Last year I set myself up with a long project list. By mid-year I had started several quilts but hadn’t finished most of them so by December I was determined to cross some off the list.
The idea for sky blue geese came from a doodle in my notebook. It has blue and ivory cross-hatch print flying geese blocks surrounded by text prints. I sent it as a surprise to a friend I haven’t seen in years.
The back is mix of prints. The blue and white plumes were a favorite of mine. They’ve been in my stash for years so it’s great to see them in a project.
I made a couple of Christmas quilts in December. I used a scaled down version of Jeni’s Giant Vintage Star Tutorial. They were also given to friends.
One was a large silver star, the other gold.
Florette turned out to be one of my favorite quilts to date. The pattern is by Jeni Baker.
Anna, Jeni, and I took a screen printing class ages ago and while they were here they helped me pull fabrics for future projects. It was a blast to spend hours happily geeking out over fabric with friends. I used one of the stacks we put together for this quilt. Then I finished the top while we were on a sewing retreat together.
The back is one part, grey and white paisley and one part, floral. Truth be told…the floral was our old shower curtain. I made the curtain a few years ago and saved the fabric when I made a new one. I had intended to sell this quilt, but in the end, I surprised lulu by putting it on her bed while she was in school. She nearly fell down the steps to thank me because she was so happy. (that would have been an awkward ER visit!)
Golden geese was another quilt I intended to sell. It was also a stack that Anna and Jeni helped pull together. The pattern is of my own design. I love the fabrics, so much print on print on print. I just couldn’t part with it. I have greedily kept it for myself. (that’s how i roll)
It’s backed with some fabric from my stash. It felt great to check all of these of my project list.
I’m looking forward to sharing more about this year’s list.