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.