Actually I have a lot of quilts started that still need finishing. Of course the Postage Stamp quilt is in progress on the quilting frame and Williamsburg Beauty in the basket of tops to be quilted – so nice to only have one waiting in line. The other projects though – well there are quite a few. Yesterday I spent time putting all on the design wall to look at them and see what stages they were in and what still needs to be done, a lot! All of the quilts are scrappy.
Retro Air Ship Propellers on the left and Scrappy Stars on the right. Both intended to be queen size quilts at this point – that is almost always my aim as I love the big quilts. I was going to try to make two of the air ship blocks a month but I do not think I got to them this month of December – I will try to do better next month. The blue/green retro block on white is smaller than all the rest and will be put aside I do believe I prefer a little darker background fabric for these blocks and might try for more with a grayish or very light blue mottled type of color.
And the other 3 on going projects – the Scrappy Baskets top left. Love Entwined lower left and Handful of Scraps right and center. I am making tiny hexies also from scraps but at this point they are kind of an after thought something to work on now and then with little pieces but I didn’t get them up on the wall as I had totally forgotten about them until I was writing the post. I do want the baskets and the hexies to be queen size quilts and the Love Entwined at this point the aim is to finish the center square maybe add a border and call it quits it can be a small wall hanging or table topper-I just have no desire anymore to make the whole quilt – I just want this piece of it finished. I am linking to MCM#52 Cooking up Quilts , Love, Laugh Quilt: Monday Making and Em’s Scrapbag.
Besides these quilts to finish – yes finish these 5 and already thinking of more LOL – well there are those 2 flannel quilt kits to make and I do intend to do those. And I am thinking of beginning a new applique quilt sometime in the new year that will be a year or more in the making – not as difficult and challenging as the Love Entwine quilt – bigger blocks and a beauty for sure – actually there are two I am thinking of and will need to be careful before starting too many for sure. I will hold off on that historic quilt that I showed after I went to the Houston Show until later in the year as there is just too much going on in the quilting department before I jump into another major project. (the Hertfordshire Quilt)
Now a question for any of you who know very much about Insul-Bright Batting for hot pads and things. Do you know if you use it in a Tea Cozy will it help keep the tea hot longer? I need to make a new one and wondered before I get started putting it together what the experts out there thought?