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 fabrics😏.
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. 😅
Happy Quilting to all!!