Hello and Happy Friday, my friends.
In addition to the challenges One Monthly Goal and 17 UFOs in 2017, I am participating in two new sew-alongs this year.
The first is a Farm Girl Group hosted by Dawn at Sew You Quilt 2. My blog friend Julierose encouraged me to join and I’m so happy she did. The purpose is to finish the blocks from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book. This project is also on my 17 UFOs in 2017 list, so it is nice to have the ‘extra’ encouragement.
Dawn announces two blocks per month that the group will complete, if they haven’t already. Participants can also make extra blocks if they wish. I love the flexibility with this sew-along…no pressure, just fun.
January’s blocks were Milking Day and a Cow. The Cow block is not part of the book and I don’t think - at least right now - that I want that one in my quilt so I skipped it.
Here is my Milking Day block.
I made this one when I started Lori’s sew-along in 2015.
I’ll be starting next month’s blocks soon which are Scrappy Strawberry and Patchwork Pumpkin.
The second sew-along I am participating in is a block of the month hosted by Sherri at A Quilting Life. She posts a new block pattern on the 5th of each month. I’ll be using a fat-eighth bundle of Autumn Woods by Kate & Birdie for Moda.
Here is my January block.
You can find Sherri’s instructions for this one by clicking here.
January is shaping up as a successful month for me. You can read about my OMG accomplishment here. I’ll be sharing my 17 UFOs in 2017 progress next week.
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.