Second Sew Along Vote for Your Choice Please
After our first very successful no-pressure sew along, the Regatta Quilt by Block M, it is time to think about a second one. Remember, this is NO PRESSURE. No prizes, no hurry to get it complete, just do it if you want to. This is supposed to be f.u.n. or else it is w.o.r.k. Just think, you could have this finished easily before the holidays. And for our N.Z. and AU friends, before the heat of summer warmer months return. Are you interested?
This time, I thought a democracy voice might be nice. That means you get to vote via a short survey. How cool is that?! First though, I have to be the cheerleader for each choice. That will not be hard for me since, a) I really do like them all; b) as I think of each one, I think I like that one best; and c) they could be more challenging than they appear – in a good way! Here are the choices, in no particular order:
Sew Along Choice #1
The Up From Here block and quilt was shared earlier this year and I find this quilt to be striking. Two different colorways were shared originally in the 2013, and I can argue convincingly for either one being a good choice.
You can use four or five fabrics plus the background color; solids would be fabulous; it is modern and quilting it would be fun. Today I lean toward the black background, but tomorrow it may be the light one instead. Or what about something really different like teal, red, hunter green, GRAY – yes, I could go on and on but won’t.
Sew Along Choice #2
The A Snowball’s Chance block and quilt was shared by Moda Fabrics back in 2017, and on our website much more recently. It was designed by Barbara and I’ve had the pleasure of talking with her a bit. She is delighted that this is a contender in the sew along, and is looking forward to seeing all the different creative choices.
It occurred to me in the middle of the night (I often cannot sleep so I think about quilting) that this pattern could also be made from Jolly Bars rather than layer cakes. Same thing – different path, right?! I can imagine this in so many different looks depending on the fabric. Karla said this reminded her of a woman’s waistline, and how she used to have one. HAHA – I’m sure that she still has one; perhaps not exactly the same as 10 years ago but who hasn’t changed a bit?! Anyway, that led me to thinking about adding a bit of trim in between the two pieces. It might look like an apron ruffle or perhaps a shiny black belt. You could be SO creative with this pattern.
Sew Along Choice #3
The third quilting choice is called Triangle Quilt by Peta at She Quilts A Lot. This pattern uses the equilateral triangle for its design, and that is not something we have ever used. The star shape that is formed is dependent on your fabric choices and it stands out strongly to me. If you study the picture below you will see the secondary designed formed with the white triangles as well. Certainly different fabric choices would designate which design is most prevalent and which one you may choose to feature.
This also happens to be one of the few quilts that speaks to me about how it should be quilted. No quilting stress for me, and that’s saying a lot!
So now it is time to cast your vote! You may cast only one vote, and voting is open through June 10th at 6:00 p.m. CST. We’ll announce the winner shortly thereafter and then you can decide if you would like to join in on the no-pressure sew along. Of course, we hope that everyone that casts a vote will join us; however, sometimes elections do not provide favorable results. The choice to participate or not will be entirely yours. ~smile~
We can’t wait to see how this turns out! This will definitely REQUIRE a fabric purchase. A definite maybe, that is. ~smile~
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