Monday, January 22, 2024

Triple the fun!

 A wise old owl told me not to partake in more than 3 sew-a-longs this year. It is the third week in January and so far, I have been able to stick to his advice. Sew-a-long number 1: Corinne and Cecile's "animal" theme for 2024 has proven to be a really fun project. I don't think it will use up as much of my wool collection as I had hoped, but maybe I will donate some of the leftovers to my local group (which will of course allow room for new fabrics๐Ÿ˜. 


Sew-a-long number two is actually a doll quilt swap on Instagram hosted by Linda Collins (Quilts in the Barn). I am having a blast with this one. Linda's suggestion was to make something that you would love to keep for yourself. Mission accomplished! I adore this one. It has over 60 difference "conversational" fabrics from my ancient stash. I used this wonderful "French General" fabric called "Bon Voyage" which seemed appropriate as it will be traveling soon. I kept the blue width of the fabric while quilting so it would fit nicely in the hoop, but that will be trimmed off in the end. 

And, the third project is an Instagram sew-a-long with Taryn Falkner (Repro Quilt Lover) called "Tiny Nine patch challenge". I will be doing this in the potholder method in 7" blocks with 9 nine patches in each block. The nine patches themselves finish at 1 1/2". Taryn posts 10 little gems each Monday and I will try not to complete one 7" block a week so that I will be finished by December 31. This will replace my circle a day habit from 2023. ๐Ÿ˜… 


I'm trying not to be so hard on myself for being such a bad blog reader and commenter! If I can get to one post a week and read a few blogs a day, I will be forming a new and better habit! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜… 

Happy Quilting to all!!

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Corinne and Cecile quilt-a-long 2024

 Is it really January 13 already?? I am participating in Cecile and Corinne's (Patchwork_Inspirations) annual quilt-along again this year. This year the theme is animals. I was really excited about this announcement since I have been wanting to make an animal quilt for some time utilizing the extensive collection of wool that I have been hoarding, I mean collecting, for some time. I started on January 1, but it has taken a few days ๐Ÿ˜‚ for me to get to this post! 


In 2012, I participated in the American Quilt Study Group's "Colonial Revival Quilt Study" project. I copied this vintage quilt found in Maine and made this little quilt with vintage feedsacks.


It was published in the book, "Revival!, A Study of Early 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts". I have been wanting to do one in wool ever since. 

Thank you Cecile and Corinne for giving me the nudge I needed. I will be doing it in the potholder method (of course๐Ÿ˜). I am excited to reveal the back at the end of the project to give everyone a little chuckle. 

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year full of quilty goodness!