Greetings! It is hard to believe that January is nearly over. I have been trying not to start anything new, but instead focusing on my UFOs and WIPs. My favorite WIP right now is the Spelling Bee Sew Along. I have actually started to work ahead on my letters in order to restrain myself from starting something new. Yesterday, we were tasked with the M blocks. It is my goal not to repeat any of the fabrics I use in my letters!
As part of my thinking ahead, I made a school bus block--the smaller size with the plan to use it in the label of my Spelling Bee Quilt. It is so cute!
I got my first blocks completed for Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine Quilt Along. Block instructions will post on the 25th of each month. I have a link on my right hand side bar for information about this Quilt Along fundraiser for St. Jude.
I think my Drop Everything and Make It--DREAMi!
for January was this sweet Valentine's pillow. I made it in an afternoon from Sherri's tutorial you can find here:
My January One Monthly Goal (OMG) was my Chains of Love Quilt. This was a UFO from last year and I got it done earlier in the month. It looks fabulous on my couch in the living room with my new Valentine's pillows. Check out everyone's January OMGs here:
I love to hand bind quilts especially in the winter when I can burrow under them to watch TV on the couch with my dogs in the evening. I bind quilts for one of my local quilt shops and I earn a discount that way. One of my friends who works at the LQS knows I love to bind, and I always tell her I would be happy to bind for her. She finally took me up on my offer. She gave me two quilts--both massive! This one was more than 440+ inches of binding and I finished it up last night. She is in the market to purchase her own longarm and we are planning on trading longarm quilting for my hand binding--sounds like a perfect trade to me! I will get started on her other quilt today for Slow Sunday Stitching:
I made an impulse buy the other evening! It is probably not a good idea to have a credit card on file with Etsy... I have admired this quilt for a few years. It is called Postcard from Sweden. There was a quilt along last year and I regretted not making it then, so when I saw that Sandra from mmm! quilts has a quilt along planned to start on Valentine's Day--I immediately started looking to find a kit to buy. Then, I found a kit to make the bigger version and it included free shipping, so I caved and bought it. If you are interested in joining the quilt along, the information is here:
This is where I bought my kit--it makes the bigger version and had free shipping:
I am heading in to my sewing room to prep another UFO for quilting--I need to keep jammin'!