The next quilt I’m planning to start is a big hand appliqué project, art deco thing based on a sliding stained glass window (separated the kitchen from the dining/living) I saw online. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while but got charmed away by the water color sunset and the obligation to finish the workshop quilt (nested stars).
An absolute jewel of a woman sent me a bunch of really good quality hand died fat quarters just perfect for this project. I will use those to build the elements of the window on a champagne colored batik background. I have all the material for this one (sans batting and backing), so it’s just a matter of execution. It’s all hand appliqué and I may not be physically ready for it just yet. I can get the machine basting of the layers done and work on the appliqué as my fingers and ability to sit still will let me.
But my next-next quilt is in the planning stages. I want to redo the koi pond center I did for the Guild web quilt using the sunset water color technique in 2″ square dance squares. I’ve asked Charles (Brandy’s Quilt Products) for the new smaller template set. I told him not to rush. I’m still months away. The art deco stained glass quilt has to get started first. I may have to do them at the same time, pecking away at each.
I may change my mind and do this one in small honey comb blocks . . . you can see why I plan so far ahead. By the time I get to the execution, I pretty much know what I’m doing and have all the fabrics collected.