Before I'm done with one quilt, my mind is seriously planning the next one.
Like most of you, I have my Quilt To Do List. Not a random mix of patterns and fabric in my head, but an actual list, that I write up, add to and best of all, cross off, when I complete a project.
My Quilt To Do List has all my patterns with fabric, families of fabric with no pattern, and patterns that need fabric. Compared to most folks, it's a pretty short list. That would probably be due to the fact that I've not been quilting all that long, don't have easy access to a LQS, and start and finish about 12 quilts a year.
So usually, by the time I get to the border on my current project, I've decided on my next project, have the fabric out, usually pressed, have read the pattern several times, have rewritten the pattern directions to suit my taste, and outlined how I want to go about cutting out my project.
Well as I wrap up Route 44, I have no idea what's up next, I'm not sure why, so maybe you can help.
Here's what I do know, I want to work with brown fabric, I'm in the mood for fall, and brown says fall to me.
So here's what's currently under consideration:
This beauty by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company,
Birdseye....Nicole at Sisters Choice made this quilt and I just loved it.
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I picked up this Birdseye kit at Quilts Plus in Indianapolis a couple of months ago, so I've got the pattern, the fabric and the fabric has browns. I think the thing stopping me from jumping into this project is the amount of piecing involved. Route 44 had those same little four patches and I think maybe I would like something different for my next project.
I've got a few yards of random browns that I've picked up here and there and would like to use
here are just a few.
I think any of these patterns would work with my collection of browns.
I've had my eye on this pattern for awhile, I just love that border, I would go with reds and browns on this one too.
Then there's this pattern, that I picked up while visiting the Quilt Merchant.
They had a kit, but Beth told me the original quilt, that this pattern was based off of, was a two color quilt, reds and creams. I was thinking I could use my browns for the corners, and go with red and creams for the center.
I was thinking this pattern might be a good use of that fat eighths bundle.
So that's where I am, I don't think I can make a bad choice, but after enjoying my Ashcombe and Route 44 projects so much, I'm hoping to be equally excited about the next one.
If nothing pops out at me, I guess I could just work on my Belle Mead hsts until something calls my name. (I'm currently up to 58!!)
Maybe I need to rethink the brown...I just don't know.....do you?