Manic Monday Linky & Some Quilty-type News

How was your weekend? Mine was good. It was DH’s last weekend of holiday before going back to work today, and I really miss him this morning. I did get a bit of sewing done, but you’ll see all that tomorrow for the 2nd tutorial in the Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL! 

I wanted to mention my pal Susan, the History Quilter. She’s got a podcast, and if you listen to this week’s episode, yours truly is mentioned in it! Susan is studying to be a history teacher, and I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I am a total English history geek. Ask me about the Tudors or Stuarts and I can bore you for hours. So it’s nice to have another geek on the block. So go check it out!

And as if I don’t have enough stuff going on, I’ve joined Katy of I’m a Ginger Monkey‘s Swoon-Along, where we’ll all be making the Swoon quilt pattern that’s available from Fat Quarter Shop (it’s a pdf so you get instant gratification!). These are my fabrics, all pulled from my stash:

It’s a very laid back QAL, with no time limits or anything like that. I’m only making four blocks instead of nine. The blocks are huge at 24″ so I may only make one per month, but at least I’ll have a Swoon lap quilt by my birthday in May. And a whole bunch of my pals are joining too: Melissa of SewBittersweet Designs, Lyanna of Purple Panda Quilts, Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts, and Bonnie of Wonderfully Awkward.

Whoosh! I got carried away! Here’s the linky party:

Linky Party Rules:

  • You can link anything you’ve created – an etsy shop, blog or tutorial, whatever.
  • You can leave up to 2 links
  • Please visit at least one other link and comment!
  • I’ll be featuring a few on the blog on Feature Friday
  • You are welcome to add my party button to your blog, but you don’t have to!



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8 Responses to Manic Monday Linky & Some Quilty-type News

  1. Mary says:

    Haha my 7yr old has become absorbed by history at school, I’m learning so much!

  2. Katy says:

    Looking forward to seeing your Swoon! I’ve held off for now, due to a slightly irrational fear of HSTs… On that note, looking forward to seeing the next blocks too,

  3. Kristy says:

    Thanks for hosting!

    Love the bundle you’ve chosen, gorgeous!!!

  4. Very crazy how with one twitter strand 5 of us jump of the quilting cliff together :) Thanks for hosting!

  5. Nice I love your colourful fabric picks, they work so well together!

    I’ve never tried quilting but at the moment I’m brewing my own beer, yum!

  6. Danny says:

    Fun! I want to join!

    My bachelor’s degree is in history and I did English and secondary education for my grad studies, so you’ve got another geek over here!

  7. Allegory says:

    I’m currently half-tempted to join in with the Swoon-ing…I need to go through my stash and see if I even have the fabrics for it.

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