Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year - New Projects and New Friends

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2154636@N22/
Check out all the 2013 projects here.
I am pleased to announce that Margaret was chosen to receive a fat quarter bundle of pretty fabrics celebrating a year of fun and friends for the Across the Pond Sew Along group.  Don't worry if you didn't get a chance to join in - we will be continuing throughout 2014 and Susie will be announcing the first project for 2014 very shortly.

In the meantime I want to highlight two projects that may be the perfect start to 2014.
 
http://fatquartershop.blogspot.co.uk/p/quilty-fun-sew-along-and-blog-tour.html
Firstly – you will have heard me chatter about the Quilty Fun sew-along group.  This is a relatively quick and easy sew-along to create a great wall quilt designed by Lori Holt using blocks from her Quilty Fun book.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79143602@N04/11484491316/
Week 7 - Cups
We have just finished week 7 and week 8 doesn’t start until 6th January so if you haven’t started yet there is plenty of time to catch-up. 
http://thepatchsmith.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/quilty-fun-sew-along-baskets-of-geese.html
Weeks 4 and 5 - Click on the picture for a quick way to make flying geese.
I say ‘plenty of time’ because the blocks are quick and simple, taking little more than an hour - with the exception of Week 4 (but I have some hints to make that block a little quicker which you can check out here).

You will need the book to join in with the Quilty Fun sew-along so if you want to join in something straight away you should check out my second sew-along choice for 2014 – the Wishes Quilt-Along.

http://fatquartershop.blogspot.co.uk/p/wishes-quilt-along.html
Wishes Quilt Along

This sew-along is in support of the Make-A-Wish foundation and if you wish to make a donation as a thank-you for the patterns then you can via the Fat Quarter Shop blog but this is purely optional.  (The FQ Shop and Moda will match all donations to the tune of $10,000.)  

The Fat Quarter shop will post a FREE new block on the first of every month (for a glimpse at all the blocks click on the picture above).There is also a Flickr group where you will be able to see all the different blocks made by people from around the world.  This is the place to also join in discussions or ask questions via the group – a great way to make new friends and learn some new techniques. 

So there you have it – a couple of projects to keep you occupied in the New Year.  Which just leaves me to wish you all ......

A Healthy and Hearty New Year

Sew until next time .....

8 comments:

  1. This year I learned I'm not very good at SAL :-) Anyway I wish you all the best for 2014! Thanks for helping me out to start my blog and for all your lovely patterns. Stay well XX

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    1. And what a brilliant blog it is. I cannot believe the quality of your workmanship and the amount of things you make - it is truly inspiring. Love following you Vera.
      xxx

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  2. These are such fun ways to keep sewing in 2014!
    Thank you for your friendship, AWESOME patterns, inspiration and encouragement in the past year, Amanda!
    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year ahead!
    Susie

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    1. I hope 2014 will bring as much fun, fabric and friends as 2013 has for both of us.
      xxxx

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  3. Looking back at a wonderful year, and gazing forward to even more fun with sewing and friendship! Happy New Year!

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    1. Another inspiring blogger, excellent sewist and dear friend. Hoping 2014 brings everything you want and more.
      xxxx

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  4. Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to another year of seeing all your wonderful sewing. Hugs

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Melody.
      And 'hugs' right back at you.
      xxx

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