Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Swap, Another Post...

The Plan
Originally uploaded by On a Whim | LittleWhimsies
I really am not a very good blogger. But as DQS8 gets underway, I actually have a little quilt in the works. So I have something to post. The end of the year and holiday season left me with little time to sew for fun so I am really looking forward to making this little quilt.

As usual, after reviewing my partner's favorites, I got into EQ5 and started playing. Now, I'm not sure that this exact style of quilt is really her thing but she does seem to like color so maybe this will do. And I have been wanting to make this quilt forever so this is what I am currently considering.

I've created three different color options in EQ5 and don't know which I will make, if any. I may do something simpler which may be more to my partner's tastes.

Option 2:

Option 3:

Now I don't actually have these exact fabrics but I do have a number of similar ones and may be able to find some of the ones I used in EQ5. But the color scheme/values would be very similar. So, which one do you prefer? I find it hard to choose; I just want to keep making more color combos in EQ5...it's so much fun!! Maybe I'll get around to making one or more of the others for a giveaway...

Leave a comment if you have a preference -- I'd love to hear from you!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, January 1, 2010

100 and 1/1/10

This is my 100th post! Should probably celebrate somehow; but since I'm such a sporadic blogger, I think I'll just make a resolution to do better in the future. It is a new year and a new decade after all...

Anyway, I was thinking about the quilts I'd like to make this year and thought maybe it would be a good idea to make a list. Maybe if I write it down, somewhere it won't be easily lost, maybe I'll actually make the quilts. I have already purchased the fabric for several and even done some preliminary designing in EQ5. My fabric stash has grown beyond the bounds of what I can manage. So rather than having a stash busting sale, which I could still do, I'd like to see if I can use some of the fabrics as I originally intended.

So here is the list of quilts I've been thinking about today:

Laney's Quilt - Pinks, reds, oranges; made with pre-cut Fassett squares, pattern not determined

DQS8 - I plan to participate in this swap; just love the fun process, due in March

Family Room Throw - Taupes, coral, blue, green, some fabrics in stash, others needed; modern square pattern

T-shirt quilts - Two for my own kids and I have several potential commissions

Amy Butler Quilt - fabrics in stash, pattern not determined

Kaffe Fassett Quilt - fabrics in stash, pattern not determined

Well, that's good for a start. Hopefully committing my ideas to a published list will help me to follow through and get them done. Time just seems to go faster and faster; and my list of things I want to get done just keeps growing.

Happy New Year!