan! She finishes the quilts and hand quilts them!
Her Stars and Sprigs quilt, her red and green applique quilt and then theres trailing vines quilt
all on my list, some started....
This blue and white , Indigo Revival quilt by Polly and Laurie, you know I am waiting on this fabric line to hit the market, I need to make this quilt!
Then I see Kaaren's post and her house looks so inviting for Christmas makes me want to make more Christmas style quilts....
this is just a few of the blogs, you know I could go on and on and on....
I am starting to understand why my list of quilts I have wanted to make never gets done, way too much inspiration in blogland but I would not change it one bit! Its fun to be inspired and fun to see what others are making . FINALLY though I am learning I don't need to make all these quilts. I can enjoy what I see and continue working on the quilt I am working on and finish it.
Less UFO"s is in my future!
How many times have I stopped a project cause I saw a quilt I just had to make too!
maybe this should be my 2013 resolution...stick with the plan! Be inspired by color, by fabric of others quilts but stick to the plan! Finish some of those long term projects I have going and make a new quilt once in a while....can you relate????