I've been trying really hard this year to focus on my UFO's and not to get distracted by new projects. But boy is it a struggle! Every time I turn around someone else is starting a new fun/interesting/gorgeous quilt along.
- For example, how about the Scrappy Trip Around the World quilts everyone has been making this year. I really like both Sherri's version from A Quilting Life and Camille's from Simplify.
- And have you seen the Bee in My Bonnet Row Along by Lori Holt? When it first started, I wasn't all that tempted (I'm not usually big on row quilts), but as I saw row after row and then saw them put together... Well, it's just beautiful! And after such a long, cold winter, it's a breath of fresh air. I'd love to have made this quilt. You can find photos of different quilts as well as links to the instructions here.
- As if that weren't enough, the same Lori Holt has now started another quilt along called 'The Quilty Barn Along'. She's currently on block #3, so it's not too late to catch up! Each block is a barn with a quilt block on the side of it. How cute is that! Just adorable and so very tempting to make! I'm having a hard time resisting all of these.
- Besides all of the quilt alongs, I'm seeing some gorgeous quilts being made on other blogs. After visiting Satu's blog Quilttales and seeing her version of 'Milky Way', I must confess I ordered the pattern! I have no plans to make it this year, but I just love the look of it and would like to eventually make it.
So despite all of this extreme temptation, I've thus far managed to resist starting any new projects. Sort of. I did end up purchasing this lovely bundle of Indigo Crossing last week.
I figure this will give me a good start on a Farmer's Wife quilt. I'm planning to make the king size version (of course).
I'm not really counting this as a new project simply because I've been looking for the right fabric for it for over a year now. I almost went with American Banner Rose also by Minick & Simpson, but held off on it. I like Indigo Crossing better, so I'm glad I did!
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm also extremely tempted to make the new Schnibbles selection 'Hat Trick' that Sinta and Sherri have picked for this month. I'm on the fence about and not sure which direction I'll end up falling. As I said, so much temptation out there! Argh!!!
Speaking of temptation, I happened to have a pack of crackers under my sewing table and Sam was having an awful time trying to get them. It took me a while to figure out why she kept trying to climb under there!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're enjoying Springtime wherever you are!
Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.
Psalm 100:2 (NLT)