I kept up with my sew-along blocks for this week.
The February block instruction were posted at Country Threads. So far, these blocks are pretty easy and the big ones use up a lot of that stash fabric!
|No green homespun in the stash. Well, not one that I liked.|
The Temecula five week sew-along post went up on Friday. I'm not a fan of the square in a square block, since mine usually end up skewed, but I went heavy on the sizing and they came out okay.
I haven't decided what fabric I will use between the rows.
Surprisingly, my Grandmother's Choice block went together like a dream. It took longer to select fabrics than it did to sew up the block.
|Block 23 Girl's Joy|
I enjoy reading the Barbara Brackman Civil War Quilts blog, but (so far) have refrained from starting any of the blocks for the Dixie Diary quilt. I am REALLY tempted to do this one though. If I start now, I would only be two blocks behind!
|Dixie Diary Quilt|
features a heart or star in each applique block.
Since I worked ahead on the Jo Morton Yahoo group Leesburg sew-along, I won't need to make any blocks for a few more weeks.
So many sew-along's--soooo little time!
It's always a lot of fun to participate in a sew-along, but I am trying to resist getting in over my head.
|Lori's Row-Along: Row 10|
And if you missed out on the Just Takes 2 Red and White sew-along last year, they are starting a new one this month. It features twenty School House blocks with a space for different pieced designs.
I really had to give myself a stern talking to so I wouldn't start cutting fabrics for this one. I already have an unfinished top with the same idea: Ryokan. But the schoolhouse version is fun and would look great scrappy (stash burner!).
|Ryokan: Still not quilted!|
|find instructions for these blocks HERE|
I know that are lots of other sew along things going on, but I am trying my best to avoid adding more to my list!
Okay, I may be making a Dixie Diary block--but just one. Maybe more.....