Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Making Plans : :

With the completion of those eight simple & sweet pillows for my sister last week, and being just one binding session away from finishing the last of my neglected quilt makings, I feel safe to do a little quilt project planning. I'm thinking of maybe making a Christmas tree quilt, but something nontraditional since I recently destashed all of my holiday novelty fabrics and now my stash is majorly lacking in both reds & Christmas green.

Quilt Planning!

The fabrics are mostly a mix of Art Gallery Fabric collections - light citron, fern, emerald, jade, and several other variations of green, coral, cerise, fuchsia, crimson, and a little brown. Not a single print even slightly holiday-ish but still, I think these will work for what I have in mind.

Red & Green

I plan to combine the "reds" with low volume prints to make HST's!

Red!

AGF low volumes!

For the "greens" I'll cut a variety of  wide strips, in various lengths, to build a stacked scrappy fabric tree!

Green!

For me, beginning a new quilt is one of my most favorite things! The only thing better is seeing them in action, giving them to the ones I love, knowing they'll keep warm under a quilt made just for them. Today, I'm helping my best friend make her very first quilt for her family. I have a feeling that she's going to be hooked and that this opportunity to help her make her first quilt will join the top of my favorite things list!

I'll be sure to share more soon!  ♡  Maureen

16 comments:

  1. Such a pretty mix of fabrics. Can't wait to see what you create!

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  2. What pretty fabrics! I am excited to see what you make :)

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  3. Is there a pattern?

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    1. For the Christmas quilt I'm just going to "wing in" but I have a pretty solid plan. I'll share more soon! :)

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  4. I love holiday quilts that use non-traditional and non-novelty fabrics, so I love the fabrics you pulled for your new project! I can just imagine it so I can't wait to see it. Starting a new quilt is exciting indeed!

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  5. I can't wait to see what you come up with! It's always fun to watch your work in progress.

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  6. Making first quilts is always so much fun!

    I like the non traditional fabric better anyways!

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  7. This looks wonderful already! Can't wait to see your scrappy, non traditional holiday quilt!

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    1. I'm excited!! Today I taught my best friend how to make a Herringbone QAYG and it was so much fun! Just what I needed to get back into the groove here after such a long break!

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  8. I also love the planning stage -- and the binding and gifting stage. I can even stay motivated through the piecing stage (usually)---but the final slog -- basting, quilting, etc. slows me down.

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  9. I love the planning stage too!! And look forward to the quilting part so very much...the whole time I'm piecing something, I'm thinking about how I will quilt it! Hate the binding part :) I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that gorgeous fabric. I really don't like to make anything that is a specific holiday...I want it used all year long!! I think your tree will be fabulous!!

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    1. Without realizing it I must have needed to get rid of those holiday fabrics (that I've had in my stash for at least three yearsnow) to finally feel inspired to create a holiday inspired quilt! I'm excited!!

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  10. I love holiday quilts, pillows, towels, anything! Makes them so much more special to have handmade around. Have a three dimensional tree quilt cut out, just need to get with my granddaughter, who wants to make her first quilt. Thinking over the Thanksgiving weekend. So excited!

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