Monday, January 16

Moving on...Projects for 2012...

Might be a bit ambitious, but this is what I'd like to work on this year...
I bought this pattern "Under the Southern Stars" by Sue Daley...paper pieced, will be a great one to take out to patchwork gatherings, and keep my hands busy in the evening....It's available from Busy Fingers Patchwork...oh and looking at my tiny Tumbler quilt here, reminds me I'd like to make another big tumbler quilt..
Of course, I have to make "Baskets for Betsy", by Carol Hopkins in my favourite Civil War repro fabrics...I have had this pattern for a couple of years now, every time I come across it in my sewing room I admire it, and perhaps this year I will make a start on it..Pop on over and check out all Carol's gorgeous CW patterns.

Calico Garden, another design I fell in love with a couple of years ago...gorgeous applique and nine patch piecing....the original quilt is owned by the Shelburne Museum, in Vermont
I did make a start on this one, but put it away for some time to work on other things...time to get back on track and work on it a bit more..


As I said , maybe a bit ambitious to even dream of attempting all this in 2012..and finish off a couple of UFO's....but I can dream...
                                                                   Have a great day...♥

26 comments:

  1. You're going to be very busy this year making some beautiful quilts! :0)

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  2. Very ambitious! It's good that you have your own interests to keep you busy. Reach out when you need a hug!

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  3. Nice projects!! I find distraction is a wonderful thing to challenges. ((HUGS))
    Love Leanne

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  4. I like them all. Its still early days yet. I think its possible to get them done. I think its a great idea that one is paper pieced. I will be cheering you along the way. I have a pattern like your civil war legacies, I kept it and keep meaning to go back and start it maybe this year! You are an inspiration. thanks for the links.

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  5. It doesn't hurt to dream ... I have a tumbler block quilt in my dreams too :)

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  6. That's the way to go Julia - lots of lovelies there!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  7. All good choices. I made Betsy's Baskets and really enjoyed it. Calico Garden I had almost done and I put it away - maybe we should revive a WIP?
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Well you will not be bored this year! I made Under The Southern Stars a couple of years ago, it is a lovely quilt and nice to make.

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  9. Keeping your fingers stitching is the way to go Julia...you know I've been there and I'm thinking of you...
    huge hugs
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  10. Dream and sew Julia. Great projects you have chosen.

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  11. You get there.... Calico Garden is the one I am selling, I made it some years ago and loved stitching it.

    Thank you for sharing your previous post.....

    hugs
    Christine

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  12. I do love your coming attractions for the year. There are lots of lovely projects and good variety to boot.

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  13. you can do it Julia, I love all those patterns. Especially this UFO, it is so beautiful....

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  14. Enjoy your projects and do what you can. They will get done and I hope that they give you a great deal of pleasure.

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  15. Such beautiful choices, Julia. I LOVE viewing the quilt on your header, each time I visit. It is spectacular.
    History of the Black Eyed Pea Tradition

    Have a lovely week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  16. I have just read your previous post. Well done for telling us about it Julia - I know how you must feel. My mother went through the same thing, and it was a really diffucult time. Great that you have your online friends and your sewing - so very important. You have a lovely lot of things picked out to get you throuh some tough times. Many gentle hugs to you and your family♥

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  17. Well a Girl's Gotta have a Plan & some Gorgeous ones at that...looking forward to seeing your progress on the Applique ones...Yum!
    cheers
    xx

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  18. I'm glad you shared what you did with us in your last post. It does often help to know you have people who care and to whom you can vent, when necessary. I'll be keeping this in my thoughts and prayers. As for your planned projects, looks like you have some great ones!

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  19. sometimes moving on is the best we can do for ourselves. Prayers you way. xx

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  20. Dont they say variety is the spice of life? I think it is good to have a couple of projects going at once, I get sick of working on the one thing. All your chosen projects are lovely.

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  21. All these projects just scream "Julia" from the treetops. Each one looks like your type of project, and you will put your time and love into them all.
    Thanks for the link to "Pleasant Home." Looks like a source of endless future inspiration.
    From me to you, hugs and positive thoughts and prayers.

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  22. I can certainly understand you wanting to get stuck into this projects, they are such beautiful designs!! I think your track record is pretty good in the achievement stakes Julia and I have no doubt that you will make a pretty good dent in your wish list of quilts to make for this year!!! I only wish I had your energy and time, you have done some amazing stuff in the time I have been following your blog, I look forward to seeing what you get up to this year!!!! But don't forget to look after yourself a bit too......

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  23. I'm catching up on your posts since we arrived at my MIL's today. She is 95 years old and amazing. I know your stitching must be a wonderful way to handle the hand you have been dealt. Your blog continues to be such inspiration Julia. I am happy to hear what a special daughter you have to help you. Hugs.

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  25. I think you did the right thing...it's nice to receive cyberspace hugs from your blogging buddies.
    I don't doubt that you will finish most of those projects by the end of this year!
    {{{hugs}}}

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  26. Ooo, I love your wallhanging. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing. I too am an Australian blogger and found your through Maple ....

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