Now that the Thimbleberries Lakeside quilt is nearly done (needing only a sleeve and to be hung where fat furry pests can't get in the way of a good photo), I've spent part of the evening--once I came home from our monthly Thimbleberries Club meeting--hanging out in the Sweat Shop, dreaming about the quilt possibilities on the horizon.
I really love the pink and brown quilt Elaine of my Jo's Little Women's Club made, and so I've been buying a few fat quarters here and there and gathering what I already have from my shelves. Here's a lovely large pile of what I've sorted:
If you recall, I mentioned a week or so ago that Elaine had made the pink and brown quilt from American Patchwork & Quilting using all 1800s repro fabrics and slightly smaller blocks than what the pattern called for. Unfortunately, I think I cleaned out my magazines and gave that issue away. Last night, I looked through the patterns I had saved and didn't find it, but I DID find this pattern--Civil War Dishes--and I'm thinking about using it for the pink and brown quilt instead. What do you think?
Then there's this yummy, summertime pile of Portugal fabric and the Schnibbles pattern just patiently waiting for me. Should I start this one while I'm still in a summertime mood?
Then there's the next block of the Christmas List quilt--Build a Snowman.
And tonight at Thimbleberries Club, Julia and I were talking a little about the Thimbleberries Hometown Christmas quilt--it's about time I got back to that one and made the last few blocks, don'tcha think?!
And the Bronwyn Hayes stitchery quilt. Don't forget that one! Lorraine and I were considering the possibility of working on it during the Olympics. Well, maybe that can wait a little while because I'll still need the next two magazines anyway.
A couple years ago, I bought this pattern in Salt Lake City and have collected some fabric for it. I'd sure like to make it in time for Halloween this year. Do you know that Halloween is only two and a half months away?
Oh! And that scrappy Thimbleberries star quilt I pinned that needs to be quilted. You remember that one? The one I said I'd do a little tutorial on? Yep, that's the one!
So which project do I work on next?! It's so hard to pick! I think I'll have to sleep on it--I'm trying to ignore the Olympics tonight because I'd really, REALLY like to get a little sleep! Then again, how can I think about sleep when there are all these quilt projects to work on?!! ARGH!
And before I forget--because with all these quilts swirling through my head and lack of sleep, it's a good possibility--someone asked me about the blueberry cobbler I made the other day. Here's a link to a post that contains another photo of the cobbler and a link to the recipe itself. I hope that's not too confusing! (Click HERE.)
And before I forget--I'm going to bed and hope to get a little more sleep tonight than I have lately. I'm glad you had a chance to stop by!