Joining Sherry’s January QAL
Have you been making mental or physical list of what you plan to do in the new year? It won’t be long and we will have to remember to write 2019. I had mental list started around the beginning of October, and then by Halloween I had so many thoughts that they had to be written down. I have a nifty Excel-like calendar in Google Drive that I add monthly goals to. January now has a pretty extensive list, but there’s always room for one more. Right?! Sherry from Powered By Quilting is hosting a quilt along (QAL) starting January 8th. It coincides with the release of her new pattern, Hidden Stars.
Sherry’s Pattern Sale!
Nicely enough, Sherry also has her new pattern on sale until the new year. Of course, I have promised many, many, MANY times that we are NOT doing another QAL. Sue just hates them, and we find them stressful. So why on earth did I raise my hand to join in. Show some restraint just once, Roseanne Marie. Why though?? This isn’t a mystery QAL! We can see the end result right now. Choose the size you want to make, pick your fabrics and you are good to go. Sue can even cut the fabrics ahead of time because we have the pattern. Technically, why even wait for Sherry!!! We chose Spotted by Zen Chic. What’s not to like – faded spots in pretty, pretty colors?!!
The Pros of a QAL
Indeed, why wait? One reason is that Sherry is going to give her tips and tricks as the weeks progress. Honestly, the main reason is that there just isn’t time! We have a few other projects that I would like to complete and get off the books. Plus, we are very patiently awaiting Baby Girl. ~smile~ Without a doubt, we could easily think of something that she just needs in the blink of an eye. One other reason to wait and join in with the QAL is the camaraderie formed with other quilters. There is a Facebook page to share you progress, as well as ooh and ahh over others.
So Ya Wanna?
Have a persuaded you to join in? You’ll have to check out Sherry’s link above for all the dets. I have to toot our own horn, too. We are starting a third sew along on January 1st or so. It’s casual with no deadline, no stress, no pressure. The focus is paper piecing and a free hummingbird pattern. Make it into a wall hanging, mug rug, or a bigger sized quilt. Whatevs. More info coming about our sew along soon, as I still have to write the pattern yet!!
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