Friday, June 22, 2012

An Embarassment of Projects

With Star Wars complete, I actually have room to put another project on my plate! This is very exciting because it has been... a while since I actually got to play with new fabric. And like any good quilter, I have not been caught out without a healthy backlog, both of projects and of quilt recipients.  Here's the current list:

Alien Invasion

The Fabric: Alien Invasion by Amy Bradley The Pattern: Turning Tables from Moda Bake Shop

The only bad part about Alien Invasion is, when I finish I don't get to keep it! This one is tentatively intended for my first-ever nephew, who is due in August. I am completely in love with the backing fabric, and have been hoarding the Jelly Roll "for a boy quilt" for a while. I am anxious to play with separating  it into complementary color groups, and to see how if it's as cute in actuality as it is in my head.

Me & My Sister Dragonfly

The Fabric: Favorites and Amelia Charm Packs by Me & My Sister Designs The Pattern: Dragonfly Hop by Carlene Westberg Designs

So technically, Dragonfly was the "if my SIL turns out to be carrying a girl" option, but lo and behold 1) she is having a boy and 2) *I* am having a girl. Yes, that's right! Baby RLQ is in fact a little girl, at least according to our ultrasound technician. And of course, since Me & My Sister designs is one of my favorite lines (plus the pattern is really cute), it wasn't exactly hard to transfer my affections over. Baby RLQ isn't due until October, so this is less pressing, but I'm still eager to start working with this fabric!

Dino Train 9-patch pizzaz

The Fabric: All Aboard the Dino Train & various fat quarters The Pattern: 9-Patch Pizzaz By Julie Sineros (book)

Ok, so finding out I was pregnant MAY have lowered my impulse control a tad. I'd been looking at the Dino Train fabric for a while, and realizing that I might need a SECOND boy-quilt in short order sent me over the edge.  Fortunately my mom had a good pattern suggestion, and I've got a book on loan from her that I plan on using. I'm not sure who this will go to yet, but fate hasn't let me down yet when it comes to kids who deserve quilts. And who knows?  Where I come from girls can have dinosaur quilts too!

Christmas Traditions Paper Piece and Applique

The Fabric: Christmas Traditions by Quilting Treasures The Pattern: Cover pattern from from Best Quilts for Christmas Magazine

I backburnered this project for Star Wars and Froggin', but I'd like to get back to it eventually: I dream of cuddling under this next Christmas.  So the baby quilts have priority right now, but then it is ON with this one. Wish me luck!


  1. Alien Invasion: Love the bright colors. When I went to this link ( I saw that there were six colors- white, purple, yellow/orange, black, blue, green. really curious to see how you will divide them for the Turning Tables pattern.

    Dragonfly: Be sure to clue in hubby to not ask "Would this look better on point?"

    Dino Train: Keep the book. I bought another. I am curious to try out the large block and nine-patch technique, too.

    Christmas: Perhaps you can resume on this when I resume on Grinch!

  2. Lots of projects to keep you busy! I love them all.