I’ve almost settled on my craft/quilting goals for 2017…and the list is a doozy. I’ll write more about that tomorrow but in the meantime, here’s what’s currently happening in my sewing room:
I really loved the scrappy-yet-coordinated look of the Acacia Radio quilt I finished recently with a Tula Pink jelly roll — and that made me want to dig into the fat quarter bundle of Tula’s Slow and Steady collection that I won in the 30 Days of Quilt Design contest. I pulled a few of my quilt books off the shelf for inspiration and decision to make scrappy-yet-coordinated circles! The pattern is Looptastic from Elizabeth Hartman’s Modern Patchwork. It’s complicated but I’ve started cutting fabric, so I guess that means I’m invested! (Ha.) This one will be for Charlotte, so I hope it turns out well since I’ll be seeing it a lot. (Ha again.)
I’ve got another project in work as well. I haven’t finished the full size version of the Intertwined quilt I designed last fall…yet I couldn’t resist trying a mini. Don’t worry, I’ve got a triple purpose in mind for this one! First, I’ll get to hang it on my wall, which is always fun. Second, I plan to publish a pattern for this one in the next few months and now I’ll be able to show two different versions and sizes. And third, I’m making it in lovely rainbow-y Alison Glass fabric so I can show it off as part of Yvonne’s linky party.
Since I began quilting 5+ years ago I’ve mainly been a one-project-at-a-time person, taking on a single quilt from start to finish before starting another. But I gotta admit there’s some appeal in having several things going at once. There’s no time to get bored with one because there’s always something else to pick up!