My sewjo has taken a beating during quarantine. Between being exhausted after work and not having a sense of urgency to go into the studio since I’m always home, quilting took a major back seat these past three months. While I learned some new things, I’ve been aching to get back into the studio. So I did what most quilters do and started looking for new projects to inspire me. And today, I have two new starts to share!
Thrive is a product of Suzy from Suzy Quilts, and I’m really excited for this one. We’re working through putting together the quilt top each week, and she’s including meditation activities as well. Who couldn’t use some of that kind of good energy right now? I decided that I needed bright, bold colors to keep me inspired, and I’m so happy with my choices.
I’m using Kona Cotton Solids, from front to back: Valentine, Cerise, Orangeade, Tangerine, Malibu, Celestial, Fern, Clover, Berry, and Silver. I’ll use White for the background.
This quilt along from Angie at Gnome Angel has you making… um… 100 blocks in 100 days. Such a clever name!! This one is a lot more intimidating for me. I really want to keep up and do each block on its assigned day. I figured since we’re likely going to be working from home indefinitely, I can go straight to the studio when I wake up and get the blocks done before I start my work day. Not only will that help me keep up, it’s a great way to start the day! When I was picking fabric for this project, I knew I wanted to go even bolder.
Since I’m a huge fan of Kona and have them all in my stash, I shopped around until I found the perfect combination. I’m using Flame, Duckling, and Hibiscus. This will also have a White background.
If you’re quilting along with either of these projects, let me know! I want to follow you on IG so I can see your amazing progress.