I really hadn’t done many quilt alongs in the past but I did have a great time over the summer participating in Lori Holt’s Red Sampler Quilt Along. I ended up with a great quilt after everything was finished too.
It did drag on a bit and I was really ready for it to be done by the time it was all finished.
I’m currently doing the American Quilters project. This one is really dragging along for me. With only making one block a month, it’s a little slow…but, I am so excited for the finished project that it’s making the slow pace worth it.
I’ve learned to do it a bit more my way and making three blocks every three weeks. It seems a little less slow that way.
Now I heard about an upcoming quilt along that has me so tempted to jump in. Do you remember… when I reviewed the book Oh Scrap! It’s a book by quiltmaster Lissa Alexander. I loved the book the day I got it and I’ve loved it ever since. It was a book I told myself “I could make every quilt in this book”.
But have I??
I made one quilt from the book. It was a baby quilt. I loved it and thought I’d even make another baby quilt with the same pattern, but have I? No.
So…what better reason than to join this quilt along? I could live up to my original thought and make LOTS of quilts from this book.
The only problem, the quilt along isn’t for my very favorite quilt in the book. This one.
Yes, it’s a good quilt but seriously… If I could pick, I wouldn’t pick this quilt from the book. I’d pick this one…
or this one…
or this one…
or this one…
or the cover quilt.
I told you this book had lots of great quilts.
Well then when I looked up more about the quilt along, I saw the quilt along quilt done in different colors and the design changed a bit as darker colors were included. (Picture from ModaLissa’s blog)
Aren’t the colors in this awesome??? You can read all about the fabrics she used and the details of how many fat quarters are needed on her blog HERE.
I love the quilt all scrappy like this. I like darker colors put in where the original, was light-colored fabric. Hmm. This is so tempting. I’m not feeling like a Christmas quilt but I think I’d love to make it in a different color scheme. Hmm.
The schedule looks like it wouldn’t be long and drawn out…
– Wednesday, October 6th- Yardages and cutting
-Wednesday, October 13th- 4 patches
-Wednesday, October 20th- 9 patches
-Wednesday, October 27th – Center Blocks
-Wednesday, Nov. 3rd – Sidebars
-Wednesday, Nov. 10th – Assemble Blocks
Break for Thanksgiving
-Wednesday, Dec. 1st – Sashing
-Wednesday, Dec. 8th – Assemble Quilt top
AH…I just don’t know. Do I start another project? Do I stay focused on my UFOs and what I already have going on?
Are any of you doing this? Are any of you tempted like I am? I should probably get going if I’m going to do this after all the start date is here.
That’s what is tempting me…
You can find the book HERE. It really is a great book. Pictures of all of the other quilts in the book can be seen by following the link. Hmm.