Friday, January 17, 2020

FOMO? Start-itis???

FOMO....Fear Of Missing Out

Start-itis...a term I discovered at some point on Kathy's blog at Kathy's Quilts.

I'm trying to diagnose which of the two I am plagued with. I think I have to come to terms with the fact that it may be both!

I've been tempted lately with a new sewalong offered on Instagram called the Scrap Bag Sampler.

You can see all about it using the hashtag #scrapbagsampler. There will be a small block released every Friday and in the end we will incorporate all the blocks into a bag pattern that we will be given.

There are a few quilters involved in the designing of the blocks. I am choosing to follow @justsewsue. To read all about it you can have a look at her introductory post on her blog, which you can find HERE.  Then you can check out the first two weeks' blocks...the second of which was released today.

Here is my block for Week 2...

I am going to use mostly Alison Glass scraps...and once I picked my fabrics it literally took about 10 minutes to complete.

I will do Week 1 sometime today or is a small strip of flying geese done by paper-piecing. Again, should be quick and painless!

Please, join me, won't you? would make me feel so much better!!

I can't remember if I came across this one on my own, or if my friend (SS) pointed me in the direction....I just hope to lure her in with this post!


I mentioned in my New Year's post that I was finally, after a few years, beginning my Halo quilt, designed by Jen Kingwell.

I was pretty nervous about this one, but I've finished two blocks and I'm going to love it! 

Here is the first block...

The blocks are 9" and my goal will be to complete 2 per week.


I finally finished quilting my Queen's Garden just to sew down the binding.

The feathered border was a whole lot of fun to do. I'll try to get a shot of the complete top for a future post.

Life is just starting to feel like normal. We had guests all last week from Alberta....and had a big Christmas meal on Saturday since we finally had the whole family together. 

Luckily I got a couple of decent pictures of all the grandchildren together. I don't think they've ever all been in the same place at the same time!

Have a great day!...I'll be trying to get a few things done before our forecasted snowstorm tomorrow.

I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?.


  1. It will be fun to see your Halo project evolve. I've got one up on my design wall and go to it between other projects - I'm loving it. Are you sewing it by machine or by hand?

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