Sunday, May 31, 2015

Quilt Bucket List

Here is my current list of must complete quilts:

1. Double Wedding Ring
My brother is getting married next year so I'm guessing this will be a present for him and his bride.

2. Quilts of Valor
I don't have a pattern picked out for this but I really want to get into charity quilts and Quilts of Valor has a special spot in my heart since my husband is active duty Army. For more information on donating visit the Quilts of Valor website.

3. Carpenters Star
These quilts are always so gorgeous.

4. Irish Chain
This one I'm calling kind of done since I helped my daughter make one but I will probably make one myself as well.
(Didn't she do an awesome job?!)

5. Drunkards Path
This one is a little intimidating with its curves but I will conquer it!

6. Jacob's Ladder
I might end up doing this one greys and yellows  or blues and greens haven't made up my mind yet.

7. Lone Star
These quilts are amazing and I'm kind of obsessed with stars in quilts...
This quilt is gigantic 96" x 96".

8. Hawaiian Quilt
My husband was stationed in Hawaii for his first duty station out of basic training. I'm not going to lie it wasn't my favorite place to live.  Not a fan of lizards and hot weather and there was an excessive amount of both there.  I do have some very fond memories though. It was where my older two daughters were born and I met a lot of awesome people there. We lived on the north shore of Oahu (Waialua) and it was beautiful. My sister has already called dibs on this quilt once its made.

9. A quilt that is done completely by hand
This is most likely going to be a hexagon quilt and a long term project. I have done a small amount of hand quilting (on the log cabin quilt above) and need some more practice before I tackle a full quilt. Good thing the piecing will likely take me forever.

10. A quilt of my own design
This is already started. Using the lady of the lake quilt block the finished quilt will be around 60" x 60". I'm working out the math and testing the block size right now then I have to figure out what fabric will compliment the pattern the best. Be on the lookout for a series of posts about this one.

So what is on your quilt bucket list?

First Post!

Welcome to my brand new blog!

I guess I will start off with telling you a little about myself.  I'm an almost 30 year old army wife and mother of three beautiful and frustrating girls. When I'm not spending time with my family I like to craft and bake. I knit, crochet, hand embroider, and most of all quilt.

I decided to create this blog to keep track of my quilting adventures (and mishaps), work through my bucket list of quilts, and hopefully inspire some people along the way.

One of my top goals for this blog is to share what works for me and what doesn't. Not everything I try works out and I plan to share the troubles I run across as well as my successes.

I just finished helping my oldest daughter, Addison, create her first quilt! I decided to go with an Irish Chain quilt and followed Eleanor Burns Irish Quilt in a Day pattern. Addison had so much fun and I am so proud of how well she did. I will be sharing some pictures of the quilt soon.

Right now I am working on designing a quilt using the Lady of the Lake quilt block and plan to share the whole process from designing to binding it.

I hope you will come along for this new adventure! Thanks for stopping by.
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