Hello, friends! It’s almost the middle of the month, and so I’m sharing my Quilting Life January Project Update. I heard from so many readers and viewers when I first posted my January challenge that you were interested in an update, so here it is.
Quilting Life January Project Update
When I went through my fabrics looking for a project to work on this month, my first choice was to make something from some extra Snowman Gatherings fabrics from a few years ago. It took me a little while to decide on a project, but I finally decided on a charm pack project. While I was looking for a project I also found a few other small projects to work on this month.
January Update Video
I filmed a quick video to walk you through my thoughts and progress on the January challenge. You can watch it above or go here to watch it on the YouTube channel.
Snowman Gatherings Quilt Project
My Snowman Gatherings Quilt Project will be a fun Charm Pack quilt that I’m currently writing a pattern for. I’m super excited about it. I have all of my charm squares cut and just need to cut some background fabric so I can begin sewing. And I also went ahead and cut some scrappy binding strips while cutting the charm squares. I believe I’ll have plenty of binding since I also have a larger piece of one of the navy prints. I’ll begin sewing this together this weekend.
As I mentioned above, I found some other projects to work on while trying to decide on my January Challenge project. I actually set to work on these projects and got two of them finished rather quickly. They were both charm pack projects as well, so it seems my January has been a charm pack month.
I used a favorite scrappy charm pack pattern for the table runners and then used ⅓ yard to cut 2 ½″ finished borders for both runners. It was fun to use up fabrics in my stash for both of these runners. The navy runner combines fabrics from the At Home collection by Bonnie & Camille and the Harvest Road group by Lella Boutique. The other runner is pieced with a variety of fabrics from our Balboa collection.
Tumbler Runner Project
I also started a tumbler table runner using project left-overs from my Farmhouse Gatherings Quilt, Farmhouse Garden, found in my book Labor of Love: Scrappy Quilts from the Heart of Home. You can see the beginnings of that project in the project update video, and I’ll share the finished runner when I share the February challenge.
I hope that by sharing the Quilting Life January Project Update it will help me (and you) to keep working on January projects.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Kathleen a Kolb says
Wow, you just get so much done! So inspiring… I guess I need to focus or plan better. Start on one thing then think of something else and get distracted and then very little gets done. Would like to see a schedule of a Day in the Life or A Week in the Life of Sherri just to see how you accomplish so much.
I really enjoy your Blog, Pad cast and all your projects. Thank you for sharing!
I have already done the January challenge. I am a newer quilter so I dont have many scraps. But i had some left over jelly roll strips so i made 4 placemats and bounded them with a scrappy binding. And i am participating in your. Block of the month.
I enjoy reading your blog and your videos and Chelsi and You on your bi-weekly videos.
Thank you for teaching me so many different techniques.
Michelle Starbuck says
I have chosen to do a table runner from Trendy Table 2. I am using my scraps from the Shine On BOM. It took some time to figure out fabric placement based on the size of the fabric scrap. I’m ready to press, cut and piece.
Christine Rudy says
Wow! You have been a very busy girl!! You are always so inspirational:) As a lover of blues and greens, the table runner made with the At Home fabric, made me “salivate”!! I don’t have any of the At Home fabric, I will have to see if I can find some:)
Also wanted to say all of your recent posts and videos have been very helpful, inspiring, entertaining, and all of that good stuff!
I especially wanted to congratulate you on your “30 finished quilts”. WOW!! Realistically, that might be a “lifetime” goal for me! LOL!
However, what a fun goal to have, no matter how long it takes me, I just may have speed things up a bit, as I am not getting any younger, neither are my eyes!!
God Bless, Sherrie
Margie Dobson says
I can’t find your list of items in your sewing room from your video. I watched your tour if your sewing room and was very impressed with how organized it was. I would like the name of your cutting table. Loved your cabinets as well. Which brand is your iron? Thank you for sharing.
sherri McConnell says
You can find more information on this post: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/2020/06/sewing-room-tour-with-video-a-quilting-life-at-home.html/