And I love it. I don’t know about you, but I have a serious weakness when it comes to signing up for on-line Challenges, BOMs, Blog-hops and just about anything else that allows me to connect with other like-minded creative quilters.
Today I’m especially excited to share a bunch of things with you guys. First…I got a package in the mail just a few minutes ago from my QuiltCon 2018 “Make a Mini, Make a Friend” swap partner. I’m going to open it right now. Here goes…this may take a few minutes, its taped up pretty good. Go get a coffee and come back, I should have it open by then.
Ta Da. Here it is.
Thank you so much Nancy B., for the mini quilt and the pretty card that came with it. It will have a happy home in my sewing room, where I spend many hours every day. And you must have been reading my mind….I love bold floral fabrics. Great choices.
I’m sure I posted about a gazillion photos of the mini quilt I sent to Nancy on Instagram, but being the hopeless self-promoter that I am, I had to post another one. Check it out here.
FYI I was totally inspired by a mini quilt I saw on Pinterest designed by Jen at mjandco-quilting.blogspot.ca. and all the credit for this great mini belongs to her. Click here to see her version Don’t you love this wonky star idea. It spoke to me. Actually it woke me up in the middle of the night, poking at my brain, and wouldn’t let me go back to sleep until I decided to make it.
FYI, I took the picture before I decided to continue blogging and sharing my stories at Freckled Fox Quiltery. (Which is, of course, why its watermarked GRANNYcanQuilt, rather than Freckled Fox Quiltery.)..sigh.
On February 5, 2018 I posted about another challenge that I’m involved in. You can read about it here. Its called #30QuiltDesignChallenge2018. Its home is on Instagram. If you have a few minutes, you should check it out. I’m not sure if I’ll make it through this one. It’s a challenge that is OMG so so freaking challenging. Probably because there are a whole lot of incredibly talented folks taking part in this one and they are all bringing their “A” game. Seriously what was I thinking when I thought I could design 30 original quilt blocks before mid-April. Here are the last few I posted on Instagram in no particular order.
I have eight done so far…which explains why I changed my goal to try to get 10 done before the end of February. Please cross your fingers and toes that the design fairies will shine on me over the next few days.
AND THEN THIS HAPPENED:
Yesssiree Bob it’s another blog hop. Its called Wish Upon a Star and it makes me smile. This one runs from May 21 to May 25, 2018. My date to post a “star anything” on my blog is May 24 and Holy Heck Hermione, I am so ready for this one. I received 14 beautiful wonky stars in the mail over the last few weeks (because of a wonky star block exchange that I recently took part in) and now I know exactly what I’ll do with them. I’ll make them into either a wall hanging or a baby quilt and Bob’s Your Uncle, I’ll be ready to go. I betcha you have some stars in your closet that don’t have a home yet. If so, you should enter this blog hop. Go and visit Carol at Just Let Me Quilt to get all the details. And of course, come back regularly to see how I’m doing.
Holy Cow, there is another one…
It’s a whole new adventure for me. Its called a “Row Along” and I’m planning to devote a whole post or 10 to it as I go along. I am beside myself with excitement and just a wee bit anxious because this one is really going to test me. Thank goodness I have a few months to get ready and choose my happy place. If you want further details about this one, click here for all the details.
I’m going to stop now…I think I may be hyperventilating…Did you do something creative today?