I've been excited for this one to start, but with a few secret projects going on and two other quilt alongs as well, would I really have time? You never know till you give it a try...so with that being said, I picked out some fabrics and am happily waiting for the cutting instructions to be released this week. I decided to go with the baby quilt size.
As for the other QAL's I'm participating in...Meadow Mystery is up to date. Cheryl released the first set of piecing instructions last Thursday and I used this weekend to keep caught up on it.
I wasn't sure about the orange and blue together, until I pieced the blocks...I'm in love.
Next up is the Snowflake Shimmer QAL with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl. I don't actually have any pictures of my progress, but let's just say I'm pretty close to a pieced top. Maybe it will be a Friday finish? I'm feeling pretty optimistic about that.
Now for a sort of secret sewing project. My cousin contacted me a few weeks ago about making a quilt for her MIL for Christmas. We discussed a possible pattern and both agreed on one. I told her I would need a Jellyroll of fabric and if she would pick one out and have it mailed to me, I would get started on it. I hadn't heard from her since, so I thought maybe, I was off the hook. Then the other day, this showed up in my mailbox.
Looks like I need to get cracking. How many more days till the jolly ol' fat man comes to town? I'm kind of excited because it is a quilt I've wanted to make for a while now, but didn't really have a reason to.
Also arriving in my mailbox on the same day, was a surprise package from a very sweet quilting friend, Lisa from Sunlight in Winter Quilts. I met Lisa last year during the New Bloggers Blog Hop. We were even in the same hive together. I've enjoyed getting to know her for over a year now and hope that someday I can meet her. I cannot thank her enough for the sweet card and FQ's she randomly sent to me.
The FQ's are from a LQS in her area. I had commented on how beautiful they were when she had wrote about acquiring some for her stash. She remembered that I commented on loving the lace look of the fabric and decided to send me some! She even included a little something for Dave the Quilt Engineer as well. She is the best.
And I would like to give one other shout out before I wrap things up. This weekend concluded Lily Pad Quilting's 2016 Pets on Quilts party.
I look forward to his party every year. I love seeing all the different animals striking poses on all the beautiful quilts. I spend the entire year bribing my fur kids to do cute things. While, Miss Caroline Kitty Cat Meow Meow, Princess of the Fuzzy Butts (her name seems to be getting longer every time I post) didn't win in her category (though I may have fibbed and lead her to believe she did), I was one of the randomly selected winners. Thanks to Snoodles, Padsworth, DragonDrop and Fat Quarter Shop (not an affiliate link) for the wonderful gift certificate. Make sure you watch for Pets on Quilts for next year. Start taking pictures now!
And finally how about I close with an OMG for the month. My OMG is to simply quilt something. My poor Sweet Sixteen has been sitting idle since I finished my Heart Quilt for Pulse. She desperately wants to be used. I'm thinking it will be my round robin mini as soon as it makes it's way home. Honestly, though, I just want to quilt something. So hopefully that's not too vague of a goal.
I should probably stop writing and start sewing if I want to see some progress happening. Please tell me I'm not the only one that likes to do this to themselves.