Yes, I’ve been pulled into the quiltalong vortex along with so many others!
It started when someone at MQG recommended the Urban Trek Quiltalong.
There are a lot of good videos on techniques used in the Urban Trek quilt, so I signed up to watch the videos. However, I don’t intend to make the quilt.
Then one day when I was “between projects”, I got an email about a “Night Sky” Sew Along from Jaybird Quilts. What’s a quilter to do? The quilt is beautiful! I checked with my quilty friends and one agreed to sign up with me. Yes! Here’s my progress so far:
Yes, just one block. And no, this isn’t the week to sew; I’m supposed to be just cutting everything.
However, I learned the hard way that it’s best to make one block before committing to the whole quilt. And with this one, even my buddy who loves lots of pieces is thinking her quilt will be made smaller than originally planned! Yes, it’s beautiful. Yes, it’s complicated. However, the videos are helpful and the pattern illustrations are excellent.
Then I found a list of quiltalongs. One of the offerings was a quilt called “Bauhaus“. It’s from Brigitte Heitland, whose Zen Chic designs are among my favorite fabrics.
OF COURSE this appealed to me, so I signed up! Here’s my progress so far:
No, I didn’t really follow all the directions.
And here’s why I don’t usually do Quiltalongs: I get impatient and want to do the whole quilt, not just this week’s segment. At this point I’m “supposed” to be selecting my fabrics 😀 I still need to add the outer border, but the blocks are done.
So, what quiltalongs have you been pulled into?