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 completed....no 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!!!




8 comments:

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

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

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  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.)

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  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....

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  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 sit...as 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!

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  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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