All through 2022 I have been making blocks with the “Ruby” fabric from Maywood Studio. Most of the patterns are from Sherri McConnell’s blog aquiltinglife.com. She has offered one block free each month, and I have added a few of my favorites. Sherri’s quilt will have twelve blocks; I have already made sixteen. I think I should make four more for a twenty block quilt.
If you think you might like to make these blocks, print the instructions prior to December 31st. They will be for sale in Sherri’s shop in 2023 as are her past BOMs. Here’s the link for Sherri’s BOM projects.
Sherri and her daughter Chelsi recently published a book, “Home for the Holidays.” To celebrate the publication, they are sponsoring a Quilt Along for a sampler quilt using twelve blocks featured in the book. Click here for Sherri’s blog post containing links for blocks 1-5 instructions. I am using half yard cuts of “Katie Jump Rope,” an older line designed by Denyse Schmidt.
I had planned to set the blocks side by side with no sashing, alternating framed blocks with unframed blocks. But now that they are on my design wall, I think a thin orange sashing might look really nice. What do you think?
Since I am sort of caught up with current projects and have completed most customer quilts, I gave myself permission to begin a new quilt. The pattern is “Stellar Stacks” by Canuck Quilter. I admired several samples of this design in quilt shops while visiting my friend Deb in Omaha. She bought the pattern for me, and I am so happy to begin the project.
Here’s a link for Joanne’s Etsy shop if you are intrigued with the pattern as much as I am. If the quilt turns out as nicely as I think it will, I hope to offer it as a class at Sew There! Quilts and More in Angier, NC in the new year.
Have you recently begun a new quilt project? Will it be a Christmas gift for a special friend or family member?