There are so many exciting quilting projects around at the moment to inspire, today I thought I’d share some with you. Just in case you don’t already have a to-do list a mile long, or just maybe need something fresh to kick-start your creative flow.
Of course, the ultimate long term project is the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler quilt along being jointly hosted by Angie of Gnomeangel and the Fat Quarter Shop. Starting on the 28th of September and running for a whole year, it’s a great way to learn some new skills and a whole lot of new blocks to boot! There are now sewing groups sprouting up from all the people joining in this sew along – check out the Facebook Group or Angie’s site for more information. You’ve got nearly three weeks still to get your book and patterns, organise your fabrics and start your engines! But don’t jump the gun, there is a prize being offered to those who wait until the official start to begin!
A little shorter commitment and definitely with a major cuteness factor is the Sew Fresh Quilts Dog Gone Cute quilt along. Cutting and piecing for Blocks one and two have just been released and I definitely need to make a whole quilt of adorable puppies!
Jumping right up to the top of my list of things to make was recently featured on Sew Mama Sew – a beautiful Flower Shower Tea Cozy. To my great shame, my teapot is, in fact, naked. Time to put some pretty raw edge applique flowers to work keeping my daily cup warm. This project is ideal for whipping up in an afternoon, and would even make a great gift!
Finally, if you want to try a new skill, or just need a hand stitching project for a change of pace from the frantic whir of your sewing machine, the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting an English Paper Piecing sew along – using their Instagram account to host. The fun and games start now, so don’t miss out on this one if you’ve ever wanted to give this rather addictive craft a try.
So which of these projects appeals the most, or what other sewing or quilting skill has been on your “Must Learn” list?