It’s Worldwide Quilting Day – woot! woot! As has become tradition here at Snip-Itz, I’m using the this day as an opportunity to revisit the list of quilts I want to finish for myself before I die, my “Quilt Bucket List”, as it were.
INT. SEWING ROOM – NIGHT
It’s cold. Our protagonist, DEIDRE, mid-40s, covered in thread from a long day sewing, is looking to rest by the fire.
Which of the quilts I finished last year should I curl up with?
There’s my Sherlock inspired “Home Sweet Holmes” quilt, with the life-size door from 221B Baker Street. Or the “Out of the Blue” quilt I made because of my love of Doctor Who – vworp vworp, indeed. Or maybe I should visit the Grinch with my “Down in Who-Ville” quilt. Who says Christmas must come only once a year?
Making her choice, she sits in a nearby chair.
I had so much fun creating these 3 quilts! I’d been planning them for a long time, so finally finishing them feels great. But with these done, I have room on my list for a couple of new projects. What to start on next?
- A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy design featuring the phrase “Don’t Panic”, with terry cloth toweling for the back (of course)
- A Monk–inspired quilt created with 10 blocks designed to look like suit jackets in brown tweed (and yes, they will be perfectly pieced. It’s a blessing and a curse.)
- Using Spell-It with Moda letter blocks, a March Madness pattern showcasing NCAA basketball tournament phrases (i.e. Final Four, The Big Dance)
- A Mermaid quilt of clamshell blocks – maybe shaped to resemble a mermaid tail instead of the traditional quilt rectangle?
BACK TO SCENE
Wow! That’s a lot of new quilt ideas! And it doesn’t even take into account the One in a Minion quilt, the memorial quilt for my beloved cat, Steven Tyler, the I ❤ Ewe sheep quilt and the Merry Mustache quilt – all projects I’ve already started to some degree.
She starts to stand.
Well, I better get busy if I want to finish all these before I die. Ha, ha!
Walking towards her sewing machine, the camera pans over her shoulder. In the shadowy corner of the sewing room, a giant seam ripper slowly turns towards her…