Friday, June 18, 2010

Mulling the Quilting Bucket List: A Stack n Whack

Ah, the Quilting Bucket List. Such a good idea for getting focused (Thanks P.!).

Then the pressure set in. This is a Bucket List; not a "someday, wishing and a hoping" list. I can't just add my 400 or so "someday" quilts to my Bucket List. I mean let's be real here. If I'm lucky, I complete one quilt a year. Even if I get faster by improving my free motion quilting skills, I'm probably looking at only two quilts a year at best. And seriously, I'm not holding my breath on that.

So given those parameters, what is a reasonable number of projects to put on the Bucket List? I decided that number would be ten (a nice round number)--with the option of adding more if a Bucket List project becomes a WIP. And this is where the pressure came. I have to prioritize from 400 "someday" projects to 10 bucket list projects. Whew! It's not that easy.

Nevertheless, I have decided on another Bucket List project: A Stack n Whack quilt. I love the look, and sheesh, I've owned the book for 10-15 years. It might be good to get some use out of it. Right? Heck, I even have fabric for the project, also about 10-15 years old. Methinks this one is no brainer.

I didn't have to look far for inspiration. Cynthia at Home Matters 1st, recently posted a picture of her lovely Stack n Whack quilt. Isn't it gorgeous?

(photo courtesy of Cynthia at Thanks Cynthia!


  1. I've always been fascinated by Stack n Whack quilts. They remind me of kaleidoscope images that I loved so much as a kid, and still do. I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turns out. So tell me, when you buy fabric for one of these, how many different fabrics do you need, or do they all come from one print?

  2. You can do them either way. The first ones I saw, and the one that Cynthia made came from one print. If I remember correctly, my fabric is a large pink paisley on forest green. (I'll have to drag it out one day and look and see.) However, I do have a picture I ripped out of a magazine that looks like the gal used different fabrics that were color coordinated. (Or maybe her fabric was just very wild.)

  3. I actually have a Stack n Whack quilt languishing in my pile to be made!

    That one you show is beautiful.


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