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Friday, December 28, 2012

Time to Plan and Dream

2012........ Almost gone!                                              2013.....  A new year!

My quilt room tip this month is:  Look for tools that make your quilt room fun!  This sand timer measures about one hour, and is fun to use.  I bought it from T.J.Maxx.  When little kids visit my quilt room, they love to turn it over and watch it.  Today I'm working with the timer in the quilt room, organizing and planning for 2013.  

One quilt I'm interested in making is a Philadelphia Pavement quilt.  It's a postage stamp squares quilt in a variation of a trip around the world.  Fons and Porter have a free pattern for one here:  Philadelphia Pavement Quilt  Wouldn't a Philadelphia Pavement doll quilt be cute?

Today I refolded and sorted all of my solid fabrics in preparation for starting.  Here is the now orderly stash of solids:


Also, in cleaning, I found some half square triangle blocks, and put them on the design wall.  Since I am trying to finish started projects, I will sew these blocks together, and finish the rest of the half-prepped blocks.  I'm sure there are other ways to combine these blocks too, so this may change.  Here's a picture:

































What are your plans for 2013?  I've been looking at quilt room ideas on Pinterest and one of my goals is to have a place for everything (and then put everything in it's place).  Another goal is to choose an antique doll quilt each month and try to duplicate it.  I really enjoy planning.  No gliches happen in the planning stage.  Execution stage is another matter.  But also fun to problem solve in that stage.

5 comments:

  1. Ah, the solids. Like a breath of fresh air.

    The triangles are fun. :)

    Haven't finalized my 2013 quilting goals yet.

    Judy

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  2. Planning and list making are indeed fun! Can't wait to see your doll quilt replications. That is a favorite of mine, too. Happy New Year!

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  3. Your solids are gorgeous. Reading back through your posts you've reminded me to add making a quilt for AAQI to my list.

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  4. For your triangle blocks, here's a free pattern for inspiration from the current McCall's Quilting Scrap Quilt magazine:
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/articles/Scrap_Sensation_FREE_Scrappy_Lap_Quilt_Pattern_Download


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