Happy July 4th to my American friends!
There are some new projects starting in quilt land if you're in the mood for something new. I love starting new quilting projects and it's especially hard to resist when projects are scrappy because I probably have everything I need to make it. I wouldn't have to buy anything and could use up more "deep stash" (the old stuff). But I really want to work on the projects that I am in the middle of because I like them and want to see them become finished, useable quilts. So I am trying really hard to resist new starts at the moment. I tell myself that time is a finite resource, and I'm not going to live forever.
It's especially hard to resist these three projects because I LOVE mystery quilts.
But YOU ... maybe YOU have a vacation coming up and don't have any plans except to sew and relax. Here are some fun projects to consider:
Alycia is starting a new Quilt of Valor mystery on July 5th. She says that each weekly clue will take you one hour to sew and you'll have a finished quilt before you know it!
Sherri at A Quilting Life is hosting a scrappy sew along based on one of her grandmother's quilts. It will be a full sized scrappy quilt made of larger pieces. Two steps have already been posted so it's not to late to join in.
Kevin has started a mystery quilt called Sapphire Stars. It will be 70" x 90" and designed to use up colour groupings of scraps. Clue #1 has already been posted and future steps will use the tri-recs rulers.
I'm doing Kevin's mystery. I've not done a mystery quilt before. I like to know what I'm doing before I start (in case I want to change colors) but, with Kevin's, I know it will usually be a quilt I can make for Quilts of Valor. Now to start cutting and sewing....
Not like we need any more projects to do?
But Meadow Mist Designs is also starting a mystery on July 6. ( for the 1st Thursday of every month)
Too funny! Being a bad influence on the rest of us without any guilt pains whatsoever.:)
And you're not going to start anything new?? What willpower. That mystery looks interesting!
You are hilarious Kathy! Thanks for the shout out!
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