Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Fun Summer Projects!

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.  

You're welcome!


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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....

Debbie Huber said...

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)

audrey said...

Too funny! Being a bad influence on the rest of us without any guilt pains whatsoever.:)

Deanna W said...

And you're not going to start anything new?? What willpower. That mystery looks interesting!

Kevin the Quilter said...

You are hilarious Kathy! Thanks for the shout out!