Monday, January 6, 2014

Quilt Alongs for the New Year

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday (whatever you might celebrate) and are already off to a great start for the new year.  One of my New Year's resolutions is to try to get back on the blog a little more frequently.  Looking back at my posts, I had about 75 last year, with most before the baby arrived in April, 125 in 2012 and 200 in 2011.   I'm thinking about twice a week is about right.  I think when I started this blog I posted every time I sewed a seam!  I'll try to find a happy medium!

Well, I guess I should show you what I have been sewing:



YES!  More economy blocks with my precious Heather Ross scraps and stash.  I started them back in September but they took a backseat to other things.  Well, Katy, Rita and Brenda started the #economyblockalong on Instagram (and added a flickr group) and I had to join back in the fun!



So far I have 16 and I have no plan or intention of stopping, so we'll see what becomes of it.  I am making 5" paper pieced blocks from Rita's free craftsy pattern and I still plan on using Nancy of Owen's Olivia wonky triangles border when I finish the squares.  I am really intrigued by Cristy's no-paper glue basting method, so I ordered some glue tips and we'll see how that works out.


Another Quilt Along I can't wait to jump on board for is Sukie's Vintage Quilt Revival block along.  I got the book (by Katie, Lee and Faith) for Christmas, and it is beautiful.  I may not do a sampler quilt, but I want to do something with each (or most, anyway) of the blocks.  There are lots of non-quilt projects in the book too.

So, I'll actually be back again tomorrow for a blog hop, so that might be some kind of recent posting record.
xo, Courtney


5 comments:

  1. I'm loving your economy blocks! I so wish I was a fabric addict years before so I could have some more Heather Ross in my stash!

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  2. babys do tend to demand you give THEM attention and not other projects !! so .. forgiven x blocks lookin good x

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  3. love your blocks! i want to do something similar with my HR stash

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  4. these are one of my favorites! Love the fussy cut centers!

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  5. Hi Courtney. These blocks are so cute! I have thought about jumping on the economy block quilt a long and you might have just pushed me over the edge. LOVE your fabric choices. Hope all your boys are doing great.

    Karen E.

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