....... hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts.
**Select ONE of your creative goals for the month that uses fabric, thread and / or yarn. This could be to make a few blocks, cutting fabric for a project, sewing on a binding, or finish a quilt top. Any goal that involves a step in the process of making with thread, fabric or yarn is a valid goal.**
I saw this link up while I was catching up on some blog reading back in October, and thought it would be a good way for me to stay motivated and accountable, while enjoying the sense of community and support to work consistently on my "making", whether that be quilting, sewing or knitting, without all the rush and panic of last minute finishes, or UFOs being consigned to bottom drawers or blanket boxes and forgotten about.
I decided I'd join in November, as I had some wonky stars I made in 2015 as my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for that year, that I was keen to turn into a quilt. Well, the blocks weren't where they were supposed to be, and having looked through every storage bin and cupboard with no sign of them, and with Christmas sewing to do, I decided to leave it until the new year. Funny how things just turn up......while packing away blankets not needed for my Christmas visitors, and tidying the blanket box, there were the wonky stars, tucked away at the bottom!
So here they are - 9 wonky rainbow stars and a wonky house! I think I decided before the end of 2015 I'd put them together for a housewarming gift for my friend A.......hence the house. Obviously that didn't happen, so now they'll become a quilt for her 50th birthday. I thought about taking the house out and making another rainbow block, but honestly can't be bothered making another star block, and I like the house....and A will too.
|A's cat and dog pieced into the windows.|
I'm going to put this quilt together with the QAYG method, so my goal for this month is to get all the blocks quilted. I could probably get a lot more done on it, but as A's birthday's not till the end of March, and I have other goals for the month, taking it slowly will work fine.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts January OMG
till next time............