Sunday, January 03, 2010

The year of the quilt

I'm going to make quilts this year. I haven't made actual quilts for a long long time. They will be lap quilts or twin bed size and very very simple. I dislike matching corners (thus the crazy quilts in the past).

Pictured is the beginnings of a coin quilt. I am sewing strips together that are 2 1/4" X 15", then will cut it into thirds (5" strips) for the coin stacks. I picked out what I could of brown/pink/red tones from my stash.

I also started on a more primitive looking modified coin quilt from way old scrap stash. It is UGLY!!!! I like the pinks better!

But this is my resolution for 2010... MAKE QUILTS.

12 comments:

Rebag said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I cant wait to see the end results!! I love doing this....only thing I do different is the scraps are usually someone elses stashes so they are not consitent in any measurements..so i just sew strips till I can begin cutting into smaller square units...AWESOME cat I love the colors....

Yep..consider it a done deal if you make it to Minnesota this year sometime please let me know ahead of time and I will make sure I come in and meet you! I knew this was gonna be an awesome year!

Take care and stay warm and happy sewing!

-32 this morning brrrrr LOL

Barbara said...

wonderful resolution...and ..a happy New year to you and your family.. greetings barbara

PaperPumpkin said...

I can't wait to see your quilt when it's finished! (May I ask: I am considering buying an inexpensive sewing machine so that I can do some crafting on it. Do you know if a cheap ($90) Beginner's Singer machine would sew through paper & quilting fabric? Thanks!) ~Kathy

Shopgirl said...

Yesterday I thought about quilting this year for my family, it has been awhile. Great Minds!
I am not sure what type I will make. Your idea looks like fun.
Big Hugs, Mary

Judy Hartman said...

Great resolution! I just love those browns, pinks and reds! Can't wait to see the quilts you will be making!

Dolores said...

It's a good resolution. Great way to use up fabric - creatively.

lori vliegen said...

make quilts, indeed!!! i love your color choices....this already looks fabulous!! and i'm absolutely crazy for your happy new year quiltlet.....wow!!! you are a fiber genius!! :))

Julie H said...

Ooh just as I know what to expect here you change direction again, wonderful!!!

Happy New Year Cat!

Phyllis said...

I'll be watching your progress :)

Judy S. said...

Funny thing, I've decided to do the same thing, only I have a few UFOs that need attention first. Looks like your coin quilt is a great pattern for stash-busting!

Werna Gail said...

New year, new project, I love it. This is really going to be pretty, please don't make us wait till it is done but share some as we go pics.

Library Gal Quilts said...

I do love coin quilts! I am so with you on making more quilts! I have that big ol quilting machine and need to make use of it and can't really get moving until some quilts get pieced. I hope you make tons of progress and are happy with each stitch. xo Pam