I have wonderful friends. Really, I do. Blog friends, real life friends… friends who help me de-stress while I am in the middle of an international move….
Friend #1 is Alice of course, who is always there to hear me whine, to skype sew with, and to be my partner in crime for starting new projects 🙂 Every since we had the Square-agonals giveaway, we have been wanting to do a sew-along with this book:
This quilt is going to be a big one – 94 x 118. I have never made one this large and am quite looking forward to it. It will be nice to have a big one like this for on our bed.
We don’t have a start date yet, we will wait to see who wants to join and give everyone time to buy the book and find fabric. We are planning to do a block a fortnight because one a month will take too long, and one a week is too much….
The next Sew-along comes courtesy of Mari, wonderful friend #2 (who is in the process of setting up a blog). Mari got a hundred 2 1/2″ squares from a blog friend in the US as a swap to make a postage stamp quilt. She then decided to swap with me and a few more friends here, so I took my 2 1/2″ scrap box to a sewing bee on Tuesday and Mari and two others managed to easily find 100 different squares each, and hardly a dent made in the box!
I wasn’t quite sure what I would make with these swapped squares, but then I found this quilt on Pinterest and fell in love:
This is basically a triple Irish Chain using scraps. I showed Alice and she fell in love too… so… this is a call out to all of my dear blog friends – since I am going back to Australia I can send and receive parcels again – who wants to swap ONE HUNDRED 2 1/2″ squares with me?!!! And with Alice?? And with whoever wants to join in???? Maybe 100 is too many, we could do 50… what do you all think?
We will probably start making blocks as soon as we start getting squares in the mail…. no time frame involved with this one. Since it is scrappy, we can just add to it as we get swapped squares in… I will hunt up a tutorial or write one before we start…
So, just leave a comment here to let me know if you want to join in on either of the sew-alongs… Any of my friends here in Arabia want to join in before I leave in a few weeks? I have plenty of 2 1/2″ squares left in my tub!!!