Paula over at The Sassy Quilter has been one of the bloggers who I have pretty much religiously kept up with since I started bouncing around the quilt blogging world. It might be hard for any one else to even get me to attempt to join a quilt along during the final weeks of a semester. But, I just need to remember that carving out some quilting time here and there in the final weeks is like carving out sanity time.
So, what is Paula doing? She’s leading a triangle quilt along; I’ve been intrigued by them for some time, but I probably wouldn’t be brave enough to attempt one if I wasn’t getting this helpful push. It’s pretty much going to be an epic quilt along. Sign-ups don’t end until tomorrow night (hint-hint, wink-wink), and there are already 82 fabric selection posts linked up! Go, Paula!
Sales are a little slow (read: non-existent) over at my Etsy shop
, so I decided to stay motivated, I do need to be mixing in some quilting projects that I’m going to keep. By the time all is said and done, I want to eventually put something quilted into each room of the house — something that fits, something that I love. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if I’m going to love, love, love a quilt until I start to piece it, but since making a red, black, and white quilt has been on my wish list for awhile, I’m going to try to make a quilt for one of the guest bedrooms.
I try to keep this room geometric with clean lines, so I think a triangle quilt is perfect. I did add some gray to the mix because I didn’t want a ton of sharply contrasting white.
I’ve been stashing away black and white fabrics here and there, but I thought I might have to go fabric shopping for this quilt along. Nope! Behold, a stash raid has yielded enough for the front, backing, and binding of the quilt. Yay!
Ah…looking at the wall in the background makes me happy. My sister is a master faux painter 🙂
Ok, time to get inspired and get this quilt along started. Fortunately, Paula will release a new step right in the middle of my quilting retreat (c’mon first weekend of April), so I should be able to at least get through the first phases of the quilt during the retreat.