Monday, March 10, 2014

My Quilty Bucket List

The Tilted Quilt



My quilty bucket list is very long, but it changes constantly. I'll buy some fabric with a quilt in mind, but by the time I get around to making it I have either forgotten what I wanted to make or changed my mind. But some things have been on my list for a very long time and I really must get to them. These are my top 5 at the moment.


The first is an equilateral triangle quilt and when I saw Nicky's I knew I had to make a lush, rich looking quilt with my AMH Dowry and True Colors fabrics. Nicky's quilt is so beautifully made and quilted and she even used velvet ribbon to bind it. I MUST MAKE THIS QUILT SOON!


Next is a Single Girl quilt. Pattern by Denyse Schmidt. This was the first quilt pattern I ever bought and I still have not made it. I remember seeing Denyse on the Martha Stewart Show talking about her quilts, so that tells you how long I have had this pattern. 

The next is this winning quilt by Kathleen Whiting. Cardinals have a very special memory in my family (they were a favorite bird of my dad's) and I have wanted to make this for my brother ever since Kathleen won the McCall's pattern contest in 2011.

A Gees Bend inspired quilt. These quilts have fascinated me even before I took up quilting. I just find them so beautiful. But improv and I don't get along very well so I need to lose some of my "rules girl" attitude before I can tackle this project. I know this, it would be in all solid fabric.

screen shot from the internet

The last thing on my list (not really the last, but the last of my list of 5 for today) is to hand quilt a quilt. This is a huge challenge for me. My dear friend from high school has only ever hand quilted. I think I need to spend a weekend with her so she can show me the tricks I need to know. I have tried, but getting the stitches to be evenly sized was way too stressful.

So there you have it. My Quilty Bucket List. What's on your bucket list?

I'm linking to Stacey at The Tilted Quilt.


18 comments:

Debbie said...

What a great list! Quite a variety too!

mascanlon said...

2 of these are on my someday list...Kathleen's beautiful quilt and Single girl. But neither on the 2014 short list. That list includes finishing a French roses for my sil from a kit I got years ago at Quiltique. Finishing Swoon. Making a Jen kings well design for my baby granddaughter! it's the Elephant quilt in mostly yellow and greys and finally I want to do. Ginger stalks a Beyond the Reef pattern in AMH. Guess we will both be busy!!

heart of charnwood said...

That is a fab list, and 3 of those are high up on my quilty bucket list- the Single Girl (I also have the pattern waiting), Triangles, and a Full Improv, also probably in solids which I love working with! Can't wait to see some of these become reality this year Di! :o)

jaygeesnook said...

You have an interesting list Di. I really love that triangles quilt and I would also love to hand quilt a quilt.

marrakeshbella said...

Nicky's quilt is so so beautiful and you know I love improv. and Gee's Bend.

marrakeshbella said...

Why on earth am I commenting as Marrakesh Bella?!

Nicky said...

The triangles quilt Is really easy and quick especially if you cut the tips off to help align those edges - I used a 60 degree triangle ruler.

Love what you'll be working on!

Tsoniki said...

Great list! I like it because it isn't overwhelming. I am narrowing my bucket list down as I type this!

Tiara said...

I just did my single gurl quilt. It was the quilt that made me want to start quilting!

Stacey Napier said...

Great list - I love how different each quilt is, but also why you are drawn to the significance of each one. I really love the triangles and the single girl ~ Thanks for linking up and sharing your QBL with us :)

Geri said...

What a fabulous list - OMG, Rick is going to love that cardinal quilt!!!!

Tamie said...

I love your list and really ought to write down my top five. I have a Swoon in progress for my youngest daughter. I have half of it cut out but not a stitch sewn. Maybe I can get back to it after Sew South. I learned as a hand quilter and haven't done it in awhile but really miss it. I can give you a couple of tips so it won't be stressful!

Dianne Neale said...

Mmm I don't really have a bucket list. I would just like to carry on making quilts, whatever takes my fancy at the time. But I would like to do an improv quilt, but I think I'll find it hard too.

Katy Cameron said...

Great list :o) I don't actually have one, a list that is, other than ones I've thought up myself, you know, so I don't have to follow any rules ;o)

Leanne said...

This is a very good list!

dutchcomfort said...

A great bucket list Dianne! I don’t even dare to start thinking of a bucket list, as I have a huge list of projects that needs to be finished but I see an equilateral triangle quilt in my future...

Svetlana said...

love your list, lots of beauties in there.

Wendy said...

love that cardinal quilt, your list seems quite achievable, I bet you can get all that done by the end of April if you start now!