So many ideas, so little time

When I first started quilting my goal was to never have more than 5 projects going at a time, in any given stage. The plan was to hold off on starting new projects until at least one was finished and off the list. It was a lofty goal, and it didn’t take me long to completely abandon the idea altogether. I can’t count the number of WIPs I have on my shelf, but I figure as long as I keep finishing SOME of them, why limit myself?

I finished binding my Gnome for the Holidays quilt this weekend and will post pics soon of the finished product. I have also been finishing up a few Christmas projects and decided to start working with my Winter’s Lane charm packs. I knew I wanted a scrappy quilt I can use in the winter, but I couldn’t decide on whether I wanted some structure, or totally scrappy. I devised a pattern based on a Farmer’s wife block that can be cut from charm packs, but quickly realized it would go WAY faster if I just used yardage or fat quarters, so I abandoned my Winter’s Lane for the moment to dive into a new bed size quilt made from my Baby Jane fat quarter bundle. Here is the first block I did with Winter’s Lane, before switching to Baby Jane:

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As much as I love how it turned out, I knew it would also be striking with Baby Jane, and faster to piece using fat quarters versus charm squares. Ultimately I’m going to do a disappearing nine-patch with my Winter’s Lane (I even sewed up 10 or so blocks and sliced them up). Here are the Baby Jane blocks:

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The block measures around 12inches and I’ll be posting a tutorial this week on how to make it either from fat quarters or charm packs. šŸ™‚ Ā UPDATE! Tutorial HERE. šŸ™‚

Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday!