Where the Warm Weather is.
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Where the Warm Weather is.

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Hawaiian Quilts and Other Quilt Patterns

Summer is starting to poke its head around the corner and I'm ready for the longer days and slower work schedule: aka I'm ready for some quality quilting time to knock some quilts off my WIP list!  In no particular order, five things taking up my brain space these days are:

  1. This article on Hawaiian quilts.  Just. So. Beautiful. It makes me want to set aside my impatience with applique and dive into a huge Hawaiian quilt top ASAP.

  2. But...I know myself and my inability to focus on applique, so I'm thinking of whipping up some floor pillows like this free pattern instead.

  3. When I do finally get around to tackling some applique, I know I'm going to be using this thread gloss: I already use it for all my hand quilting (and the natural beeswax scent is just divine).

  4. Part of my saying "yes" is being better about not over committing myself: this new weekly challenge to commit to "one thing" is exactly what my project list needed to get it back in order.

  5. What my project list didn't really need (but definitely really wanted) was the addition of this new pattern by Eliane at Patchwork & Poodles and this one by Tiffany at Village Bound Quilts: they are both so good! And if you're looking for a free mini quilt pattern, I know of a good one ;)