We all do it - I think that's part of being a quilter - thinking about the next projects while you work on another one. My red applique is coming right along with just one more block to do and then the sashing. I actually am anxious to get to Hop to It and also thinking about this old reproduction quilt that was one by Nancy Page that was published weekly in newspapers. From Sentimental Stitches (I gave you a link to that site in the post about Leslie's schlep bags and you can read their information if you enlarge the picture), I ordered this pattern for the Laurel Wreath quilt.
Here is an article with patterns for some of the birds and the wreath that I took from an old Quilters Newsletter Magazine in 2002. These are such cutie pie birdies.
Three more of the birdies and the wreath pattern.
The pattern for the quilt is on a dvd and it has all of the flowers and birds so you are able to print them and trace your pieces. I am mulling over in my mind what fabrics I want to use. First thought is Aunt Gracie type on some sort of a really cool background which is what the original quilt is. I have also thought it might be great in Kaffe Fassett fabrics in the manner they are doing quilts on http://gloriousapplique.blogspot.com/. That may be a tad wild, though. Solids might be very pretty, also. Or just all sorts of scraps. Fun to think about! (Click to enlarge)