I am inspired by the ideas out there to challenge our use of scraps or our stash. I started my quilting this year with the Scraps-Along challenge from A Quilting Life. The January challenge here is Jelly Rolls so I am working on a Jelly Rings pattern from Quilty Love using Wander from Joel Dewberry. It’s coming along great, despite the mathematical mishap when I started. I’m making this quilt from yardage actually, rather than a precut Jelly Roll. So I miscalculated my strips and ended up with exactly half of the prints cut that I needed. It was a quick stop by back at the cutting table to get me back on track. It’s coming along nicely and this was a great challenge for me as I don’t often make quilts from strips.
Happy New Year! I love the start of a new year. A fresh new planner waiting for thoughts and ideas. And there are just so many great ideas out there to fill it with!
Like many others out there I am joining the APQ UFO Challenge for the year. I’ve got my 12 UFO’s all laid out. January’s challenge is to complete the second UFO on your list. For me that is a Bushel and a Peck pattern using the adorable Woodland Secrets line. This is the next project that I plan to tackle and I hope to get into this one next week.
As I’m planning out my year and thinking about my quilting time and projects that I’ve been wanting to make, I’m also going to add my own challenge to the works for this year. I have a toddler and therefore know that I have a limited amount of time to sit down and actually get some quilting done. I am a lover of precuts and charm packs are just the perfect pack of inspiration from a line of fabric. To add to that, I absolutely adore the Thimble Blossoms patterns, and conveniently there is an adorable mini version of almost all of these beauties that uses charm packs! So, you guessed it, I am going to challenge myself to do one Thimble Blossoms Mini quilt each month.
Here is what I have planned for mini quilts for the year.
January – MINI Spools
February -MINI Dwell
March – MINI Swoon
April – MINI Puddle Jumping
May – MINI Little Star
June – MINI Round & Round
July – MINI Fireworks
August – MINI Saltwater
September – MINI Rise and Shine
October – MINI Handmade
November – MINI Vintage Holiday
December – MINI Vintage
Many of these (full or mini) have been on my “Patterns I Want to Make” list for a very long time and I’m excited to get started! Quilting is always more fun with a friend. : ) Let me know if you’d like to join in!
If you’ve got more time that I and want to embark on the full size patterns you’re welcome to join and share as well.
Happy New Year and Happy Quilting!
Please note that this is a personal challenge and I am not affiliated in any way with Thimble Blossoms.