It’s spring, and web-based Quilt Alongs are “busting out all over!” Since each one will result in a beautiful quilt, I am tempted to begin them all! (Click here for the classic organ piece “Spring is Busting Out All Over” played by Jane McKee Johnson.)
Of course, we have “Favorites,” the BOM I designed and publish on the first of each month here on this blog. Have you downloaded BOM #3? There are two blocks this month, “Weathervane” variation and “Ribbon Star.”
I am quilting along with Sherri McConnell of A Quiliting Life. She publishes blocks on the first Thursday of each month. I am using scraps of brown and barn red from the “Ruby” line by Maywood Studio.
Quiltmaker magazine is celebrating their 40th year in print with a mystery quilt along. Blocks are published in each issue this year. I am sewing with red, pink, and cream prints from Laundry Basket Quilts.
American Patchwork and Quilting magazine is celebrating their 30th year in print with instructions for blocks commemorating each of the 30 years. Purchase a current magazine issue to discover the details.
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings just released block #1 in her QAL “Oh Say Can You Sew.” She’s using Red, Cream, and Blue scraps for the design, but I have chosen to sew from my burgeoning bin of colorful batiks. And pretty soon Lisa will begin a Summer Blocks series with three designs to choose from.
Moda Blockheads 4 QAL has just begun. There are about 30 quilt block designers, and a block is published each week on their blogs as well as on the modafabrics website. Click here to sign up for the newsletter which alerts you when blocks are online. To see this week’s block, click here. To read introductory background information, click here.
All these are sew much fun! Which QALs are you tempted to join?