Hello and happy 2017! I’m so looking forward to 2017…how about you?! I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to finish a lot of works in progress this year as well as start (and finish) some fun things I’ve had on my list for awhile. Of course there will also be new fabrics with Moda and new patterns coming with those fabrics…I can’t wait!
I thought I’d take today to let you know about three different quilt alongs I’ll be
Minis and More
The first quilt along you should know about it my yearly Minis and More quilt along. Each month Michele and I pick a pattern–it’s usually something fast and fun, and we try to look for free patterns and tutorials when available. We have a monthly parade on our blogs on or near the first of the month (here at A Quilting Life and at Michele’s blog Island Life Quilts) to feature the photos of the projects that have been emailed to us. It’s a lot of fun, and we’ve been sending out little thank you gift packs each month to one of the participants!
For our February parade we thought we’d start off with a project that might appeal to everyone–finish up a work in progress month! Pick any current work in progress, take a photo of where you’re at with it when you begin the challenge, and then take a photo when you complete your project! Email your photos to me or Michele (first names A-K email me, and first names L-Z email Michele). I’m thinking of trying to finish up my string block project pictured above…or maybe my log cabins or pineapples pictured below!
A Quilting Life Free Block of the Month 2017
I’ve decided to also offer a free block of the month on the blog this year which is something I’ve had on the list for a little while now. Pop in on the 5th of each month for a free pattern and tutorial for a 12″ quilt block–I’ll also be offering a couple of different setting and finishing options during the year to go along with the blocks! I’m going to be making two different versions of this quilt, so you’ll be able to see some different options as far as fabrics go!
Christmas Gift Project of the Month
Last year I worked on small projects throughout the year to have a lot of things ready for Christmas without the holiday rush. I thought it would be super fun to have a Christmas gift project post for you each month on the 25th. I’ll provide either a free project with tutorial or a review on something fun I’ve found. Some of the projects will be Christmas-themed, but many of them will be gifts you can give for any occasion! I’m really looking forward to this quilt along!
Thank you so very much for coming along for my quilting journey in 2016–I hope you’ll continue to join me in 2017 and also hope you’ll enjoy these quilt alongs!
Thanks so much for stopping by!