Saturday, 22 March 2014

Quilty bucket list

The Tilted Quilt

Have you seen the Quilty Bucket List posts around the web recently?  I had to join in.  OK, I have a ginormous, over-ambitious, completely unachievable to-do list, but what's a few more?  I'm linking up with The Tilted Quilt, you should write your own list and link it up!

I'm pretty sure most of these quilts will never happen, but hopefully some of them will.  I can see some of them being cushions or table runners or smaller items, but that's fine with me.

1. Cathedral Windows.  I love these quilts, they are stunning.  Of course, I need to learn how to do it first!  I love this one by Amy of During Quiet Time.

Photo and quilt by Amy 

2. A Dear Jane style quilt in a rainbow of colours.  It could actually be any sampler, though it would be machine pieced of course, I'm not completely off my rocker!  I found a gorgeous one with a black background but don't know who to ask for permission to show it, so check out the one on this link from Empire Quilters.

I'm also madly in love with this beauty quilted by Judi at Green Fairy Quilts

Photo and quilting by Judi, quilt made by Gwen Nashida

3. The famous Bottled Rainbows ticker tape quilt designed by Rachel at Stitched in Colour, look at this gorgeous one by  Kelby at Kelby Sews.

Bottled Rainbows completed
Photo and quilt by Kelby

4. Green Tea and Beans by Jen Kingwell.  It's stunning, what more can I say!

Green Tea and Sweet Beans Pattern Booklet by Jen Kingwell
Photo from the Amitie store

5. I'd love to make a Swoon quilt.  Whether I'd make a mini, a cushion, a full quilt or even a giant one-block quilt, I'm not sure, but it's on the list.  This one from Jeanette at Gone Aussie Quilting is beautiful.

Photo and quilt by Jeannette

6. A Dr Who quilt.  I'm very tempted by this Tardis quilt by Renee.  I'd be tempted to make a really large quilt, using some of Trillium's paper pieced patterns in the border... if I'm being ambitious, I might as well be over-ambitious!

Photo and quilt by Renee

7. A Quilt with a quote or some writing on it, quote not decided yet, but I do love the flip side of this quilt by Kate Spain, click on the link and see the back!

Photo and quilt by  Kate Spain

8. A Stained Glass quilt, like the one designed by Sarah at Narcoleptic in a Cupboard who ran a quilt along in 2012

Photo and quilt by Sarah 

9. Bunny Appliqué quilt, like this one by Katros at My Pink Cosmos,  the pattern is by Toni Alexander of The Red Boot Quilt Company.  You can find the pattern for sale here, though I'm also tempted by the larger bunnies at Hyde Park design...

Photo and quilt by Katros

10. A pieced bunny quilt of my own design.  I'm collecting fabrics for this one so it might actually happen!

11. I have the book for Anni Downs' Some Kind of Wonderful quilt which features a lot of applique and embroidery.  I love this one by Leeanne at Quilt Me Kiwi, I'm drawn to the blue backing.

Photo and quilt by Leeanne, pattern by Anni Downs

12. A completely hand-appliquéd quilt, like this one, Meg's Garden by Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now, though any of Kellie's patterns would do me!

Meg's Garden Quilt Pattern
Pattern available at Kellie's shop

13. An I-Spy quilt for my nephew, possibly using Economy blocks.  I need to start collecting fabrics for this.  He just turned two so this should probably be at the top of my list!

13 is not a good number to end on... I should probably come up with some more, give me 2 minutes on Pinterest and I'm sure I will!


Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, beautiful quilting ideas!

JoJo said...

They are all beautiful. I'd have a hard time choosing. I think I like #3 and #12 best!

Jo Ferguson said...

That's an ambitious list, with some amazing and beautiful quilts. I also have Dear Jane, on mine. I think it might scare me to write it all out but you've inspired me to try.

Rachel said...

My goodness, and I thought I had a long to-do list!
You're going to have to stop doing everything else, including eat, if you aren't careful!

Jacqui S. said...

You have chosen some wonderful quilt examples. I hope you have enough time to complete some. I do think the Dear Jane gorgeous.

Nicky said...

Now that is a long and beautiful list! I love Green Tea and Sweet Beans, it's one of my current favourites. Those bunnies are just so cute!

Fiona said...

that's quite an impressive list.... lovely choices though..

Sarah said...

A quilty bucket list! What a great idea!

Sandra :) said...

Red Boot Quilts, the designer of the bunny applique quilt (#9 on your list) runs $4 Fridays via their mailing list - keep an eye out for the pattern to go on sale :)

The back of the quilt in #7 is hysterical - such a mom thing, LOL! Love it :D

margaret said...

you have shared some lovely things with us today, will not hold my breath till they are all finished! Love the Anne Downs one, I bought her angel quilt pattern at the NEC on thursday, Heaven knows when it will be done.

suemac said...

I have started on the Bottled Rainbow. I think of have six of the 18 blocks done. I need to get back to it. I have the swoon pattern, fabric and I bought the Craftsy class. Still have not gotten to it.

pennydog said...

I am excited by number 10!!!

I can do Cathedral Windows, I can show you sometime once I've jogged my memory and made another.

Anonymous said...

What a great list of quilts on your to do list. Love the Dear Jane - very striking with the dark background.

Stacey Napier said...

This is a great list! Economy blocks, love them! Swoon, check!! Dear Jane, double check! Cathedral windows, stop it you are killing me :)

This is definitely bucket worthy - keep it up, I know you will get them done one project at a time !

Leeanne said...

Wow Wendy, that is one big list! The Annie Down's 'Some kind of Wonderful' is not quite true to the original, as this was a round robin quilt of sorts. It was made by a group of ladies to gift to a friend who turned 50. I didn't make any of the blocks, but my contribution to the birthday gift was the quilting.
I hope you saw the other one I quilted for one of my customers too, it is more like Anni's original. Thanks for giving photo credit back to my blog.
Good luck with your list!

Celtic Thistle said...

Well of course you couldn't resist the opportunity to come up with another list :) There are some wonderful quilts on that list, think your nuts with the Dear Jane though!