I have 2 quilts that I need to make as gifts for this summer. First is for my DS#1/DIL's 25th anniversary on July 1!! This is what I have started. In the 9-patch there will be 4 of a dark blue print and 5 pinwheels. There will also be a pinwheel for each cornerstone. Here is what I have on my design wall - and that's all I can fit on it. I put it up "on point," but I might not make it that way.
I'm going to need a gazillion pinwheels for this quilt, so I've been making tons of HSTs and will need to get more fabric. Since I'm not using a pattern, I still have to figure out exactly how much fabric I need to buy. I have enough of the blues - I have 7 different ones and there will be 30 12" blocks.
Next, I need to make a graduation quilt for my GS, son of the above couple, who is graduating from high school in June. I decided to make the "Star Gazing" quilt from this book by Bonnie Hunter.
Here's the picture in the book.
I have just started making a few blocks and because I'm making 2 quilts at the same time, I can use them for leaders and enders for each other. I wasn't sure I would like it, but now that I have a few blocks done, I do! I will be putting sashing between the blocks like in the picture above. Can you see the musical triangles? He plays the piano and organ so I thought I would add that.
I have a plan! I am going to get one of my oldest UFOs quilted before my next guild meeting on Feb. 10. It's all basted. Then, if I can squeeze it in, I also have another wall hanging top that needs to be basted and quilted. I also have my appliquéd basket quilt that I'm working on finishing up the hand appliqué for the medallion and another hand embroidered project for handwork. I like having several different things to work on - it's more interesting that way!
Not to mention several other UFOs! We'll see if I can squeeze a couple of them in to finish up this year.
This is the book I'm currently reading. I love Marie Bostwick's books! I checked it out of the library last week and started reading it; then I discovered that it seemed familiar. I looked on my book shelf and found that I had a copy, but I decided to re-read it anyway and am enjoying it immensely! It's in the series of "the Cobbled Court" novels and I highly recommend it.
Are you excited to get going on your quilting projects in the new year? Good luck with them!