Monday, 12 February 2018
Kits and Swaps and Quilt Alongs
I have a virus. It's kind of a weird one where you feel really sick sometimes and o.k. other times. I thought I was better on Friday but after a morning pulling together fabrics for bee day kits with some friends I was bushed. I think I'm getting better again now and I hope it lasts.
So I have made no progress on my February goal as yet, but I have made some progress on cutting kits when I wasn't lying in bed browsing the internet. I may have purchased a little too much fabric and I may have also purchased Cheryl and Paige's book of Plus Block patterns...and I may have signed up for a swap and a quilt along.
O.K. Well the swap is really easy. It's the quilted postcard swap organized by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and it's just the postcard, nothing else. She's even given us a tutorial on how to make them.
I had been resisting the Postcard from Sweden Quilt Along, but then Sandra told me that Mad About Patchwork was selling kits and my resolve melted away. Half of my resistance was sourcing all those colours of Kona. The other half of my resistance is trimming all those half square triangles. There is no way I'll have all those triangles together by the end of the month so I already know I'll be trailing behind.
Getting back to the kits, four of which are pictured above. We are really fortunate in my guild to have inherited a lot of fabric from a former members stash. We are able to put together really great quilt kits by combining her feature fabrics with other quild stash fabrics and some of our own fabrics to come up with some nice combinations. I'm really happy to destash some of my fabric into kits for donation quilts. The kit at the bottom of the photo is all from my fat quarters. Yay! Out with the old, in with the new.