Planning while basting

Jenn of Quiddity Quilts has this nifty page on her blog that's called NU.  This stands for "Next Up".  This page is dedicated to her upcoming projects and projects that she'd like to do....eventually. I'm totally stealing this idea as I need to catalog all of the incredible ideas that other quilters come up with that inspire me and all of the projects that I'd like to do.  So, over the next few days I'm going to build this page and hope to have a good start on a gallery of sorts from which I, and my handful of readers, can draw inspiration.

Meanwhile - I baste.  I dislike basting.  Like, a lot.  So when I do it, I usually do several at a time.  Today, I'm basting chemo quilt (must come up with new name.  Suggestions, please), wonky block swap wall art piece (say that fast 3X) , and a commissioned baby quilt I've titled "Playclothes".

So while I baste, I plan my next projects.

First and foremost - my daughter wants a black and blue quilt (I called it a bruise.  She didn't find it humorous.) Cobalt blue and black.  Need some help with suggestions for the blue.

This one from Krista at Spotted Stone. I WILL do this one - love it!

My friend Kelly lent me the book for this ONE BLOCK WONDER quilt - I'm chicken to buy 6 yards of fabric, though.  I'll have to make her go shopping with me.

Uh - I love me some string quilts.  Love them.

These quilts inspire me - and I want to keep challenging myself with both color and technique.  Can we all agree it can't just be about big squares of fabric and a border? 

And more clothing.  Definitely want to make some stuff for my daughter (if she'll let me) and maybe a dress or two for me.  And some throw pillows for my new white couch.

SEW much to do!!

Have a great weekend, my loves!


  1. Thanks for these! I love the strip quilt with the stripe fabric as the center focus fabric! And oh...if we only had more time to sew, think of all that we could do!

  2. For the black and blue, go look at filminthefridge's Cookie's and Cream quilt in her shop. I think that would be a good way to co this. She did a blue (pale) strip in the center of string blocks that were done in various black/white prints. It is really cute. I don't know that I could stomach a quilt of black and blue without something else to lighten it up.

  3. I love the Joel Dewberry navys that are out.

  4. Aw, thanks for the nice words. ^^ It is nice to have all the ideas in one "box" to pull out whenever I want a good little look-see. It's funny but I keep remembering new one's I've been meaning to get to for ages. ;^)

    The bruise quilt? Did you want color suggestions or pattern suggestions? I thought one of these might be a good idea:
    1 - http://www.pbase.com/brownsf/image/12791181
    2 - http://carolinapatchworks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/city-harbor.jpg
    3 - http://sfcitizen.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/IMG_9373-copy.jpg
    4 - http://www.trustyguides.com/Images/quilting_amish_cross_t.jpg
    5 - http://www.designspongeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/48.jpg

    I love the string quilt you highlighted - so lovely! Someday I'll make one myself. ^^ I was ooooing over this one a few months ago. I think it was made in the 40's. Funny how what we think of as so modern is in fact many ways, not.

  5. Wow. I couldn't keep up with you if I tried! I've also had a request for black & blue and tried to convince them to do dark blues with cream or beige for some contrast. I've yet to find fabrics we agree on.

  6. Most entertaining. I really enjoyed all the quilts you've sent me to and now I know where to go with my next project. Thanks for the inspiration.


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