January Quilt Nine Update 

January has been moving along and I have been sewing a little bit every week. I don’t have any finished projects to show off this month but for me my quilt nine plan was to have a slow sewing year. I have spent most of January planning and thinking about what and why I want to make things this  year.

First up is my progress on the collection quilt. I was trying to decide how I was going to plan out this amazing quilt and the answer almost fell in my lap. 

If you are on Instagram I’m sure you saw a few make light posts that included a breakdown of the colors in your Instagram feed for 2016. When you signed up to get your colors you also get a breakdown of your most frequently seen colors. As soon as I saw the breakdown I knew I needed to make a quilt. The collection quilt seemed an easy fit as I wanted to play with pattern and colors mixing.  So the planning and coloring began. Not too long after I ordered my fabric. Now it’s time to get started.

Next up is  “The epic mega hexie quilt “.  I started this quilt about 2 1/2 years ago and didn’t do much with it the past year. This project is very near and dear to my heart. It is not only a very personally important quilt it is kind of big  i.e. Larger than King size. It s a really big quilt made of very small pieces, 3/4 inch heroes to be exact. I have a plan to get the top done this year and would love to at least start the quilting this year.

I’ve been collecting and selecting fabrics for my make do quilt and my pineapple blocks are sitting by my machine ready to go. I have the fabrics picked and waiting to get going on my galaxy done quilt. The only quilts I haven’t touched or planned for are the on point quilt and the xmas quilt in my quilt nine. Over all I’m extremely happy with where I am for the first month of 2017.

I am also in a few swaps and just wrapped on up. I’m in the MQG swap, the pink swap , and the word swap. I recently finished my mini mini for the pink swap and I’m halfway done with my MQG swap mini. Still on my to do list is the mosaic for my word swap partner. Thanks for checking in and I hope you are moving along on your list of things to achieve this year too.

2017 Quilt Nine Plan 


Introducing the other half of my Mean Lean 2017 Plan. I thought that the Make Nine Challenge was such a great way to jump start my year why not use it to inspire my quilting too. This is my Quilt Nine Plan, some of these are things that I want to finish or start. Some of them are just things that I am inspired by. Looking at my picks,  I was surprised  that I have quite  few seasonally inspired quilts in the mix.


  1. Donut Quilt by Pen and Paper Patterns and  for Love Pathcwork & Quilting 

This one is part request from a special someone and part inspired by a book. I can not wait to see what this one turns out to be. If you are looking fro the pattern you can find it in Issue 37 of Love Patchwork & Quilting


2.  The Make Do Challenge, I love the idea of using what you have and continuing to love it after its original use has ended. The idea behind it is inspired by Sherri Lynn Wood  and trying to do a small part to eliminate textile waste by using salvaged clothing or textiles to make a quilt.


3. The first  of my seasonally inspired quilts to pop up. I love the way that Nicole of Modern Handcraft interpreted this great pattern by  Sherri K. Falls from her book Holiday Wishes. We have very bright and cheery holiday decorations with a mid century feel, aluminium tree included. this Quilt is the perfect holiday quilt for our house and I cant wait to stare at my color card for hours deciding on the perfect shades to use. this is also a bit of a challenge to my self to try and use mostly solids.


4. I am going to call this my 2nd seasonally  inspired quilt. I participated in the #pineapplequiltblockswap on instagram and I have 20 pineapples all stitched up and ready to turn into a quilt.


5. In my opinion you cant have pineapples hanging around without flamingos. I have been dreaming of a flamingo quilt fro a few years and this year I want to at least get a solid plan together.



6. On-Point Quilt by Sew Fresh Quilts 

I bought this pattern, picked and bought  and fabric last January. I even cut all the fabric last January. Then it just sat and sat and sat. This year I will finish it.


7. The Collection Quilt by Carolyn Friedlander

This quilt has been on my wishlist for a while, I can not wait to get started on this and spend the year truly slow stitching.


8. Stars and Stripes by Thimble Blossoms. 

I absolutely adore this quilt and can see it being used for picnic after picnic.


9. The Quilt by Me

Last but not least is this lovely monster. This quilt is truly a labor of love and sweat and tears and  a few years. I would love to have this finished by November so that we can use it this winter.