Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Looking for a new quilty project???

It's the same old story! 

The new year starts off nice and fresh with promises to get some of those UFO's new projects, right???

Well, I am here to tempt you a little bit.

There is a new sew-along on  the blog of Molli Sparkles called The Honey Pot Bee. It looks interesting, so I'm in.  You can read about the first installment here.

There was a bonus "wild card" block released ahead of time and it was so quick. It also started off my year of trying my hand with a bit of improv piecing...

The second sew-along was one I just discovered this morning while checking out a post over at Sew Fresh Quilts.

This one is a quilt-along called Have A Jolly Little Christmas and you can see I have the "button" for this project over in the right-hand margin of this post. 

If you visit Lorna's page you will see all kinds of ideas of what can be done with this project....from tablerunner to full-sized quilt!

I had hoped to get some tidying done this week in my sewing room. I guess I kinda got side-tracked...

It was a lot of fun arranging the block on the design wall. There were a couple of blocks that stood out a bit much and I thought about replacing them....but then I got over it, lol.

My goal this month is to have this top sewn together for my #100days100blocks. I'm off to a good start!

I went to Quilt Junction with full intentions of buying some sort of grey for the sashing/binding. Well, for some reason a bolt of salmon-coloured fabric was just calling my name! Not sure how it will look in the end, but I think I'm going to love it! I have a feeling that this quilt will end up on my bed.

I did have to sew in the sashing on the top row....just to see....

This morning I started my day with a bit of embroidery on a Life is Beautiful block. 

I've been hating my stitches on my recent work on this block...

For example, I had stitched some fairly decent circles at a previous time (the lower two in the blue circle), but the other two were a mess. 

I've just realised that I'm using some weird needle....I must have pulled it from my little sewing case, but I don't know what that needle had ever been used for! I switched needles and that seems to have solved the problem. What a relief, as I had wondered if the bit of arthritis in my fingers was the cause.

I am linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.

Have a great day!....and let me know if I've tempted you with these new quilty projects!!!


  1. your work is lovely, I specially like the trees.

  2. Oh that colorful top with the salmon sashing is so beautiful ! Love from Belgium !

  3. I'd been wanting to play with those trees - and now you've convinced me! 8)
    I like the salmon a lot better than gray. (Not a fan of gray.)

  4. Love the 100 blocks project! That will be a great quilt when finished!

    I am so tempted by Lorna's 'Have A Jolly Little Christmas'. Must not go astray....

  5. Wow your 100 blocks look fabulous on the wall! I so wanted to get involved in that, as I have oh 15 done (X2, one quilt for each daughter is the plan) and there they for your 'wonky' circles, didn't notice a thing except for wow, so pretty! until you pointed it out. Angela Walters always says we only see our own mistakes. She's right!

  6. Lorna's project is tempting me too, as well as your Life is Beautiful blocks! Your 100 blocks are looking great.

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