New Year, New Projects

Finally, 2009 is over.  The year sucked for me personally but my quilting improved quite a bit.  So overall, it is a toss up. 

On to the projects that will be in the line up for 2010.  Last year was mostly wedding quilts for friends.  My citrus colored quilt is complete.  After months of working on the quilting and ripping out stitches, it has been delivered.  I love the contrast of colors and the effect of the large blocks.  The veragated thread keeps the colors blending all over the quilt.  The black and white border really adds some pop to the overall look.  Black is my favorite color to accent any project with.  My original plan for this quilt was the Cascading Colors pattern.  I thought that pattern might detract from the yellow block’s center print. 

This year there will be two confirmed baby quilts and possibly more to come.  I’m also finishing a couple of wedding quilts that are overdue.  Yes, I am a slacker on some of these projects.  Most of the time, the project is bigger than I anticipated.  Better yet, life happens and sewing doesn’t happen for a few days. 

I’m taking orders for custom quilts during 2010 is anyone is looking for a special gift. 

During my last days working at the quilt shop, I purchased fabric to finally make myself a quilt.  In 10 years of quilting, I have never kept a project.  Over the last few months I have been contemplating making a Log Cabin quilt.  This is much more traditional for me and would be a great challenge.  I would actually have to follow a pattern to make this turn out decent.  Also, since I will be getting married this spring, it’s appropriate to make myself a wedding quilt. 

The fabric choice was easy since our color palette is pretty neutral around the house.  My dark print is a Lonni Rossi Andover print from her Paint Box collection.  Can’t wait to show pictures throughout the winter/spring.