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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