Here are the ones I've been eyeing lately:
Celestial Star: Diane at from blank pages
Diane is having a very intense QAL on her blog in conjunction with this pattern release. Everything you could ever want/need to know about paper piecing, you can learn from her posts. I am amazed by what she is putting together over there. On top of it, her design is just beautiful. I'm not sure I have it in me to actually paper piece an entire quilt from this pattern, but I really want to. It's beautiful. I purchased the pattern a couple weeks ago. Now I just need to commit.
This post on color and design and this post on fabric selection are particularly great to start out the QAL. Diane designed the layout below. As soon as I saw it I loved it. Then I noticed she mentioned in her comments that she thought I or Faith from Fresh Lemons would like it. I guess she has me pegged because this design was what made me want to buy her pattern. I love this layout!
|Source: Diane Bohn--From Blank Pages|
Orange You Glad: Emily from Crazy Old Ladies
I have had the opportunity to get to know Emily through our local Modern Quilt Guild. She is as funny as she is talented. When she brought this quilt into guild months ago, I wanted to make it. Problem is, it's applique, and I'm not an applique kind of girl. It's never appealed to me, but I love how she puts this quilt together. It's simple, no raw edges, and the quilting tacks down the applique. Emily created a tutorial to share her technique.
|Emily Herrick: Crazy Old Ladies|
Tessellation: Alison Glass
I love this one! There's not much else to say. I'm thinking solids. Love it so much!
|Source: Alison Glass Designs|
Modern Maples: by Amanda Woodward-Jennings
I know this quilt pattern came out a few years ago, and everyone else has already made theirs, but I've wanted to do it for some time now. I have some shot cottons that would be great for a perfect autumn quilt. The pattern is free over at Lark Crafts.
|Source: Lark Crafts|
Metro Twist: Sew Kind of Wonderful
I had the chance to meet the Sew Kind of Wonderful sisters just two months at the Small Town Quilt Show. They are adorable, fun and talented. This is one of my favorite patterns made with their Quick Curves Ruler. It's on the list as well.
|Source: Sew Kind of Wonderful|
What is on your quilting bucket list? I could always use more suggestions!