New projects: We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler Quilt-Along
This QA features three blocks per month, each one selected to teach certain quilting skills. It’s a quilt class and a quilt-along, two for the price of one. Perfect for beginners or those who just want to brush up (click here for more info). Our first block was this basic log cabin.
I think I’ve already mastered the skills being taught here—accurate cutting and a 1/4″ seam. But would you believe I’ve never made a log cabin block like this? Nope. I’ve made plenty of wonky, drunk-love-style blocks (like this one, this one, and this one), but never a good old-fashioned l.c. And this is exactly why I wanted to do this quilt-along. I taught myself to quilt almost entirely by reading blogs. While it’s a fun and effective way to learn, I’m guessing I’ve missed things here and there. : ) Or maybe, just maybe, I’m doing a few things “wrong.” Since Leila’s quilt-along is as close as I’m likely to get to a basic quilting class, it seems like time well-spent.
Ongoing projects: Warm Cool Quilt-Along
266 HSTs, sewn, pressed, and trimmed. I’m now seeing HSTs in my sleep. The top is this close to being done, so stay tuned.
Farmer’s Wife Quilt-Along Click here for this week’s blocks. I’m all caught up on this one.
Completed tops awaiting quilting: Hope Valley (the original Supernova)