last year's craftiness came in waves, which i have noticed to generally happen when i go from major project to major project. last year i had 2 wedding quilts to do, which led me to looking at the same fabric for a LONG time. this year, i'm hoping to make the waves of on and off with a few different things. one major one is education.
but emily, i thought you already graduated... again!
yeah, i'm not talking about going back to school again, i'm talking about sewing education!
lisa went to sew pro last year, and while i'm not in a place that going to a big shindig like that is realstic, i am talking more local education. i've actually already kicked this off a little bit by talking two classes so far at meissner sewing, and currently have one more scheduled. what have i taken? well, some pretty exciting ones!
wait, did i say long arm machine? you bet i did!
i attempted to sew my stash in 2015, and did alright, but this year i really want to get it done right. since there are currently plans to move in to an apartment this year (fingers crossed), the less fabric i have to try and take with me. the less i have to take with me, the more i can buy later, right?? i started working on my first stashbust on new years eve, by using some scraps that my grandma gave me to make one of elizabeth hartman's fancy fox quilts. i decided yesterday, after much late night hemming and hawing with lisa, i will be joining the snail paced slow along sew along hosted by gnome angel. instead of making one twin sized quilt with my 42 snails, i'll be making 2-3 crib sized quilts throughout the next 42 weeks. at the end of all my practicing, i am hoping to feel confident enough to long arm quilt my disney sweater block quilt i pieced all the blocks to during the end of last year.
at the free motion quilting class, a few of the ladies asked if i knew anyone my age that quilts.
i kind of responded with a well, not really. clearly, there is my cousin. and a few that i've come to somewhat know through instagram. but i really don't have any connections locally. angelina is a member of the sacramento branch of the modern quilt guild, and mentioned it to me when i was last in meissners, she had a few of her guild friends in the long arm section with her and introduced me. the next meeting is this upcoming saturday, so if life plays it right, i my be checking that out. i'm also currently scheduled to be involved in a blog hop next month with jen of faith and fabric design, so stay tuned for that!
recapping things to come
education, and lots of it!
stashbust tops (3-4 currently planned out)
long arm quilting practice
21 day free motion challenge
disney sweater block quilt (recap post, and then final reveal. eventually...)
and more, that i don't even know about!