May 28, 2014

Traveling Chalkboard

Many people have commented on how I photographed all my Farmer's Wife blocks using a little chalkboard.  I completed my blocks a couple of weeks ago, and decided to pass along the chalkboard for some inspiration/motivation to others who are working on, or starting their FWQB.

Here is the concept, each person will get the chalkboard for a month before sending it along to another blogger.  We will all be linking to one another so you can follow the chalkboard's journey.  How cool, I think my chalkboard might get to more states than me!  You can also follow the chalkboard through our flickr group, named the Traveling Chalkboard.


First stop is Stephanie at Late Night Quilter.  She is working on some beautiful FWQB using many of my favorite prints from Happy - Go - Lucky, just wait until you see them!  They are so great, makes me rethink my color palette.  Stephanie is also coordinating the Supernova Friendship Block Swap.  There is a link to the flickr group.  This block is fascinating.  I have been snooping to see the color combinations people have chosen.  If only I could take on one more project! 


Stephanie also has started the Late Night Quilters Club.  (I hope you're in awe right now of how much she is doing!)   Not sure if any of my readers tend to find themselves at the sewing machine late at night trying to finish up a project this is the group for us.  Yes us, I did join because let's face it, working a full time job leaves me no other option!  The best part is, the group is on Facebook.  You don't even have to be a blogger to join!  Plus, isn't this banner super cute?  


As for now, the chalkboard is in the custody of the United States Postal Office headed to it's new destination.  Stephanie should be receiving the package shortly or already!  Follow along at Late Night Quilter to see what happens next!  (The suspense is already killing me!)

As for progress on my own FWQB not much is happening.   All the blocks did get squared to the correct size, but that is about it. Right now all I can show is this pile of trimmings.  Hopefully, soon I will have a second to sew the sashing and blocks together.  Although, I am in no rush either.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Sew long for now, 
PATCH & CHELS

10 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I completely understand working a full-time job and trying to quilt...I woke up at 3am this morning just to finish a project before my "day" began:)

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  2. Maybe everybody could sign the back of the board as it travels around. Super idea.The pile of trimmings look colourful

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  3. I love the Traveling Chalkboard idea, Chelsea. I have admired it as you used it to display your blocks. How cool that it will be making it's way across country! Yes, that Late Night Quilter group sure does have the cutest banner. I am not a late night quilter, but a late night emailer! Ha, ha, ha!

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  4. Waht a fun idea the traveling chalkboard. I started the Farmers's Wife and after a few blocks I sort of gave up. I want to get back to it but I want to change my color pallete.
    I mostly work on my projects on the weekend. I wish I spent more time at night working on sewing projects.

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  5. I LOVE this idea and I read/saw this earlier this week but finally read all of it (it's been a busy week at work with the Holiday weekend)... this is awesome! Glad you were able to put it all together as well!

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  6. Hooray! I'm excited to follow the traveling chalkboard on it's journey!

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  7. So excited to see it travel, and so excited to receive it next year! Thank you for including me :)

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  8. I love the colours in your of pile of trimmings, lovely and fresh.

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  9. Hope you had a fun camping trip in Vermont! And I'm excited to follow the chalkboard!

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  10. I really struggled trying to find the balance between fulltime job and hobby. Either i wouldn't do any sewing at all, or my house would be an explosive mess. Either outcome is kind of depressing and that just makes trying to do anything even harder! It's nice being unemployed atthe moment so i can do fun stuff and house stuff. Hopefully I can try and manage a job again when I get another... (is it bad of me to hope I don't get one so I can sew forever?! lol).

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