Me – I’m working on several things at once like usual.

I did manage to finish Joseph’s Coat binding last night!! Wow what a big heavy quilt this is – this will be my new favorite winter quilt for awhile.  It goes in the washing machine and dryer today and then I will take photos.  I was going to take photos yesterday but the binding was not done so I decided to wait.  When I finished the binding last night I kind of just tossed it on the end of the couch until I could take care of it today – take it from me – this is the 3rd quilt I have put scallop binding on and it is a pain the butt!

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This quilting frame comes in handy to line projects up.  The Christmas wall hanging will be quilted this up coming week and should go quickly – I intend to have it done by the end of the week.  The other quilt you see there is one I haven’t worked on for awhile –”Lucy Boston: Patchwork of the Crosses” I have about 16 to 18 – 12 1/2 inch blocks finished and I am in the process of putting them together with the 1 inch aqua connecting blocks.  When that gets done I will decide if I will continue this quilt to queen size or go for couch size.  Lastly – the quilt on the frame Bow Tie Medallion– now that I have decided the quilting patterns it should move a little faster than it has the last week.

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When I get the Christmas Wall Hanging finished I will get the Common Bride quilt top basket back out and get to work on the next steps – I just want to finish that wall hanging first – 3 projects for a little while should be enough – but who knows – I have other quilt tops calling out to me.

What I want to make starting next year:  – 1 -a brown/white(shirting’s) log cabin, 2 - a William Morris Applique quilt, 3- possibly a EPP hexagon quilt (long term project), 4- a pattern of my own design using Fancy Dresden Plate designs from Inklingo.  I am rethinking the Sedona Star Pattern from the quilt show web site – I’m just not sure it is still calling out to me.  Whatever I make in the upcoming months will most likely be hand pieced/needle turn applique so that I will be taking my time with them and continue to be able to try to catch up on my hand quilting.  The only one of these that I would machine piece is the log cabin and maybe some baby quilts.

Do you have plans for what you want to make in the upcoming year already planned or do you go with it when the inspiration hits you?

5 Responses to “What Are You Doing This Weekend?”

  1. Oh, JC, how i will miss you! You are my favorite quilt ever! Can’t wait to see you after your first bath, when you come out all crinkly and warm. Now, be sure you keep Karen all warm and toasty!

  2. I love JC! It is beautiful. I check everyday to see what you are up to though. Everything you do is lovely. I really am excited to see you do your red and green too. (That’s not to say I don’t like everything else. )
    I have just purchased wool batting to try to quilt my first big quilt. I will get that basted over the winter vacation and then start quilting. As for this weekend, I will hopefully finish a project for a friend. I get to attend a retreat so ….happy, happy day!

  3. I can’t wait to see JC in all his glory! Your POTC blocks are looking gorgeous! Next year I’d like to get my hexy quilt finished..!
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  4. Congrats on your finish!!!!! So excited for you! I’ve got a few ideas for next year, but still mulling them over, esp. my forever project.

  5. Congratulations! Bet it will be great to sleep under. You’ll have so many dreams of lovely new quilts you can work on.

    I just got back from taking my Dutch sister to the airport. We had a great visit but it was much too short. My sewing room doubles as the guest room, so it is pristine now and ready for me to make a mess! That’s what I’ll be doing short term. Long term, I plan to work on a quilt using scraps of Indonesian batiks. My mom wants a little evening bag for Christmas, though, so I guess I’ll work on that first.

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