Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just Three for January...

A new year and new projects lie ahead - yay!

I was very, very excited that last month's Just 3 got me going enough to check all three off the list, so here are my Just Three for January:

1.  Just in case you haven't seen the bajillion BOM (that's Block of the Month) sewalongs out there, I have been browsing them all but eventually decided to commit to Gen X Quilter's Sisters' Ten BOM.  Traditional blocks set in a modern way was pretty interesting and what better modern fabric to try it out with than Tula Pink's Salt Water?  I just got all of my fabrics from Peg at Sew Fresh at this morning's SMQG meeting - thank you Peg!! - and now I can't wait to try out the first block that's already been posted for January.  This fabric just BEGS for some cute fussy cut octopus squares...

2.  Finish up Elephant Parade.  I have to say that even though I love this Dear Stella print and was pretty excited to work on this, I'm feeling a bit meh about it now that its close to completion.  I thought that the grey background would make the colors pop, but I think it makes it all a bit drab instead.  At this point, I'm a bit more jazzed about the back than the front.  Maybe I'll just make it a "reversible" quilt with no set back and front, but at this point I just want to get it done and move on. 

3.  I'd like to finish at least 12 of the 16 blocks for my Little Bookworms quilt so that it can be finished by the end of February.  I have 6 done already, so I might be able to pull it off...time will tell and you will see the next blocks soon!

Linking back to everyone else's Just Three:

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  1. You are so right... Those octopus beg to be fussy cut!

  2. that Salt Water is just gorgeous- I may not be able to resist this collection!

  3. I am off to the Post Office to pick up my massive SaltWater purchase... can't wait to see this come together!!!