I’ve been spending a lot of time on pinterest and looking at cool projects from link parties lately, and I’ve been finding more inspiration than I know what to do with. My list of projects to try (both my pinterest board and list in my head of my own ideas) is growing out of control, and Eddie’s been giving me a hard time because I’ve mostly been getting supplies for two new projects every time I finish one! I thought joining up with works in progress Wednesdays might help give me that little push to actually finish more of the projects I have lined up, so here goes:
DWR Quilt Along
I think it was a sign that The Plaid Scottie’s DWR Quilt Along started while I was on an unexpected trip to my grandfather’s house in Colorado and found out that my grandmother had made this quilt:
It has my two favorite traditional quilt patterns – a star and double wedding rings. I decided I’d go ahead and commit to the quiltalong and make something like this, even still using navy and white (they happen to be our bedroom colors as well). Here are the fabrics I chose:
I’ve got most of the pieces cut out by now – and I can’t wait to start piecing them together!
Two close friends of ours recently got married, and while we have already gotten them a gift from their registry, I decided I wanted to make them a quilt as well. I’ve already got the top together (ok, there was no piecing – just some applique and embroidery). I’m planning on hand quilting it with a faux bois pattern, but I may wimp out and do it on my machine after all 😛 The idea is for it to look like one of those carvings you see in trees – only snuggly and environmentally friendly!
Not Yet Started, but I have all the materials for:
Knife sheath (for the husband)
Black/White rose dress
Purple/pearl necklace & earrings
Coral necklace & earrings
Christmas hexie quilt