Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Not that I NEED another project.

Last week I showed you that I won a bundle of 5 batik FQs
they are just lovely!

so of course I am starting to think of a project!
Last fall I made a tutorial for this circle in a star quilt top, using 20 (actually 21 FQs) here

here's the 21st block- on the back!

 here's the EQ file

so then I thought I should make a smaller version

Should I make it with black, maybe just a solid black like this?

or get another 5 batik FQs in bright but matching colors?
It would be a small baby quilt. 39" square.

I'm leaning toward a solid 2nd color, doesn't have to be black, it could be purple, blue, pink or whatever other color, I just don't have enough of ONE color.... bummer!

what do you think?

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- quilted and binding attached, need to sew to back
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- top and binding done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#30 (jan) wonky house quilt done and binding attached
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#36 (all year) Round Robin swap -June done
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor yesterday
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - quilted and binding sewn on, need to sew to the back
#39 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#40 wonky block swap -June sent out
#41(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#42 (may) blue and white lil' twister- top and binding done
#43 (june) berry quilt- top done

I'm also thinking of another project... more calendar quilts, I only made jan-march and gave away march. all needle turn, but if I start one it would be machine quilted, maybe start july?

I looked at my shelf with customer quilt and my own completed quilts, some to keep, some to give away etc.. I have 15!! uh oh, time to "get rid" of these. I do have a family I want to give 3 to, so I think that's holding me up. That's my excuse anyways :-)

Oh and I ordered a bundle of Dr seuss FQs the other day, shh! don't tell! it was on sale, and it's so cute, so how could I stay away...
I better finish up this customer's quilt so I can get paid so hubby won't fuss too much about my fabric purchases :-)



Teresa said...

Alright, Bea, you asked. I like the last one of the circle in a star patterns. I love bright colors, and I love Batiks, so I suggest you get more Batik fat quarters and make the last one. :D

Diana and LaDonna said...

I like batiks with black, really makes them pop, unless they are dark too, then I like a bright color. Do what makes you happy!

I have got to learn how to use my EQ!


Richard Healey said...

I like both ideas. So you could always do what I do when 1 quilt will do make 2. LOL