Linking up with Kathy for slow stitching on Sunday!
Also linking up with Angela for the SoScrappy Rainbow BOM Challenge!
I did manage to cut and sew one grey block for the SoScrappy Rainbow BOM. I can't believe this is the last color. Next, I will be laying them all out and seeing if I need to make more blocks to get it to size. Still have another grey block and pinwheels for the border to go. I never did make the "neutral" color so I may need to pick another color or two after it is up to round it all out.
I am already thinking about what block I will do in January when we start all over again. Maybe I will just copy Amy again! LOL. She picked this one Bonnie Hunter's Jack in the Box) and it has been an great block to work with each month and has really become one of my favorites!
I signed up to take two Crafsy classes last week too. One is Weeks Ringle's "Designing Modern Quilts." I really have no talent for designing any kind of quilt, but she sure makes me think I could! She shows her quilts and explains various aspects and element of them and how they came to be. It is like my own personal trunk show! I am really enjoying it, am even taking notes on it! I may even try to do the explorations (homework) she assigns...I took the class mainly because she was the first modern quilter I found, the first book I bought (Modern Quilt Workshop) and I just adore her and wish I was as talented as one of her pinkies! In any event, I am learning things I can use in following other people's pattern about color, balance, etc. It is a good class!
The other class is about knitting socks. I am GOING to get good at socks. That I know I can do--eventually. The good news is, when you buy a Craftsy class you can watch it as much as you want forever so it is there to reference down the line. Works for me.
They also have a block of the month with videos and different techniques each month for the blocks. When you are done you will have a sampler quilt. A few of my local friends started it almost a year ago, but I just didn't make the time to join in or to really check out the forum. Now I want to give it a shot...that is a free class you can get just for creating an account. Anyone feel the urge to join me? We can pick a start month and urge each other on each month! http://www.craftsy.com and search "block of the month."