The weather is getting cooler here in Kansas and for the ladies of the house, this means we are working on projects. Kendra and the girls have started their Christmas knitting and I am working on several “just because” projects. And my list is growing.
I recently discovered Craftsy. Do you know about Craftsy? Craftsy is an online plethora of crafting goodness. There are classes of all sorts (quilting, sewing, knitting, baking, cheesemaking, beading, and soooo many more), some are free and some you pay for. There are tons of patterns, both free and for sale. And then there are the crafting supplies…fabric, yarn, and all kinds of goodies at a really discounted price.
So these yummies just arrived in my mailbox today! I haven’t bought any fabric in a really long time. But when I browsing the Crafty classes, I noticed they had a Civil War Block of the Month (BOM). For those not familiar with BOM’s, basically you work on one quilt block per month and at the end of the year you put them all together to form one large quilt. The Civil War BOM class is on sale right now for $29.99. Once you sign up, you have indefinite access to the videos for the class, so you can work at your own pace and go back over it as many times as you like.
I have always wanted to make a Civil War quilt. I love the reproduction fabrics and learning all the history behind the block patterns. Kendra has been wanting to learn to quilt so we may work on this one together.
If you are just learning to quilt (or would like to), there is another Block of the Month that is geared toward beginners and it is FREE! This is a great way to learn a little at a time. This is also a great project for younger girls…a free home-ec class.
And one more little project…
I am making a wall hanging quilt pattern. I have had this pattern in my mind for over three years but have never been able to complete it. I finally drew out the embroidery design on illustrator (it will have a middle block with embroidery). Actually the entire pattern is drawn out in illustrator, I just need to find time to quilt the sample piece for it.
Here are the sweet fabrics I will be using for it. Can’t wait to finish everything so that I can share it with you all!
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