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Quilting Bucket List

Quilting Bucket List

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cnelson

Resolutions are one thing, Bucket Lists are something different. It's the places to see, things to do, foods to eat and so on before you... well, you know. Like the Grand Canyon - it's a place to see on most lists.

There are also lists for hobbies - the Ten Golf Courses To Play, the Waves To Surf, and the Twelve Places to Fish. The Top Ten Food Trucks in America? There's a list.

But what about quilting? Sewing. Have you ever thought about making a list of the quilting-related things you'd like to do?

Our friends at American Patchwork & Quilting have with their Bucket List. They're going to "make this year one for the books by crossing off a variety of fun quilting to-dos!" It's not a definitive list so much as a really good, really thorough list of options.

No. 24. Make a quilt using only solids. (Bella Solids, of course.)

No. 44. Finish a UFO. (Does this mean I need to start a project and not finish it so I can cross it off the list?) (:::snort:::)

I started this August 2018. I love this Cheeky collection by UrbanChiks and I'd hoped to finish this before the fabric ships. In February. All of the block parts are ready to assemble into blocks - it's made with a Cake Mix - I just need to get it done.

No. 15. Join a quilt-along. (We can help with that - stay tuned.)

The Bucket List is a year-long project that will encourage all of us to try new things, meet new quilting friends and accomplish a lot of sewing. The list was published in the February 2019 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting - available in early December of last year. It is also available online.

American Patchwork & Quilting Bucket List.

Starting this week, they'll be sharing one Bucket List item every week on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as on the Bucket List link. In each issue of 2019, the editors and staff at American Patchwork will call out specific numbers that they're tackling and posting online.

There are no rules! Start with any number and go in any order - it's your list and you can also add a few "just for me" things to it!

No. 51. Hand-appliqué an entire project. (I'm thinking "small pillow top".)

I've always loved this Wainright quilt - and several others - by Carolyn Friedlander. Is this the year?

To follow along with Moda and APQ -

As I read the list, I thought of things I could add to it. As it is with so many lists of this kind, there are things I've already done, others that honestly don't interest me all that much, and one or two things that are a bit more me-specific.

So check the list out and tell me what you think. Are there items you can check off? Been there, done that?

Is there something you've done but just might be interested in doing again?

Happy Friday!

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