Bucket List

Thank you so much for your nice words on my heart quilt! I really love it, so I am glad it was well received as well.   (for those who asked, the low volume bundle should be listed in the shop this week and I am SO excited for it!) My heart quilt is the first step to my Project: 2013 Bucket List.

Do you have a bucket list? I don’t, really. To tell the truth, the one and only thing I truly want is to grow old holding hands with my husband and watching our children grow up and for us to be surrounded by love and joy. I pray for that daily. That isn’t a very quilty thought, but it is my one real goal in life.

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But in the world of quilting, I have a long, long list of want-to-dos. So I created a Pinterest board just for my bucket list quilts. And I hope to actually have some finishes to show this year that include some of those patterns.

Basted Heart Quilt

Basted Heart Quilt

Now that my heart quilt is basted, I feel like I am well on my way towards completing those quilts. I’ve started a second one, Ali‘s Heximetry pattern. I cut into this luscious pile. This stack was initially my pull for my partner for a flickr swap, but I had to make something for myself as soon as I saw it going together.
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I generally love to name my quilts and usually it’s based on the palette I choose. But I’m struggling with a name for this one. Pink and Purple Grows Up? Berry Cobbler? I’m still trying out names. Feel free to leave a suggestion. There may be a little something in it for you if I choose yours :)

I don’t sew with purple often (ever), but mixed like this it is making me weak in the knees.

More soon :)

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22 Responses to Bucket List

  1. 1
    Marla says:

    purplexing. Get it? I love a bad pun. Nice bucket list btw.

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    Nicole says:

    Violets are blue….but seriously purplexing is awesome.

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    Megan says:

    You have inspired me to start a “quilts to make” pinterest board! Thank you! 2013 is going to be awesome! Also, I love that stack of fabric! The only thing I can think of is Grape Crush…

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    elsa says:

    Oh, I’ve got so many quilts I want to make ~ it’s overwhelming and then I don’t do anything. Well, that’s not really true. I’m doing a star EPP right now that’s turning out wonderful and I’ve got another that I’m paper piecing. But there are so many more.
    Thanks for the idea of doing a pinterest board with what I want to make! You are so inspiring!

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    elsa says:

    Oh, and I’m making the heart quilt but with 2 1/2″ squares for my son and dil! They love that kind of stuff. I’ll make a large pillow for their bed.

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    nancy says:

    What a great idea! I think this will inspire me to have a bucket quilt list too! I love Marla’s suggestion: purplexing.

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    Debbie Collins says:

    Sunshine and shadow.

  8. 8

    Your pinterest bucket list is a great idea. I’ve been pulling ideas from my favorites on flickr lately. Your stack makes me think Shrinking Violet, but how on earth do you top Purplexing?? :)

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    Those colors make me think of my kids when we go to the blueberry farm in the summer, eating straight off the bushes, juice dribbling down their chins, bathed in sunshine. I’d call it Berry Picking :)

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    Elisabeth says:

    all I can think of is “plum lucky” because those purples make me want to eat a bunch of plums. Not going to lie tho, purplexing is hilarious.

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    you cannot beat purplexing LOL… that is awesome!

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    Rachel Booth says:


    I love the color combo!!

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    Annie Andrew says:

    How about purple passion or even opposites attract!

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    Jan Barnett says:

    Plum Crazy! Purple Heart? Purple Rain? Purple Passion?

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    country quilter says:

    Purpinkalicious…………..yummy colors remind me of Spring and hoping this snow and cold leaves. Smell the fresh Spring air sented with flowers with a splash of yellow to warm you. :)

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    Flaun says:

    Sugar Plums (if you’re setting them in a white tone).

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    Meg says:

    I am not even gonna offer my name idea after Purplexing!! Brilliant name, Gorgeous stack!

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    Dionysia Palmer says:

    Hi.. i have just
    “shared”your post on my facebook re the give away! A ltho the email on my facebook is not the email above, as my husband used our email address first and now he never even used FACEBOOK!!! Have just read some of your blogs and this is the only place i found where i caould comment.. Your photos are all nice and your recipes and your life!! how lovely. ( on facebook, i am Denise Palmer Galatis…from Australia)

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    Dionysia Palmer says:

    PS its not really 5.07am here.. its 10.45pm Friday night!!! I would NEVER be up at 5am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I don’t have a bucket list either – but if I did it would be exactly like yours. :) I can’t wait to see the beautiful quilts you create this year – if the heart is any indication they will be incredible!

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    Rachel says:

    That is one gorgeous stack of fabric. And I love the idea of a quilting bucket list!

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    Terry says:

    When I saw the stack the song by Chubby Checker came into my head – Blueberry Hill — how funny – I’m starting my bucket list now – thanks !}