2013 Wish List Revisted

Quilts I did make from my wish list this year were;
 a Zig Zag quilt, (for a niece) it is finished just not in this photo!
Childs Quilt (Blue I Spy) for charity,

Cowboy Quilt (for charity),
 Dinosaur cushions (for my boys),
 Dresden Plate Quilt (for a niece),
Autumn table runner (for me)
and the Modern quilt were all started and finished in 2013.
Then there were several ongoing projects that I did work on:
Seven Sisters, which grew and grew and I am still searching for the right fabric or design to join all the "sisters" together, so it "works".
Basket quilt - our summer bed quilt, perhaps ready for next summer!  Actually I am sad that I didn't progress further on this quilt, but it is because I lost my applique skills/confidence and the next set of baskets all have appliqued fruit in them.  However as I have finally got the knack/confidence/desire to FMQ, I am hoping a few lessons will revive my needle turn skills in 2014.
The other wish list project I wanted to start and did - but made no progress on was the "Blue stars in sashing" or Milky Way quilt.  Here it is in its box, all cut and ready to go!  This is a simple pattern of 5" blue squares with blue sashings and white stars as the cornerstones.  I brought a white fabric with tiny chocolate spots.  But then decided I didn't like it...too white...too spotty...?  I think I need to make a few blocks before I ditch the fabric and see what they look like on mass.  This summer is probably a good time to give it a whirl!
And an new project that I need to add to the UFO list, is the reproduction nine patch.  I have up trying to find any more matching background fabric - but I did squeeze out enough scraps to add the corner triangles which are missing in this photo.  I have brought a Moda solid that I hope blends nicely, just need to decide what sort of border I want/the quilt deserves?
So that just left a log cabin, red and white wall hanging, spring table runner, house block quilt and delectable mountains quilt all on the wish list that didn't get started!  Oh well there is always next year!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.


  1. You have been busy this year. Looking at your reproduction 9-patches, does it actually need a border?

  2. Fantastic finishes Sue. Love the zigzag, and the seven sisters, and the repro 9 patch.....great colours. I wonder if the nine patch needs a border too.

  3. You had a wonderfully creative year . Love that zig zag, the dresden and the repro 9 patch. You've inspired me to start a seven sisters project (just as soon as the orange peel quilt is done !)

  4. a really productive year with some real beauties made.... and looks like next year is going to be great too!

  5. I think you managed to complete quite a lot. So much variety which I think keeps projects moving. Then there are those projects that just need to percolate a bit longer. I am looking forward to seeing what we both get up to in 2014. I have started an informal list...

  6. I love what you finished this year, my favorite would have to be the zig zags, very nice.


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