I've been very proud of myself to not have joined any Sew Along's for a while--and you know I find it hard to resist a Sew Along.
And there are plenty of them to resist!
I've resisted the Quilty 365 SAL (an applique circle each day), only because I've already done something similar.
|Several years back, Pat Sloan hosted a "strip" a day SAL for a year. I managed to finish that quilt in time to have it included in her book "Favorite Techniques".|
That was fun, but it got a little difficult to come up with a new fabric that felt like a reflection of each day, so I started a Strip Search Box at our guild meetings. If you added strips, you could take strips. I don't think I could have finished the quilt without that Strip Search Box.
And how cute are those tiny blocks from Temecula Quilt Company's "We Wish You a Mini Christmas" SAL on their blog?? I will resist...
Then there's the Moda Block Shuffle. Okay, I have been saving the patterns in a folder on my desktop, but there has been no sewing yet.
And, of course there is the Mother of SAL's--Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery. Allietare has been the most difficult to resist because so many others are showing their progress and it uses scraps and I'm so weak....
I'm also embarrassed that I have two unfinished BH mysteries, so until those are completed, I won't let myself start the latest one--no matter what....maybe...
|But...check this out! The 365 Challenge SAL from Australia.|
How about 365 labor intensive blocks--one a day for a year???
I know some quilter's that have attempted this feat (yes, you Denise!!) but have fallen by the wayside before the year is out.
I know it's crazy, but I am soooooo tempted to give it a try!!
It's definitely a challenge and there is no way I would be able to complete all the blocks in one year, but it would be fun to give it a go, right??? This SAL begins next year.
Inspiration (alternate colorways) HERE
The Facebook page HERE
Happy Birthday block (to be subbed for the daily block if it's your birthday)HERE