Quilty Bucket List

Oh, heavens to big-ass Betsi, my quilty bucket runneth over! I had to go get a bigger bucket, y’all, and as you can see the glitter still couldn’t be contained! When Stacey from The Tilted Quilt asked me to be a part of her Quilty Bucket List Blog Hop, I was flabbergasted. I mean, have you seen who else is on this blog hop? Seriously honoured. If you’re ready to see what I’ll be doing for the next eighty-seven years, let’s tip this bucket over!
Art Gallery Pure Elements Solids Quilt
I think quilts utilising only solids have potential for exquisite impact. Repeating, graphic patterns always catch that twinkle in my eye, and I’m constantly designing my own. For the past year I’ve been saving hoarding Art Gallery Pure Elements because of the sensual drape they have. I’m not entirely sure if I want to use a cacophony of colour, but since I’m a sucker for a rainbow, that’s likely to happen!

Designer Fabric Range Quilts
I’m talkin’ about all those fabric ranges I’ve collected the past few years: Comma, Notting Hill, Color Me Retro, Architextures and quite a few more. Listen, I love a scrappy quilt, but I also love these fabric ranges so, so much, I want to let them shine in their own quilts. Trust me. I’ve bought enough fabric to probably make three quilts in each range, so the leftovers will get into all sorts of scrappy trouble!
Mr. Sparkles’s Quilt
Obviously, you would think this would have been one of the first quilts I made, right? I know, me too. And then thirty-seven other quilts come-a-knockin’ and all of a sudden you’re buried under a pile of WIPs, waiting for fabric to arrive from over seas, and twelve other people are pregnant and asking you to make quilts for them. So Mr. Sparkles’s Quilt is on my priority list of up-and-comers and I think I can pencil it in post-September. This is the colour palette I’m sewing towards; Hello, Mr. Butler!
Nancy Drew Quilt
I may or may not have a slightly, unhealthy relationship with Nancy Drew that started in the second grade. It was Case File #31 – Trouble In Tahiti, and from the first pages of juvenile intrigue and island murder, I was hooked! Flash forward twenty-five years later and The Get a Clue with Nancy Drew range was the first full fat quarter bundle I bought. Granted, the colours are so 1953 primary school, but I still think I can make it work! 
Echino Quilt and Pouches
After three trips to Japan, I’ve managed to bring back quite a fair bit of Echino and similar fabrics. I think a quilt with all of these heavier-weight fabrics would be just warm enough for a Sydney winter. (My cold-natured self often needs two quilts!) Many of the fabrics read masculine, as well, so there’s no risk of floral fantasy in my bedroom. Besides an Echino quilt, can someone please make me sit my ass down and make a pouch?! Where do I even begin?

Choose Your Own Adventure
These are five+ projects I want to embark on, but they are in no way the limit. You’ll see they are all fabric inspired, but what’s gonna happen when I have my own fabric range? Mmm hmm. Plus, while I find it quick and easy following patterns, I find it infinitely more rewarding to design my own from scratch. The quilt world seems like a karaoke bar, though. So many of the same songs have already been sung, and it becomes exceedingly more difficult to put your own spin on them. So while I continue to doodle away in my sketch book, creating grand plans for these quilts, and those yet to be discovered, these most glorious words of wisdom ring true: 

Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it, strike a pose, there’s nothing to it. Vogue. Vogue. Vogue.
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8 Responses

  1. Vera says:

    I like that you don't have exact patterns on mind. I'm looking forward what you'll come up with. The expectations are high!

  2. Salley says:

    Mr Sparkles had better nail that quilt down when it appears…and if I don't see those AG's sliced up soon, Molli, I'm a comin' on over when its dark!

  3. Debbie says:

    What a great list! And I confess I was a Nancy Drew-aholic a well!

  4. Kristy says:

    Great list! Nancy Drew…I have never read one of those, what a travesty my childhood must have been to miss out on those adventures. As to your "Choose Your Own Adventure" projects, don't leave us hanging, that's exciting!

  5. Seriously fun list!! I also want to do a solids quilt, but I've just started collecting them. I am thinking a rainbow, solids Dear Jane is where I'm headed. I love your list – now get busy making one for Mr. Sparkles ~ he's earned it!!

  6. Katy Cameron says:

    Good luck with that list! I'd probably get onto Mr S's quilt soon though, you know, before he accidentally chucks your fabric out or something ;o)

  7. Poor Mr Sparkles! It's like that in my house too, but then Mr Hare can't understand why I take perfectly good fabric ( direct quote), cut it up and reassemble it! Great list

  8. Omgosh, pure elements, tell me about it! I too am collecting them, I was going to make a giant hexagons quilt but then indecision struck.

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