My buddy, P, from over at The Way I Sew It, and I were discussing quilting one day (like what else?), and she asked me a very pertinent question: "What's on your quilting bucket list?" I had to laugh since I'd never heard the "some day" list referred to as a "bucket list". Yet upon further pondering I realized there is a subtle difference between the quilting "some day" list and a quilting "bucket list". The bucket list brings those quilts into sharp focus. These are the quilts you will try to make before you die. The "some day" list implies wishing and hoping that you'll take the time to make the quilts on the list, whereas the bucket list implies if you're really serious about making these quilts, you'd better quit wishing and hoping, and actually do something about it.
So I'm adding a new sidebar to my blog, called My Quilting Bucket List. The list will grow as I blog about the quilts I want to make. Today, I will add The Double String Pinwheel, designed by P at The Way I Sew It. (Seems only fitting that her quilt should be the first entry since she started this whole thinking process.)
This quilt appeals to me on so many levels. First, it is scrappy. I love scrappy quilts--all bright, cheerful, and fascinating. Simply, they make me happy. Secondly, it will be so cool to make a quilt designed by my dear friend. Lastly, the quilt incorporates string piecing, which I've always wanted to try.
As stunning as P's quilt is in red and blue, my curiosity about what it will look like using other color combinations is driving me to choose other colors. I haven't yet decided on which two. I've considered a cool combination like purple and green, and yet, I find the idea of purple and orange fascinating. Green and yellow might give it a spring feel. Ah, so many possibilities! However, my scrap box doth grow, so before long, I'll really need to get serious.
If you're interested, you can find the four parts of P's Double String Pinwheel tutorial here, here, here, and here.