Despite my best intentions to finish what I’ve already started and really tackle my stacks of WIPs and UFOs, this list just seems to keep growing. In my defense, I’ve inherited a lot of the projects. Still, with two quilts in frames, 8 more waiting to be quilted, and various piecing projects, I decided to take a much needed break from hand quilting by starting yet another project. And a pretty massive one at that. Inspired by this beloved quilt from my childhood, I decided I wanted to make a modern version of Grandmother’s Flower Garden.
1. Seven flowers together, pieces for ten more cut out and basted on the templates, probably another 4o some to go, plus the background.
I’m torn on the background. My original vision was this text print, but I’m a little worried that the quilt will be too busy. I’m testing it out with a few flowers now.
2. Blue String Quilt- I’m about half way through quilting this throw quilt (about time, since it was started in 2009), have to keep moving, it’s for an October wedding gift.
3. Megan’s Wedding Quilt has sadly been pushed to the side for the summer heat. Hopefully it will be front and center again after the October wedding.
4. Juliet’s Bag- One more bag needed for my church
5. Scrap Lightning
6. Star Quilt
Waiting to be Quilted
7. Waterlilies Quilt- I’ve just inherited this quilt and the Shoo Fly quilt from two of my grandmother’s nieces. They were wedding presents for them 40 some years ago. No one is quite sure how they remained unquilted for so long, but they’ve asked me to finish them.
9. Navy and Red Dresden Plate
10. Double Wedding Ring
11. Pink and Green Dresden Plate
12. Black and White Values
13. Super Star
14. Four Patch
15. Sweet Geese
So, there it is. A much too long list, and honestly, I can only expect to finish maybe three things off it in the next month. It’s enough to make a girl consider learning to machine quilt.
Lots more motivational WIPs are linked up at Lee‘s.