I have decided that in addition to the sibling quilts, I'm long over-due to make some Niece & Nephew quilts. Graduations and weddings have come and gone w/o a quilt :( While I'm still busily planning 2 more original masterpiece quilts for the sibs, I've started on some Stash Quilts and UFO's.
Here's a sneak peak of the quilt for Ashley in NH. It's a Lisa Bongean design called Garden of Stitches. I thought the sawtooth border around each flower was too busy, and went for a much brighter color scheme. I borrowed a quilting technique from Hawaiian applique. I pieced this into 4 quarters which are being lap quilted then combined when all but the joining 2" or-so of each is done. I'm nearly done with the first quarter. The applique was a long-term doctor's office project. I only worked on it while waiting for appointments, and when I was driving a family member for chemotherapy. Subsequently, I sometimes refer to this as "the chemo quilt".
Ashley in CA will someday get a Double Irish Chain out of the blue fabric stash. The blue print was leftover from a snowflake quilt. The fabric had big sections missing out of it from fussy cutting, which has made for interesting strip piecing. The solid medium blue was the color of the girl's room (back at the time they shared a room) that was used for a variety of pillows.
Also on the top of my "to do" list are an Aspen quilt for Jesse, and a Black & White quilt for David. But right now, I'm trying really, really hard to only have 3 projects going at one time: One applique, one quilting & one piecing.