Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 The Year of the Epic Quilt

I have a bit of a thing with large, applique quilts.  These tend to get started, or I buy patterns and have great intentions of starting, but very rarely get finished.

Case in point, My Tweets quilt pattern, which was started towards the end of 2011 and stalled completely at the beginning of 2014.  That is three years ago people!

So I've decided that this year shall be the year of the epic quilt, with the goal of getting My Tweets top completed by the end of the year.

Progress to date: 10 of 12 blocks created, four of those blocks needing blanket stitch to be done.

This was Block 7 (bottom right hand corner), which is now blanket stitched.  These little pale flowers take forever to blanket stitch, even done by machine.

And this is Block 8 which as of this afternoon has also had it's blanket stitch completed.

Updated stats... two blocks to blanket stitch, and two blocks to create.  Then there is the border.

Other things I would also like to get done this year:

Tillie's Lane was a BOM I bought, with the intention of using scraps.  [My other huge downfall is starting projects intending to use scraps... so this falls under both the epic applique quilt and scrap quilt failures].

Block One got done pretty quickly, and I spent a bit of time making the little hourglass blocks as a leader/ender project... but somewhere along the line it got put down, away and then forgotten.

So I've pulled out Block Two - and think I should be able to get this finished and a few more hourglasses done to finish the second months requirements.  Let's plan that for the end of January.

I have two untouched bundles of fabric/new projects that I plan to start, but not until some other projects are finished.

First up is this bundle that has now grown to eight fat quarters plus a grey background...

... which I intend to turn into this Thimble Blossom's quilt.

And this bundle which I thought about for years but haven't ever committed to a particular pattern...

... which I am going to turn into this Quiltville pattern:

What I would like to get finished before I am allowed to even think about starting something else is:

The Starburst quilt top...

Beep Beep:
Which is now all in one piece, and backing fabric decided!

And other projects I am still progressing with include:
Sugar Club sampler quilt... mission: upsize my blocks!

I have a few other quilts that are lurking in the back of my mind... but I also know that I can't do everything, and that those I have highlighted could quite possibly take up all of my free time for at least the next year.  So yeah... looks like another busy year at the home of All The Good Ones.  Oops, did I mention that I bought an Aviatrix quilt kit during a Craftsy sale... hmm, I'll have to think about where that is going to fit into the grand scheme of things.  Maybe I need to change my blog name to A crazy person quilts here.


  1. I count seven quilts here! That seems more than enough to keep you busy throughout 2017! Your applique monster is really pretty! And I like the look of the Random Ohio Stars too!

  2. Great to see your Tweets pulled out again! I saved most of this pattern but it's unlikely I'll ever get to it so your version will be my honarary one :-) Your planning is very logical/sensible so I wish you luck (and fun) in sticking to your goals!

  3. Your Tweets is really lovely and worthy of have made me red in the face of mountain of my 'must finish' quilts! Another problem of course is when I do finish them they need to be quilted! Good luck with all of yours!

  4. If I made a list of what I want to get done in 2017 of just the existing projects...well...I would also be in the running for renaming my blog...maybe Crazy Quilter in Alaska??? Your list seems doable to me...go for it!

  5. The Crazy Person and The Slightly Mad Lady - people might start to wonder about New Zealand...

    That's a hell of a list though, so I can see your point!