Monday, February 18, 2013

Quilting Bucket list

I slip farther and farther down the quilting rabbit hole and I the more I do the more I want to quilt. It's very hard to believe it's only been a year now since I finished my very first quilt. It takes up my every free moment now and I wonder why I haven't always been quilting since it brings me so much pleasure. I've decided to make a list of some of my goals for quilting. Each of these quilts on my list has a new technique or skill to work on which I haven't yet mastered. And I think by the time I finish all of these I will be quite an experienced quilter!

The very last quilt on this list, the Iowa Star, is actually a little overlap in technique from the English paper pieced hexagons but I've included it anyway because of its sentimental value. My great-grandmother, Valarian, made one for my mother as a wedding present and it is the very first quilt I remember seeing and using. It was always on my mom's bed and I have many memories of it being a part of my childhood.


Make a Double Wedding Ring quilt.

Make a Farmer's Wife quilt.

Make a two color quilt.

Make a traditional applique quilt

Make a Cathedral Windows quilt

Make a Dresden plates quilt.

Make an English paper pieced hex or diamond quilt.

Make a whole cloth quilt.

Make a Tennessee Waltz quilt.

Make an Iowa Star quilt.

These are all quite work and time intensive projects so I daren't even guess when I shall finish the list, but I will check in from time to time as I work on any of the above quilts.


  1. I love quilts. Usually once a year when I was growing up, my mom would have one of her huge quilts set up on the quitting frame... which took up a large portion of the room.
    I would love to learn. Do you hand or machine quilt yours?

    Janet... mamachildress


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