Wednesday, September 15, 2021

New Project on the Way

 I've been having a mental debate with myself about what quilt project to start next. It's been on my mind for months. 

Not that I don't have plenty to do. There are videos and blogs to prepare, work for the 2021 and now, 2022 Block of the Month  quilts for The Quilt Show.  That takes a lot of time. I am teaching locally again and that takes time. Next week I'll be in Houston to give a lecture and teach a workshop for the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston--love that too.

There are several quilts to quilt, a few for my guild quilt show next March. They will take time. So I have plenty to do...

But I always want to have the "next great idea" lined up. Digging around the studio the other day I remembered this project and knew this is "IT". Ever since this 2010 magazine arrived I've been planning to make this "someday". In a large plastic tub I found all these fabrics, ready to go, the magazine, AND all the paper patterns for the flying geese--printed years ago--READY  TO GO. So, this is it. 

I will pre-wash these fabrics soon. I can't start this until more of the Block of the Month stuff is done but that will be in about a month. Oh, wait, then I will be in Houston for Market and Festival, 13 days away from home, SO, maybe  this will see action in November. 

It just feels good to know what is next. Does that happen to you? Do you have a plan for the next idea or just wait to see what happens? I have several projects under construction I could go back to but the bright, new shiny thing is so much more appealing!

Let's quilt.



  1. Oh, the squirrels are much more fun to chase! Haha!

  2. Ooh, thrilled you will be making this one, now I can live vicariously through you! I too had always loved this one but I don't have fabrics picked and do have enough other "in progress" projects to not see me getting to it anytime soon. Nothing wrong with indulging the "new and shiny" now and then!!

  3. You are much more disciplined than I am. I have several "next big thing" projects going--some sit idle for months (or years), and some just see random progress now and then, while one might get focused attention for a time. But I always have a "next little thing" in the works for my monthly mini with Wendy. :)
    I love your next big project! Gorgeous!!

  4. Thanks for sharing this!! Now I know my next, next, next project! I'm headed to my mother's cabinet full of Quilters Newsletter Magazine and get this issue!!!! Thank you so much!

  5. Looks like a great quilt! I sure miss Quilter's Newsletter...