Wow, time flies when you are having fun. My twelfth block of the I wish You a Merry Quilt Along is complete. I went a bit off the directions with my display of the lights. It is windy outside and my lights are being blown all different directions. I kept with all my snowflake themed fabric. that I have collected over the years. I never thought that I would use them. Just always liked snowflake fabric. This quilt already looks festive and it is not even completed.
Now to figure out how to put them all together. Since completing the top is my one monthly goal, I should figure it out. I have a couple of ideas. Just not sure on which one aI will settle on.
I certainly do wish everyone a very festive and happy holiday season.
So the local quilt that I participate is making string blocks for quilts that they will sell at a fund raiser for the group. They pass out block kits to members. I made mine, but have a hard time imagining that I will like this quilt. It is a great way to use scraps for sure, but I am not sure I will like the end product. But, I guess I don’t have to like it, it is not for me. They used foundation paper from Missouri Star Quilt, which did make it simple and fast. They are wonky looking because they have not been trimmed.
Epic Fail on my one monthly goal this past weekend. I sat down and started to sew. I got about 12 inches and realized that something did not sound right. Yep. 5 trillion loops on the back side. Somehow my machine was suddenly threaded incorrectly. Of course i started pulling it out, but it is just not possible because I can’t really get to the underside of the quilt when it is on the frame. I think I will just have to go on and pull all of it out after I am finished and have taken the quilt out of the frame. Now I am mad at it (more myself) and don’t want to work on it. Ugh….
I went o my second quilt Guild meeting and I still like it. They are having a quilt supply only garage sale next month. Looking forward to getting rid of a few items i will never use. They are also have a Saturday all day machine quilting thingy. They have someone teaching free motion quilting or you can just sew whatever you like. Looking forward to a day not doing the usual Saturday activities. Fortunately, Kev is very supportive of these things. Always encourages me to get out of the house.
Treasure Your Family
If you are anything like me, you have purchased tons of quilting magazines and books. For me, I will pick up a magazine just to look at how others coordinate colors and just to get ideas. As a norm they cost form $5.99 to $9.99, which can get quite expensive. I have a graveyard of quilt magazines. Recently, I found Block Magazine. It is quarterly and costs $5.99 each issue. The thing is, it is as beautiful, or more so, that many quilt books I have purchased for 20-40$. Block Magazine is published by The Missouri Start Quilt Company. It has no ads. Imagine that. There are at least 10 projects with very complete instructions. Many use Fabric packs, but we all know that is just a suggestion you can really do anything you want. Honestly, I have not seen a more beautiful magazine for such a small price. No, they did not ask me to write this. I wanted to, just in case fellow quilters/sewers did not know about this magazine. This one is money well spent. I am working on collecting past issues also. As my daughter say “Just sayin”.