Lynne at Lilly's Quilts asked us to share a project that has made up happy this last month.
The first things I thought of were the Dresden plates as part of her quilt along. I have LOVED playing with color, sewing and "hanging out" with the group online, but I didn't want to be a brown-noser... :)
Then I thought of the hexagon shaped quilt made from these beautiful pink and yellow fabrics. Can I say how much I love pink and yellow together. I even wrote a tutorial. (Seriously, sooo easy.)
But then I remembered this green note book. I have filled pages with notes, thought about it as I was falling asleep, playing with legos, making dinner and brushing my teeth. What is in this notebook? My master plan.
My master plan for taking myself (and hopefully others) though a year long series of quilt block tutorials. The first month we will cover the basics and start with a log cabin to make sure we are sewing an even 1/4 inch seam. Next, we will talk about color and value and do an around the world block to work on matching seams and then a value block to practice half square triangles. The series will build from simple to complex blocks and methods.
Some of the topics covered will be:
- Half Square Triangles
- Quarter Square Triangles
- Flying Geese
- Paper Piecing
- Inset and Y seams
- English Paper Piecing
- Improvisational Piecing
- Wonky Blocks
- Foundation Pieced Blocks
- Odd Shapes - apple cores, tumblers and hexagons
- Whole Cloth Quilting
The plan is that I would post a tutorial the first three Fridays of each month. The last week of the month will be a catch up week. If you are current on your blocks by the end of the month you could win a prize. (I know, soooo exciting!)
I hope to be able to face some of my fears and expand my quilting horizons. I would like to start in May, but I need to get the word out. And before I start getting the word out I need a name. What should I call this series? I was thinking of something along the lines of, "Just Try It!" or "A Taste of Quilting." But I am convinced there is a better name out there. Please, leave a comment and let me know if you would be interested in quilting along and what in the world I should call it.
Just for a laugh, here are some of the pictures that didn't make the large sized cut.
It does not include the ones that were immediately deleted! :)