But first, I am so excited to join in on a sew-along with the Quilter's Planner folks.
1. I have never participated in a full quilt sew-along before.
2. I have never joined in an Instagram group of any kind.
Yea for trying new things!
THAT would be why I am so excited. Plus it is a beautiful quilt with an amazing group of people.
Stephanie at Late Night Quilter has a post explaining all about the sew-along HERE. And Kitty at Night Quilter has one HERE as well. And of course, @thequiltersplanner and #QP2016sewalong.
The quilt we will all be making is the Scrappy Picnic Plaid quilt by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced.
It is so lovely and I can't wait to dig through all my scraps this weekend to pick out my colors. I am really tempted to do a dark version with black instead of white. Partly because I barely have any white in my stash/scrap bin and party because I just love rainbow on black. But, I am also worried about that because I haven't done anything like this before and maybe I should just stick with the pattern. I guess we will see once I start pulling the colors out. I am, however, determined to buy zero additional fabric for this. :)
You can see all of my Instagram posts about the sew-along @adreamandastitch.
There are absolutely going to be some beautiful,scrappy, rainbow photos for all the fabric eye-candy lovers out there.
In other news, progress has been made this week on the Crown Royal quilt. It is just about ready to put together. I only have to decide if it wants sashing between the blocks to increase the size.
It is only 20 12"blocks and is for a larger guy. What do you guys think? Is sashing a good option to increase the size? And maybe a little bit of a border too? I'll have to find a photo of the whole block, so you can get an idea what I am working with. You can see a bit of it in the background of this photo.
Ick. I need to clean and soak my mat.
I did some skill-building paper piecing too.
It was a bit messy. A little above my skill level. Such tiny pieces! But I know the finished project was a success, because I have had two more requests for duplicates. The pattern was one I found on Craftsy. Witchy Toes by Trillium Design.
Just look how tiny some of those pieces are!
I got some free motion quilting done on my beach blanket too. It is coming along nicely I think. Just a simple meander.
I need to remember to balance my photos to get rid of that yellow.
I decided to pin baste this quilt and use my kitchen floor and masking tape. It worked really well besides having sore knees after. I usually just spray baste and use my tabletop and do a section at a time. The pinning didn't take as long as I thought it would and I think I came up with better results.
This post is getting exceptionally long and I should probably stop now and save more for another day. :)
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