Sunday, January 31, 2016

Forever projects

 Do you have some projects that are really long term quilts?  I have been working on a tiny basket quilt for a long time.  This quilt is all cut out, and my goal is make one basket each night.  These are four inch baskets, and the handles are not appliqued down, yet.
These two inch bowties are another long term project.  If I make five bowties every night, along with one basket, in one year?  Two finished long term projects!!!  Fifteen minutes of piecing every night is my goal for this year.
 I have always wanted to make a Red Cross quilt!!  I have been savoring and hoarding these nine patches, from an exchange years ago.  My red crosses will be the corner stones.  Clara Barton founded the Red Cross, so this quilt will be the Clara Barton quilt!
And a little something made out of leftover mystery quilt pieces and parts...I usually make one of these from leftover pieces!!!




Have a great day, everyone!!!


Julie

23 comments:

Julierose said...

Love your longterm projects--Baskets are really cute, and love that Red cross--and bow ties--all adorable...hugs, Julierose

Lori said...

15 min a day is doable! So many of my quilts I consider forever quilts. Eventually they get completed and I move to the next forever. :)
I love the red cross cornerstones! its going to be another winner.

Karen said...

The applique on the handles should go fast as part of the work is already done. You will reach your goal one of these days and be glad you stuck to making the baskets.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Great and lovely projects you have in the works--
keep stitching and it will happen--the finish!!!
love and laughter, di

Lynn Dykstra said...

I have a feeling one of those little bit every day projects will take over your life--always happens to me!

Loris said...

Nice work on your forever projects. Mine seem to just languish! I still have them in my mind though so will eventually get back to them. I particularly like your Clara Barton red crosses. I have a pattern similar that I hope to work on soon. 15 minutes of sewing a day is a "need" in my book. It is great for keeping me happy :-)

audrey said...

All those little bits of time add up to.... Great Quilts! lol Love the baskets especially. I have such a fondness for those.:)

Lesley said...

Love your little projects...so sweet!

Leeanne said...

Good for you, go for those goals, you will get there.

Chantal L. said...

Yes, I know about long term projects and I think they are wonderful. One can often see her hability or talent evolve overtime. Your resolution is very well planned and therefore should be a success. I love all the quilts you have showed us but 2 inches bowties? A.MAZ.ING!!I didn't know it was a woman who founded the Red Cross. I love that quilt already. Happy stitching!! ;^)

Donna said...

I also am appliqueing little baskets as a forever project. Don't think I could do one every night. Maybe 2 per week. Can't wait to see if you make your goal.

Kyle said...

A short amount of time each day will make those long term projects finished quilts. The Red Cross quilt is the perfect one for you.

Jennie in GA said...

A good plan! I have some of those little baskets, too.

Janet O. said...

Seems to me that any bed size quilt I have in the works has become a long term project and I just keep making minis. I need to follow your good example.
Love the little bow ties--and those red crosses are going to make a real statement in that 9-patch quilt!

AnnieO said...

You're a lot more disciplined than I with these tiny blocks! Love the colors. The Red Cross quilt looks great-- I see a 9 patch I made on top of the pile :)

Jo said...

Baskets and bow ties every day sounds doable. Good luck

Tired Teacher said...

I'm sure you will achieve your goal. Clara Barton is the perfect name for the Red Cross quilt. I'm eager to see it progress. I love the mystery leftover project, too!

Snowing here today, so I just might finish binding a QOV.

Sharon said...

What size are your red crosses? Are they random reds and creams/whites? Just ask, maybe some might come in the mail?

Linda O said...

Seems like almost all of my projects are forever projects! LOL I eventually get them done, but have the bad habit of working on too many at a time, so it takes a long time to finish them! Your projects are wonderful - love the baskets and bowties, and the Red Cross is off to a fantastic start.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Long term projects? Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! I have all of those and more. I love your block collections, they are wonderful "someday" quilts... we are kindred spirits in that regard. I wish you all the best of luck with your 2016 plans for completion, I need some of that myself. ;)

Nann said...

Your long-term projects are very appealing. "Plus" quilt blocks seem to be popping up . . . or should I say adding up? I like your red crosses alternating with 9-patches.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love long term projects that grow a little bit at a time :)

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Julie,
you got it all planned out. Great to see all your beautiful progress.
Greetings,
Sylvia