Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Paper Piecing Passion

Last year, I admired from afar the "Sew Out Loud" quilt along, and finally attempted a block or 2.  I was hooked, but have been too intimidated to do a whole lot more, outside of the geometric stars that I've been doing.

When I saw the Forest Quilt Along starting up, I was undecided on whether or not to join in.  As soon as I saw the first wood pecker block from Juliana at Sewing Under the Rainbow, I fell hard..... really hard!  It pretty much took over my last 2 days.  To say it was challenging is an understatement, but now that it's done, I'm higher than a kite!

Having worked in the forest, and being married to a husband who also works in the woods, I have a feeling that I may not be able to resist any of the future blocks!! We also used to get Pileated Woodpeckers frequently in our Michigan home.

Over the week-end I also finished March's Lucky Star block of the month that "Don't Call Me Betsy" is hosting.  I can't seem to let more than a day or 2 go by after I get these in my mailbox before I have to make them!

I'm getting quite a nice collection of them now!

Finally, I wanted to thank you all for the quilting suggestions for my organic chemistry quilt.  I hope to get it pin basted before long.  After looking online for Red work quilts, I was impressed at the simple quilting on most of these, and am now leaning towards something similar.

1 comment:

  1. Those stars are fantastic!! I love your use of the Salt Water line. I'm so close to being finished with one Salt Water quilt and am thinking of using my blue fQ bundle for another quilt. Love those stars!