It’s that time of the year again when Worldwide Quilting Day rolls around to what seems to always be the third Saturday in March. I’m kinda waiting for the 1st of March to fall on a Sunday to see if that date changes, but I won’t know until next year when it will finally fall on a Sunday. Next year it will either fall on the 14th or the 21st. We shall see 🙂 My way of celebrating this special day is by offering this same blog hop each year with a different theme. I don’t like to ask quilters to make anything although they are certainly free to do so, but instead I like for them to draw from there history as a quilter which I believe brings us all together in that special way.
This year I’ve asked them to show off the craziest thing they ever made. I’m very excited to see what they’ve done or come up with this year to show off.
Be sure you look inside, the giveaways will be are set so you can leave a comment at each site, and if the blogger has a social media page or a shop these links have also been added to give you more opportunities to enter the giveaways.
I’ve also got my free pattern per day during the hop on this page, so be sure you check out the pattern of the day to.
Here is the schedule today:
Melva Loves Scraps | Words & Stitches
Websterquilt | Seams To Be Sew
My project is a wearable. When I first started quilting back in 1988, it never occurred to me to make wearables as a quilted project. At that time, rotary cutters were not even a widely used product in the quilting world. I had already been using a rotary cutter for cutting patterns with for clothing. I used drapery weights instead of pins for my patterns and then cut around those patterns with a rotary cutter. Suffice it to say when I took my first quilting class in January of 1988, I blew everyone in class away with how fast I cut out that Log Cabin quilt for the shapes needed. Even my teacher had never heard of a rotary cutter. As time passed and I grew stronger as a quilter, I started taking classes at some of the shops in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh. Back then we lived in Cumberland, Maryland which is situated about 2 1/2 hours from Pittsburgh and D.C, even tho they are in opposite directions. I didn’t go to Pittsburgh quite as often as I did D.C., but I did love the shops there and the one thing that got me there was a good class. The project that I’m showing today is from a class I took in Pittsburgh back in 1991.
This one is not necessarily a Block of the Month type project, but more of a technique of the month type project. However, it is limited in that the workbook tutorial files are located for download in Jeanne’s Facebook group. To my knowledge, Jeanne doesn’t have a blog or website where she can offer these other than on Facebook. To me tho, if you’re not on Facebook, you are truly missing out on all the great goings-on that happen with it. So many great groups and so much inspiration. I guess some would say the same about Instagram I am not on Instagram tho and from the little I see of it, it’s very much like Flickr is. I know not quite the same, but popular still the same. Instagram is actually owned by Facebook. My gripe with Instagram is they limit it to mobile users. Me, I use a desktop pc, so I can’t use Instagram and I do not own a cell phone.
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Coming this Friday, March 15, is Quilt Qwazy Queens. I hold this event each year to honor Worldwide Quilting Day. It’s one of my favorite events of the year.
Each year I pick a different theme for this event which I hope will be fun for everyone. This year I asked bloggers to show us there craziest projects they ever made. It could include crazy fabric, or something that turned out just fun and wacky, or could use various materials to make a quilt like a project. I can’t wait to see what everyone shows off starting this coming Friday. I’ll give you a hint.. mine is not necessarily quilted, but has a quilted effect. I made it nearly 30 years ago when I was first learning to quilt and because it’s wearable, and yes, I do still wear it today I get many comments on it. It will be fun to see what you all think of my crazy and wacky project.
Today I am providing the schedule so you can plan your schedule.
…and then there were three more in my inbox yesterday. Thank you all for writing to me about these botms, Each of them looks wonderful.
Both From My Carolina Quilts and Collection Edith have already started, but it’s not too late to also get started as they both seem to be in the first month. I had never been to Collection Edith’s site before, she came recommended from a follower of this blog and WoW, she has some amazing patterns. I was truly impressed.
Fat Cat Patterns new botm is her 3rd one for this year and it starts March 1, 2019. I have followed her botms for the last six years and love every single one of Sindy’s projects.
These BOTMs have already been added to my 2019 BOTM page.
A small note of concern was in my email yesterday and I would like to address that now…
Hi Everyone, I’ve added a few new block of the months going on around the web to my 2019 list. I thought you might like to know about them, so really quickly, here they are..
I definitely have my favorite block of the months I look foward to each year and so I was happy to see that Buttermilk Basin and Morning Glory‘s botms had started. You might have missed block 1 from Buttermilk Basin, but block 2 is up and if you like working with wool (you can do them in cotton also) you will want to get to their site and get block 2 downloaded.
Reeze always does her main block for each month and then throws in a bonus block, so be sure you are on her newsletter so you get the coupon code for the bonus block.
The cute Gingerbread Village BOTM from Days filled with Joy is just getting started and is an absolutely adorable embroidery BOTM.
And… At Little Rabbit Quilt Co, Rosie is starting a new BOTM on March 01, if you visit her blog you can already tell this is a BOTM you won’t want to miss as she has some very cute patterns. I’m just getting to know Rosie as she has signed up to do the Row Along this year but I can tell she’s gonna be a great friend already.
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My sincerest apologies, my post is late this morning. I went to bed last night and totally forgot to write my post. So this is a very quick post on the project I made for this hop.. Bea at Beaquilter is the hostess of this hop and such a great idea. Over the last few months I can honestly say I’ve been thru most of my old books… and by that I mean throwing them out. Sadly, the majority of my books were ruined in the flooding of our basement last June and July when we had those hail storms. I have only a few books that were not downstairs and those are the books that I purchased while living overseas.
Over the years tho, I’ve mainly switched to buying ebooks.. I like this much better as those books are right on my pc and easy to just get to when I need a book. The books I used for this hop ended up being books I purchased online while we were living in Italy.