One night, while wasting valuable time perusing Pinterest, I came across this quilt on the right. It's called Star light, Star bright and was featured on the Moda Bake Shop website. I fell head over heels with the fabrics that were used in it and promptly ordered myself a few of these little jewels. They just came out this month and are called A Stitch in Color by Malka Dubrowsky.
They are graphic and bright and just fabulous! I'm waiting on my local quilt shop to order the special 45 degree angle ruler that is required to cut those diamonds you see.
Until then, I'll just sit and admire my new fabrics!
I've been quilting for 12 years and sewing since I was a young child. Having two Grandmothers and a Mom who not only sewed but crocheted and embroidered, pretty much set me up for loving all things fabric! In the time that I've been quilting I've never participated in any swap, exchange or block of the month...until now.
A few months ago I came across a quilters' blog called Stichery Dickory Dock. I enjoyed the quilts she had been sharing and put her in my blog list to read on a regular basis. Yesterday I was reading her blog and saw that she was starting a new Block of the Month for 2012. It's being featured over at a new.to.me craft site called Craftsy. The BOM is free to join! Not only do you get all the videos for the year, but you also get PDF instructions for each block and a materials list. By the time December arrives we will have completed 20 blocks which will make a lap sized quilt.
There is so little in life that is free. I love it when crafters like Amy of SDD are willing to share their time and knowledge with the rest of us at no cost. It's a major blessing and heaven knows I am a huge online class fanatic!
So, if you quilt and are looking for something fun to do this year, here's a great, free opportunity.
Let me know if you decide to join us. I'd love to see what you make! BTW - I joined up and the pic above shows my fabrics that I'll be using for my blocks. I'm a big fan of dots!