Friday, April 4, 2014

Working my Way back to you

I've been going slow with projects lately...taking my time and not getting over committed.  And that's been good.  But I have this craving to work on a quilt...and I feel like another quilt along might be in order soon.  So...decisions decisions.

I have a book coming out soon...wait and see if anyone wants to quilt along with one of the patterns? But then I can't share dimensions and such and you would all have to order the book (but of course you were going to do that anyway right? lol )



The super Mario Brothers Quilt is hugely popular and gets a lot of interest from people...so do we tackle another iconic image?  In which case, what?!

Super Mario Brothers QAL

I love the Quiet Log Cabin Quilt I did and I think there was interest in making a quilt like that.  It's timeless and anyone can use their stash to make it.

Quiet Cabin Quilt

And then there is this new quilt that a friend found on Pinterest that I want to draw up in EQ and come up with directions for.  I wouldn't ever publish that because it is not my design, but it could be a great quilt along if others are interested.



Thoughts? Too busy?  I need a reality check and no one is doing quilt alongs anymore? You want to do every idea and wish we had already started?


Oh and I finished up the O Holy Night Paper Piecing Project...well the main top at least.  And I love it!  And thanks to a suggestion here I'm most tempted to figure out how to turn it into an advent calendar.  I love adding extra function and I think that would keep it as an heirloom that we SEE and use every year.  (And can I just say that I am SO on top of Christmas this year! lol)

Now I get to smell the roses and decide what to do from here. Officially complete.  #epicnativity

Too many seams to count, but TOTALLY worth it! #epicnativity 

34 comments:

  1. I think quilt alongs are super hot right now, so don't even hesitate to do one!

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  2. Uhh that book sounds awesome! how about a minecraft Qal? i'VE Been wanting to start one, just haven't had the time to design much......

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  3. I haven't seen many quilt alongs lately and I miss them. I always love having a group to sew along with.

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  4. sounds like a good idea to me x

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  5. Glad you got to the end of the nativity at last! QAL spring up all the time, pick one and go for it :o)

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  6. Ooh, the log cabin one is so pretty. :) I love your nativity too.

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  7. I love my SMB quilt and would try any QAL you set up! That cross quilt is beautiful. I've been looking for a design for my mom and that fits the bill perfectly.

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  8. I'm participating in "The Sassy Quilters Triangle Quilt Along" right now and I think if you do The Quiet Cabin Quilt I will be right with you. I love it!

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  9. I might join you for a minecraft quilt as well.

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  10. Minecraft is on FIRE, dear! That would be perfect if you're thinking in terms of "iconic image".

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    1. Would you believe that I know NOTHING about Minecraft? But it sounds like a lot of people would be interested in that if someone else wants to head that up.

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  11. YES!!! I want to make that yellow quilt too! Quilt Along's help me stay in the grove! Do it please!!!!

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    1. I really love that quilt too. Right now I think I'm leaning most towards the log cabin one followed closely by the star one.

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  12. I'm really looking forward to your book! It's sitting on my wish list at amazon just waiting to jump into my cart 'by accident'. ;) And I just finished a qal so I'm ready for another.

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  13. I believe you are right Angela, QALs have slowed down a bit. If you go with the Quite Log Cabin you will not loose. Especially this time of year when everything is in transition, and people are finding themselves super busy. Something simple and easy is just the thing.

    Shout out to Robin Correa...I was thinking the same thing too! That might be a great summer project like the Super Mario Brothers QAL.

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    1. If I made a minecraft quilt, I'm pretty sure my 11 year old son might actually talk to me in public. ;0)

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  14. I adore QALs. I like the idea of the book but love the idea of the log cabin. With the many many quilts I've made I've actially never made one of this which is funny because I've done a double wedding ring.

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  15. Quilt alongs aren't out of date. I just finished one, and am in the middle of two more. The Triangle Quilt along seems to have about 100 participants. I would like to do a quilt along, but I would like to do a paper pieced quilt or wall hanging. Your Christmas one is beautiful, but I wouldn't want to do that. I'm already doing two "picture" type paper pieced quilt alongs. It would be cool to do a paper pieced block quilt, if you understand what I mean.

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  16. You sound like you have busy! I have never done a Quilt Along and will need to eyes on you to see if this happens. Looking forward to the book reveal!

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  17. Minecraft is very popular in my household right now. We even attended a minecraft birthday themed party last week.

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  18. I would totally need to follow a Minecraft QAL

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    1. I'm so bummed that I don't know anything about Minecraft! It sounds like one of you guys should get a QAL going because there is so much interest.

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  19. I love the Quiet Log Cabin. And the christmas paper piecing is amazing.

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  20. I vote for the cover quilt of your book-I'm in love with it already. Your nativity scene turned out gorgeous. I'm going to have to find this because it would be perfect for my mother-in-law and my husband's aunt for Christmas.

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  21. I've been wanting to get in on a quilt along! I'd love to do a pixelated quilt, haven't done one before.

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    1. Pixelated Quilts are a lot of fun. I have all of the directions for the Mario blocks still up. You could always give one block a try to see if you like the idea...that way you can make the pieces a bit larger.

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  22. I would love to do the quiet log cabin. Not too difficult and it can be made in just about any size depending on how much time each person has.

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  23. i just finished a quilt along...would love to do another. Seeing the Mario quilt makes me think how much my boys would love a Minecraft quilt. However, I would much rather do your Quiet Log Cabin. Love it.

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  24. Oh, and the O Holy Night piece is beautiful!

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  25. What a beautiful log cabin! I love the holy night scene!

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  26. Minecraft is the only thing my kids talk about, although I would like to see a Doctor Who QAL. Anybody know of one?

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  27. An Advent calendar sounds like a great way to use and see that block every year.

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  28. I love the log cabin quilt--one of my favorites. As for the Mario Brothers quilt, what about My Little Pony or Smurfs?

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