Quilty Bucket List

The blog hop is over, but you can still check out the quilty bucket lists of all my amazing bloggers.

Fabric Mutt
Sew at Home Mummy

And, I am also committed to keeping my list active and updated on this page - it will be a living, breathing list so it will change as I complete projects.

Double Wedding Ring


A Hand Appliquéd Quilt

I have a lot of quilty friends who do a lot of hand appliqué. I am in awe of their work. The most recent example that comes to mind is my guild's 2014 Raffle Quilt for our QuiltFest, coming up later this year.  I am co-chairing the event, and I picked out this pattern. I wish you could see this in person.  All.Hand.Applique. No words.

This quilt is just beautiful and I would love someday to be able to make a quilt by hand.


Here is a closeup of that center medallion, which is about 45 inches square. Just stunning.

I took a Becky Goldsmith class and she's got tons of hand appliqué patterns that speak to me.  I know how to do it, but I've been too intimidated to start one before. 

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Classic. Beautiful. Timeless. These are the words that come to mind when I see a grandmother's flower garden. 2013 was the year of the hexie for me, and I loved making tons of them, but they were always for smaller projects.  I have started saving up every scrap of fabric I have left and have been cutting them down with the hope that I will use my spare time at baseball or swimming practices for the kids to start basting 1 inch hexies  Someday, they will become a grandmother's flower garden.

Here was the quilt that inspired me to want to make one someday - not only was this one hand pieced, it was hand quilted as well. It was stunning in person, pictures can't really do it justice. I couldn't take my eyes off of it! I think they were 1/2 inch hexies.  You will notice all of the award ribbons attached - it was truly amazing.

Grandmother's Flower Garden by Inge Hayes

Dear Jane or Farmer's Wife?

I know there was a craze a few years ago when the Farmer's Wife book came out but I didn't catch the fever until recently when I got my hands on the book.  In concept, the Farmer's Wife is very similar to the Dear Jane ~ a historical sampler.  However, I am drawn to the history behind the Dear Jane quilt a little more and think there could be some amazing colorings that could be done with the triangle borders.  I'm saving my pennies for the EQ7 version of Dear Jane and want to start that as a long term project.  I've already decided to do that one in solids, and probably in a rainbow of colors.  Or maybe, just maybe, I'll parlay my obsession with Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics into a Botanic Dear Jane?? Hmmm,  my creative juices are already flowing on this one, but it may be a year or so before I even get started on it! May need to start hoarding fabrics on this one.

Here's the picture I saw of the Dear Jane that got me slightly obsessed.  

Photo from Green Fairy Quilts

You may or may not know, but I am a sucker for a rainbow quilt

This next category are quilts are definitely bucket list, but not because they are particularly difficult - they spoke to me as a new quilter.

I'm proud to say this one is DONE!

Summer Sampler

YAY, this one is DONE too!!

A String Quilt

I love scraps - I love strings. I desperately want to make an enormous quilt of scrappy strings. But I haven't yet.  I've pinned tutorials, I've hoarded strings, I've got them piled up and ready to go, but I just can't decide how I am going to do it yet.  It will happen soon....

I hope you have had fun reading my Quilty Bucket List - I would really love for you to make a list of your own, grab the button below and share it with me.  The link up is closed, but I'll add you to a list of links within this post.

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