How can 3/4 of the year be gone already? It is true that the weather is changing and I am changing out seasonal clothing but how is it October?
This quarter finds me working on some old favorites (each of which moved along last quarter but aren’t quite done) along with some new projects.
First up is my grandson’s Big Boy quilt. I thought about this all last quarter, having decided to go Bonnie Hunter scrappy. Then I saw some really cute fabric in a quilt shop on vacation (and remembered a Christa Watson pattern I just saw in the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting). In addition to the colors pictured I also plan to have some red, green and aqua as part of the fun.
And I was so taken with that pattern that I plan to use it for my niece’s high school graduation quilt. She has asked for a blue, black and yellow quilt with a secondary pattern. I think the blocks can be spun in some interesting ways to accommodate that request. As you can see, I don’t have any black in mind just yet.
Another niece is graduating from high school this upcoming year. She is interested in a yellow and blue quilt. A few years ago, I won a pile of yellow and blue blocks in a raffle at my guild. They have been waiting for the just the right project, this is it! The two fabrics at the end of the photo are possible border and/or sashing fabrics. Odds are strong that I will not use both of them in this project. These are going to be fun to manipulate on the design wall!
Next up is one of my long term projects, variable Ohio Stars from 1930s repro fabrics. The queen size top is now fully assembled (with borders and cornerstones) and a quilting guide is drawn on the “blank” squares.
My other long term project is a Christmas quilt made from blocks designed by Carol Doak for her Yahoo group. More quilting in the red areas has been done, I need to decide what to do in the other portion.
Last, but not least are some Gadget Cushions. I have made six so far this year. You can see them here
My plan is to make 12 this quarter. Wish me luck!
Some of the supplies are shown below.