I said every week we would have a sewing project. But it occurs to me some of you might need time to prepare. If you're like me, your sewing table is groaning under the weight of unfinished projects. Go clean it off. Don't swear you'll finish all this stuff and for god's sake, don't try to organize it. Just clear off some table space.
I'm going to give you the list of planned blocks/projects so you can start thinking about color, thread, fabric, yarn, etc. But I must warn you- the list is subject to change at any time. Also, I thought about a new project every week, but then I remembered life happens. People get sick, the budget is tight, time runs out. So every once in a while we'll take a week off. I don't know when and where these weeks will be.
A Year of Stitches- Quilt Blocks & Plastic Canvas Projects
Quilt Block Plastic Canvas
1. Churn dash pine tree
2. Bear paw Irish Chain
3. H Square North Wind
4. Drunkard’s Path Greek Key
5. Wheels of Mystery Attic Windows
6. Tea leaf Magic Carpet
7. Mariner’s Compass Log Cabin
8. Spool trip around the world
9. Tumbling blocks Amish whirl
10 heart 'n' hand checkerboard
11. Hummingbird winding blade
12. Witches’ star
13. Spider’s web dragon
Yeah, there's some gaps on the plastic canvas side as we get towards the bottom. I ran out of ideas, ok? It was harder than I thought to come up with a list. And some of the plastic canvas patterns are really quilt blocks. I'm sorry, but I can't bring myself to make tissue box covers (shudder)
My idea was to make individual blocks that could either be turned into pillows and tote bags, or sewn together at the end to make a quilt. The plastic canvas will either be fridge magnets, boxes, journal covers, or art in it's own right. And I should mention I don't plan on piecing all the blocks. I want to cover traditional piecing, applique, paper-piecing, embroidery, and some will be painted onto fabric. I don't like doing something the same way every time.
So go think, plan, clean, and get ready. We will be starting on Sunday, January 9.