I have decided that I should probably do a weekly roundup. I am participating in so many amazing quilt-a-longs and I want to share with everyone all these amazing quilters and resources!
I have been following the #citytilesQAL through QuiltyLove on Instagram and I am loving how my rainbow quilt is slowing coming together. I am about 3 blocks behind so I will be playing some serious catchup this week. For anyone that wants to join you should come on over to instagram and join the party! It will be a great quilt for adventurous beginners, lots of chain sewing and piecing going on.
Other fun stuff happening is the #12minisin12months sew along hosted by Knot and Thread. It’s self led so you can chose what mini quilt you make each month and then just post it to instagram with the #12minisin12months hashtag. Mini quilts are so awesome for new patterns that you want to try but don’t want to commit to a full size quilt. I like to use them to try out new techniques or practice my free motion quilting. My block this month is a heart for Valentines day, I threw it together last minute from some extra HST blocks I had from another project (hopefully on the blog soon!) and besides a few little silly mistakes I am happy with the way it turned out. The entries this month are incredible so I definitely need to up my game and try some new things!
The goal here is to fill a wall in my loft area upstairs. We have been in this house for almost 5 years and I have never been able to figure out what to do with that space or how to decorate it. We have a new couch coming for the space and I will slowly decorate it with the mini quilts, I am looking forward to showing you the progress on that!
I am also doing the Moda Bake Shop Layers of Love quilt with hopes to have the top pieced by this weekend. The Moda Bake Shop was an incredible resource when I was just starting out quilting and I am still on there all the time trying their free patterns. You really need to go over and take a look, its pretty incredible!
Stay tuned tomorrow for Block 5 & 6 for the Sew Ottawa Sew-a-long! The ladies there are doing amazing, so amazing that we are doubling up on some weeks so that we have more time at the end to chat about batting and quilting and binding and all that fun stuff! I can’t wait to see all the completed blocks (and quilts yay!!)