Ok, that's an exaggeration. I just retired and decided that this year I need to expand my quilting horizons.
Until last year I was a once a decade quilter -- making a quilt a decade since the 60s and assorted paper pieced miniatures. Last year in making a quilt I decided I needed to learn FMQ so I could do more than STID. Since then I have quilted 35 baby quilts for charity for practice. Most of those were quite simple so I could concentrate on the quilting.
Now that I have retired I want to work on my piecing and learn other scary things. So far my plans include:
- Fuzed applique
- Needle turn applique -- taking a class next week. I am terrified of all hand work.
- Ohmigosh quilt -- work on piecing accuracy but also I just love little blocks
- 60 degree triangle quilt ( http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2011/04/chopsticks.html).
- Pinwheels- points, points, points
What other patterns/skills do you suggest I put on my agenda that will help me learn?