I am trying to juggle LOTS of projects at once. I had sworn myself off of getting caught up sewing too many blog projects this year and not concentrating on sewing things I love…. Well that lasted about one day.
I was reading Tazzie Quilts blog and she was telling about Barbara Brackman’s new project…a quilt blog dedicated to making a quilt during this year, the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. I hoped over to Barbara’s new blog Civil War Quilts…and I am in love already. Barbara is telling little snips of history of the times and giving the pattern and instructions for a new block each Saturday for the rest of the year! Ya-hoo! I am a Civil War junkie so this is PERFECT for me. Here’s the first block….trust me, I’ll be over next Saturday to get the next installment.
I am also caving into the appeal of Patchwork Times’ monochromatic quilt challenge. Each month Judy is picking a new color and we are supposed to work on projects with that color. Well…as I said in the beginning of this post, I promised myself I would only sew projects I love this year…not get sucked into all the projects other bloggers are doing well….I am caving a bit again. See my block….Judy picked yellow for January. Here’s my yellow block. The only problem…that block is one on MANY in the Dear Jane quilt. I am making a commitment to make the 4 bright yellow blocks in the quilt this month. I know it’s not much, but it’s a start. I am following the blog That Quilt, to help me. Considering how I HATE paper piecing, this was an undertaking for me so it will be SLOW….like a 10 year project.
I have a quilt off the quilting machine and ready to be bound.
I am also still working on my Quiltville mystery quilt, Roll, Roll Cotton Ball. So far, I LOVE it.
That’s what I’m working on…to see more projects, check out design walls at Patchwork Times.