Hi Y’all! It’s been a little over a year since I introduced My Quilty Bucket. It’s a system I came up with to determine which project would be my next one. You can read more about it by clicking here. There are thousands of quilts I want to make, but I found myself not starting certain ones because I thought they were too involved or complex. Anyway, I decided to put several projects in my bucket and whichever one I pulled out, I would work on until completion, then pull my next project, and so on and so forth. I didn’t have a deadline but I realize now that I put way too many projects in my bucket (20 projects and 4 wildcards). Maybe I just had too many “side projects” going on. I was participating in two, block-of-the-month projects (Build A Quilt and Monthly Color Challenge) and a sew-along w/my quilty-bestie Madonna (@sunnybunnyquilts). However, I did finish every project I pulled.
Here are all the projects I put in My Quilty Bucket Round 1.
Black and Beyond-book
Bricks & Squares-ufo (Sew Day Project, see status pic below)
Hot Cross Buns-pattern
The Ties that Bind-book
Moonlight & Roses-book
Trick or Treat totes (4)
Urban Bow Tie
Wander Thru Woods-pattern
Wonky Rail Fence-book
QAYG Zippered Pouches (6)
Patchwork Pouf – home-dec fabric
This is Bad Girl Quilt (finished 02/2022). Isn’t she LOVELY!! This pic is before washing.
This pattern by Southern Charm Quilts is one that I had been wanting to make for a few years but I was intimidated by the idea of appliqueing the Dresdens. Turns out that Dresdens are fun to make. I top-stitched the blades down w/a straight stitch and then Madonna went back through and stitched them down w/a blanket stitch. Bless her heart! And Katy (@katyquilts) quilted it for me using a pantograph called Malachite by Urban Elementz. This quilt is one of my all-time favorite finishes, but it wouldn’t even be a finish right now if I hadn’t pulled it from My Quilty Bucket.
Here’s a close-up of the quilting.
And this pic is after washing.
I sewed the extra Dresdens on the back.
Chevron (finished 05/2021)
HRTs (finished 07/2021)
Moonlight & Roses – Bargello (finished 05/2021) Hanging on the wall in my work office.
Bricks & Squares – Sew Day project (in progress)
I’m changing things up for My Quilty Bucket Round 2. Stay tuned!
Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ & God Bless!
A Thread for Life
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time. – Hebrews 4:15-16
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