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:


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:




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!

12 thoughts on “So many ideas, so little time

  1. It does look bright and happy, but him that winters lane is so cozy and inviting. I definitely want aka cheat sheet for how to make this block, because it looks lovely.
    E xx

  2. I just bought some winters lane fabric and was thinking of using the turning twenty pattern, but I love your block. Please post more pictures when you finish your project!

  3. I’ve never seen this fabric line before, but I love it. These are some of my favorite colors to quilt in, and the block you picked really makes the fabrics shine. Can’t wait to see this full quilt.

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