Ali Wilkinson

Quilting Bucket Lists

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Do you have a quilting bucket list? I do, and it’s ever expanding! Actually, I have two lists; one for projects that I want to make, and a second for techniques and things I would like to learn or at least do once. It’s mainly the project list that expands as I see so many lovely creations online, and you can see a summary of my current project list as the 2015 Finish Along list.

Of course, this is not the full list! I’d also really like to make the bench from Noodlehead’s book, lots of different pouches and storage containers, and half a dozen quilts. On my imminent project list is to design and create my own sampler quilt, using mixed techniques just like the Penny Sampler quilt. I’d like to make it quite French-themed – not Eiffel Towers and cheese, but in a more subtle way using motifs such as a Coq and fleurs de lys, and maybe using French General style fabric.

My techniques bucket list is a bit more eclectic, and this year I have checked off quite a few of these:

  • making 3D items (pouches, bags etc) – CHECK!
  • make a large 3D item like an overnight bag – CHECK!
  • using zips – CHECK!
  • sewing vinyl – CHECK!
  • making piping – CHECK!
  • making bias binding – CHECK!
  • making clothes (that fit and that I wear!)
  • drafting a pattern from scratch
  • making something with English Paper Piecing – CHECK!
  • paper foundation piecing – CHECK!
  • designing a paper foundation piecing pattern
  • free motion quilting a small project
  • FMQ an entire quilt
  • make a sashiko project
  • hand quilt an entire quilt – CHECK!
  • learn tivaevae
  • learn trapunto
  • use a long arm machine

So what about you? I’d really love to hear what you have on your project or techniques list. Maybe you will give me further inspiration to add to my own lists!

3 thoughts on “Quilting Bucket Lists

  1. I’ve wanted to make a medallion quilt lately, so when I saw Jen Kingwell’s Midnight at the Oasis, I went for it! Love it so much. Now, I have another one for which I’m pulling fabrics.

  2. Pingback: My Quilty Bucket List–Part One | Quilting is in my Blood

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