Last year and the year before I laid out an extensive list of goals for the upcoming year. Well, I met some of my goals, others I did not. It's quite depressing starting the year reading about last year's failures. So, this year I am just writing down things I am excited about in the New Year. Either they are upcoming projects, classes, social sewing, or just plain want to try out. Disclaimer: This post is very rambling in my opinion and I have tried to limit the use of the !!!!!!! These are all things I am excited about so please don't judge me!
Blogging: Year 3
Patch and I have two years of blogging under our belt, more me than him. But we are excited about another year coming your way! As you may have guessed there are some pretty AWESOME things coming to a post near you. I plan to blog about many of the things in this list, so keep in touch :)
Well, because what happens at retreat stays at retreat. There is little to share here, other than another Marden's adventure (discount.designer.fabric) trip is in order!
Family Challenge Quilt 2016
Sometimes it blows my mind how a fun little something can become a annual event. The family challenge quilt is now in it's fourth year of the competition. No one is ever marked a winner. It's just fun. The basic rules are: my Grandmother and I receive similar or the same fabric and we have to create a quilt. For the 2016 challenge we will be battling color ways, warm or cool. I'm also putting together a post for the big reveal of last years, stay tuned!
Tribal Block Club
Amy Garro @13 Spools is releasing her first online class, Tribal Block Club. She had put out the call for pattern testers last month and I volunteered. I love the block above, so I am excited to see what she does with the class. Check out more at the link above.
The Sugar Block Club is Back
In 2014, I participated in Stichery Dickory Dock's Sugar Block of the Month club. All of the blocks were great. So good I even made a whole quilt from one of them and planning to make another whole quilt from another block. Amy Gibson has such a great eye for design making each block very interesting. Having fallen in love with the 12 blocks I ended up making doubling and tripling production until I had enough blocks to make a nice big quilt. It's next on my "to finish" list. This year Amy had made the club free to all who want to participate. I hope you join us the link is above!
Outline Plus Quilt Along
Meadow Mist Designs Pattern Writing Series
One of my goals in 2016 is to make more patterns. To help me out here, Cheryl is releasing a whole series on the topic! I am interested in writing real patterns, so this will be great to get some advice from people who already write patterns. Cheryl is bringing in guest speakers as well. There is a button on the side of this blog in the "What's Going On?" section if you are also interested.
Arrival of my Round Trip Quilt
As I am writing this Mary @ See Mary Quilts is working on finishing up my Round Trip Quilt. I will be so excited the day we are reunited again. Based on the pictures, I will not be disappointed!
I love friends, who doesn't? Thank you to all who comment regularly on the blog. Any of you readers out there who don't please do, I would love to hear from you. Even though I am not usually timely (sorry about that) I do read every comment and respond. Some of you lovely readers are actually a non-reply blogger, which is sad, because I cannot send a response. I look forward to another year being apart of this community and thank you to everyone who keeps this the best group of people out there :)