Thursday, January 7, 2016

Gosh darn it!

7 days... I was good for 7 days this year. Then... I checked e-mail this morning and saw one from sentimental stitches . She has an 1857 album quilt that she won that is gorgeous!

1857 Album quilt from sentimental stitches.com

She is offering 3-4 free blocks a month over the next 20 months to recreate this beautiful quilt. I love her patterns.... I started with the midget blocks (Jill, Angela and Ellen drew me into that one!) and have a stack of them sitting in a drawer hoping to be put together some day. Those were free on her website at one time and there are still a bunch out there for free. Then.... I purchased the midget appliqué blocks as a digital download. That was my hand work (or one of them!) last year and I have one block to make and then I can set them and get it to a top stage. And now...... darn it all... I saw the quilt and she drew me in again!

Deep breath..... it just gives me motivation to really finish off the blue sashing on my blocks this month so I can get to work on the NEW project =) I am going to swap out the red and cheddar in the quilt to be purple and yellow I believe. I think I have nice stacks of those colors on the shelf to fill in for this quilt. How is your willpower? Will you be joining in too?

7 comments:

  1. May you never lose your mojo for the midget blocks! Go for it! ~Jeanne

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  2. I saw it too and I plan to participate as well. So beautiful and so exciting!!!

    Where and when I will find the time for all the projects I have planned I have no idea! ;)

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  3. I downloaded it and I'm struggling between enchantment and reality :)

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  4. I'm downloading the patterns, but I'll wait to work on it until I have all the patterns. Haven't even thought about what color fabrics to use.

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  5. You're on your own their kiddo. It's a stunning quilt but my appliqué skills are pretty ordinary and I lose interest quickly. Much more fun to watch others create these masterpieces. The purple/yellow combo sounds good.

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  6. Downloaded the first three the other day :)

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  7. Downloaded the first three the other day :)

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