Saturday, December 23, 2017

Quilting Plans and Ideas for 2018

A couple months ago I picked up this magazine from our sharing table at my Guild. The quilt on the cover really caught my attention. I do love a scrappy quilt! I started looking through the magazine and I got excited about a few patterns that were published within. I don't think that has happened to me before. Usually, I might see one thing in a magazine that interests me but to see several goodies made me think I had struck the jackpot! I think I will start with the cover quilt and I hope to get to it right after the holidays.

I have decided that in 2018 I will be making lots of crumb and string blocks. I haven't made any particular decisions on which quilt patterns or designs that I will use though. I have put aside some patterns and photos of quilts that I think would work for this long term project and I will continue to add to the possibilities. This project will definitely not be a race and it will happen as it happens. I am hoping that I will get some a huge amount of the strings and crumbs out of their storage bins and into quilts.We will see how I do with it!

One of the issues with making crumb/string blocks is the mess. So, I plan to set up an area and a sewing machine specifically for this task. I think it will make it a lot more likely that I will work on the blocks on a regular basis if there is easy access.


The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE that cove quilt!! I also enjoy making string and crumb blocks. Setting up a separate sewing station is a GREAT idea! I wish I had thought of that when I made them during 2015 and 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge @ So Scrappy blog. Switched to a couple new projects during 2017, but managed to finish my Rainbow Strings quilt. SEW much fun!!

belarmina said...

Ellen bonita colcha la que la que estas planificando.
¡¡te veo con mucho orden!!
a mi me falta....

blauraute said...

Hello Ellen,
what a beautiful quilt. I love such srappy quilt very much. I'll have a look at this quilt in the beginning of 2018. I'll think about a dark background, because I need a new quilt for the camper.
All the best for you