December 31, 2013

Planning ahead

I'm planning a Fabric Embargo for 2014.  I have an enormous stash and with every new fabric purchase, something that I have wanted to make for months or years slips further down the list.  My plan is to use my stash for at least the first six months of 2014, possibly the entire year.  Heaven knows, I could go many YEARS without buying anything new!

I have 3 UFOs that I want to finish:
  • Lily Pad/Atkinson Designs quilt - needs 2 borders
  • 2010 Designer Mystery BOM - needs final border
  • Second Story/Miss Rosie Quilt Company - blocks finished, needs assembly/pieced sashing

Since I don't do well with detailed planning of future projects, I'm just going to go where my whim takes me when I am ready to start the next project.  Some things I know I will be making in 2014:
  • Baby quilt for my niece, who is expecting in June - planning will commence once baby's gender is revealed.  This will be my one exception to the "Nothing New" rule as the expectant Mommy wants input into the design and I may not be able to make it from my stash.
  • Hubble/Miss Rosie's Quilt Company - using Basic Grey's Little Black Dress & LBD2
  • This Square Root of Nine/A Quilter's Dream quilt for my mom
  • Get started on graduation quilts for my twin boys (though I'm still in denial that they are going to graduate in 2015!!)

December 28, 2013

Hello, Old Friend

I've been having some piecing problems this year.  It seems like all the quilts I finished in 2013 had some kind of issue when I started to sew the blocks together.  After talking it over with some friends, I decided to go back to my old Trusty Pfaff and see if I can get back to being the piecer I once was.  Maybe I'll even blog more!

I did finish Nantucket and had some piecing trouble, but it's all together now.  I don't have a picture to share because Hubble has taken over my design wall.

This will put my piecing skills to the test!   I'm going to make 2 versions of this Miss Rosie's Quilt Company pattern.  I'm using Little Black Dress and Little Black Dress 2 by Basic Grey.

Here's to perfect piecing in 2014!