In the interests of avoiding actually counting up and listing (and therefore facing) my WIP crisis, I thought I'd take a little look at all the quilts currently on my 'I'd like to make that one day' list. It's not a short list. It would probably take significantly longer than my life. Who cares?
- A single girl quilt more or less exactly like Judith's amazing one. I have never in my life felt the least desire to do an all-solids quilt before, but this one has seriously inspired me (and by 'inspired' I mean 'I want to rip it off totally and utterly with no originality whatsoever'. Just so we're clear). I need to quilt this little bad boy first though. There are also about a thousand other Single Girl quilts that I love. Maybe I need to make lots.
- A crazy octagon/triangle/wedge quilt based on this awesome block by the endlessly talented Lynne. Hate her. Not jealous of her crazy skills at all.
- An equilateral triangle quilt. There are so many amazing designs, inspiration includes a gorgeous Brrr quilt, a perfectly toned puramid quilt, a patchwork prism, low volume and text prints, yellow triangles and hand pieced triangles.
- A neutrals quilt. I absolutely love Amanda's and also Melinda's fab block.
- A triple Irish chain quilt of some description
- A shirting quilt
- A selvege quilt
- A double wedding ring quilt
- An improv single colour quilt like this one (notice how my description is completely apalling here. How would you describe it?!)
- A Heather Ross quilt. Absolutely no idea on the design, but the stash is growing nicely, and it will need to be used one day! I like the idea of some serious fussy cutting for this, but beyond that I'm clueless.
- A simple patchwork squares Liberty quilt. I've been meaning to make one for ages, but Ashley's has just made me green with envy. I need to get going! It's not like I'm short of Liberty print, after all...
- While we're on the subject of being jealous of Ashley (seriously, does she ever make a crap quilt?), I'd rather like to use this tutorial.
- A courthouse steps, or other log cabin design, inspired by a lovely yellow one by Mary.
- A quilt of pockets! Why? I've had this quilt pinned for ages, with no real idea in mind, then on the weekend a friend was telling me how her husband's grandparents always left chocolate in a pocket in their quilt whenever they visitied. How much of a fabulous idea is that? And imagine the chocolate that could be stashed in a quilt with hundreds of pockets. Or possibly I should just start adding a pocket to every quilt I make...
- I love the possibilities in this quilt design - almost endless, depending on the fabric choices. I think I may have to buy the book (and ruler).
- A quilt with book excerpts involved somewhere in the design. I loved the idea behind this baby quilt, but I think (selfishly) I'd love to do one with extracts from all my favourite books.
- A plus quilt. There are so many amazing ones out there it's almost impossible to choose a single inspiration, but I like the idea of it being mostly one colour, with the odd shot of a different colour here and there.
- I have a lot of vintage linens with embroidery on, and I love what Jane Brocket did with hers. Ideas abound. I'd like to do perhaps a slightly more advanced version of a quilt I made back in the day.
- A rainbow quilt. Or fifty. I like rainbows. In fact, I think I just found my next bee theme.
- A sampler quilt, but with circles instead of, you know, normal sampler stuff. I love Kerry's sun, her doll quilt (feeling the Kerry love yet?)
- Some embroidery in a quilt. Again, I have about a zillion inspirations, but I really love Nova's redwork project. I also like the idea of either some kids embroidery or some really traditional sampler style embroidery in a quilt.
- A half square triangle quilt. Actually, this is half done, so belongs in the WIP list, technically.
- A Nani Iro quilt, mainly inspired by this one. I own precisely no Nani Iro fabric, but I need some. I'd like to use this One Flew Over pattern, I think.
- A Farmer's Wife Quilt. I appreciate that technically this is a WIP, but it's so little done that I feel I can put it in this list.I'm actually contemplating some other sampler like a Dear Jane. I'm planning on having a major peruse of sampler quilt books at the Festival of Quilts before committing myself. I love this incredible take on the sampler quilt too.
- A quilt that shows off my Liberty hoard. I absolutely adore this Tokyo Quilt Festival one more than I can say, and hope I can come up with something half as inspired.
- A sampler quilt of English paper pieced blocks, a bit like this (second picture down), but with more variety of blocks.
- A quilt that shows off the quilting as much as the design. Like this.
- A Camelot quilt.
- A hexagon quilt of amazingness, like Elizabeth's candied hexagons (third photo down). I didn't have time to take part int Lynne's Hexalong, and I've always regretted it.
- Denyse Schmidt's Point Me quilt.
- A scrappy quilt basically exactly like this vintage one.
Obviously, this list excludes quilts that are actually in progress (except the Farmer's Wife, but the less said about that the better until I work out where I'm going with it, and HST quilt, but I wrote this list before I started the quilt, and it seemed a shame to remove it). I will face up to the quilts/projects in progress at some point soon, I promise. The above list also excludes all the pouches, bags, pillows and other miscellaneous 'small' projects that I'd like to make. Let's not talk about that either.
I think it's possible I should give up on work, blogging, reading, cooking and washing if I want to get these done before I die. Or maybe I could just about contemplate downgrading one or two of them to baby quilts or pillows. Maybe. Possibly. Probably not.
Does anyone else have a crazy long To Make list (real or in your head) that there's not even the smallest danger you'll manage? Please say yes.