Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Too Many Ideas

After not quilting for so long, I’ve got ideas and things I want to do/make and not enough time.


First up, Project Warm Embrace Dream Bags. Let me back up a moment.  Back in June I joined Starlight Quilter Guild. They make quilts for both Project Linus and Project Warm Embrace.  Additionally, the Group Project this year is the Dream Bags.  They are pillowcases with drawstrings given to foster kids so when they are moved they have something to put their possessions in other than a trash bag. Yesterday, I cut kits so I have something quick to finish.

Also pictured are upholstery samples cut to size and kitted up with zippers to make zipper bags.  These will go into the Guild Boutique at the Quilt show in September. I have fabric for more bags, but I need to get more zippers.


While I haven’t finished the quilt top from pastel shirts yet, since I’m going to use the cowboy fabric, I need to make it smaller. So, I’m going to make a smaller quilt with the leftover blocks and the rest of the fabric from the shirts. But I really wanted to make a larger quilt.

This fabric has been kicking (it’s more vivid in real life) around in my sewing room. I also unearthed a free pattern from American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine called “now and later”.  Super simple quilt.  I have just enough of this stripe fabric for the border. So, I’m using it for my inspiration and have pulled bright strips from my precut box.


I plan on using some of the neutrals I bought on the trip to Jackson and of course pull from my stash.  I want this bright and colorful.

Oh — I want to make another rug. I have a stack of Kansas Troubles strips from a couple of partially used jelly rolls. If I can come up with 40 or so strips I may use those.

Of course, I’m planing on quilts for the aforementioned Quilt Show.  I want to finish my En Provence which is partially quilted and the hourglass quilt I’m making from vintage hand pieced hourglasses.

Cascade is now sitting on my cutting table taunting me to finish it up.  The only reason Carolina Chain and On Ringo Lake are not taunting me is I have them contained in project boxes.  One is up on the project shelf, the other is under my sewing table. Winter Wonderland is in the living room by my chair — although I haven’t watched television in a while to need something to work on it.

And didn’t I say I wanted to finish my JT2 by November 2019 and I had a plan? I haven’t done my June or July blocks!


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