Saturday, January 12, 2019

2019 is under way!

With the New Year comes new goals, quilt alongs, BOM and projects. I have set some goals this year and joined some quilt alongs and BOM. Hopefully I didn't do too much! 
It is so hard to resist! 
One of my goals is to make charity blocks for Covered in Love. You can read more about this charity at Kat & Cat Quilts. Every 2 months, the block changes. For January and February the block is a variation of a string block. 
Here are my blocks that I will send to Covered in Love.
I will continue the monthly Rainbow Scrap Challenge hosted by So Scrappy. January's color is red. This year I will make the reverse rainbow starburst block.
You can find the tutorial here.
I will link up to Scrappy Saturday.
I also joined the Quiet Play Pattern Club. Each month, around the 15th, 3 patterns will be released and emailed. One word block, one picture block and a bonus block from her favorites. Quiet Play is known for her foundation pieced, rainbow, geometric blocks. I'm excited to get started!
I was intrigued by the Bitty Block Follow-A-Long over at Quilt Art Designs. I love the challenge of working with tiny pieces (and it was a challenge!) This is another paper pieced block project. 
This month the Bitty Block is a Tiny Bee.

I will also be doing the Block of the Month Optical illusion with Nine Patch blocks over at Heleen Pinkster Quilt DesignIt appears that you just make this at your leisure as I don't see a link up for it. I haven't pulled fabrics for this yet. 
I like the optical illusion challenge of this quilt!
The last BOM I'm interested in is Scandinavian Flowers over at Angie's Bits and Pieces. This is an applique BOM which is not usually my thing but I will be away from my sewing room for 2+ weeks in February and I thought that I could practice this skill. I will get January and February blocks ready before I leave to bring with me. Time to perfect this skill!
I also started a medallion quilt. I don't have pictures yet. This is a quilt that I have had in my head for a while. Materials were purchased back in late summer/fall. Stay tuned. 
 Of coarse, I need to catch up on quilting the quilts left from 2018. 
I did finish Dog 'n Quilt, one of my Rainbow Scrap quilts. 
In this picture you can see the stand that my hubby got me for Christmas. I can hang my quilts to make taking photos easier!
The quilting is a simple straight line, 1" apart and stitched in the ditch around the dog. 
The back is a purple floral from my stash.
This quilt was made entirely from scraps and stash. Yay! 
It finished at 43" x 53" and will be donated to charity. 

4 comments:

  1. Combining blocks for CiL with RED sewing for the RSC worked out well. Thanks for the link for your Star block and congrats on completing your Dog quilt!

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  2. I am so glad i joined RSC2019. Every linked quilter adds so many fresh ideas. I love your blocks! I have cut my backgrounds and reds for the CiL block drive and segregated the short strings I need to get them started but haven't started stitching yet.

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  3. Hi Dawn,
    How cool that your DH got you a stand for taking pictures. It seems to me he actually got himself a stand . . . so he doesn't have to hold up quilts for you to take pictures. Did he make it or is it purchased? If the later, I'd love to know where to find it. And your Dog n' Quilt is so cute. It's so reflective of real life. Great goals - there are so many fabulous things to participate in, and ours do not overlap at all. Which, of course, makes me want to add a few additional goals to my already lengthy list. ~smile~ Roseanne

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Sweet sentiments