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Summer sewing … or not?

June 13, 2011

With the school year winding down, and summer just around the corner, you may not have the time or inclination to do much sewing in the coming months. There are other distractions, like this:

or maybe this:

and sometimes even this!

What will you be doing this summer? If your plans include some sewing, and you’re looking for ideas, you might like to try a quilt-along. I’ve participated in 2 quilt alongs this year – Cherry House and Fat Quarterly. One of the fun things about them are the Flickr groups that go along – you can post your work, and see what everyone else in the group is doing too. And even if you’re following the quilt-along late (as I did with the Fat Quarterly) it doesn’t matter at all – the instructions and photos are all there for you.

Here are some of the quilt-alongs I’ve come across lately that look like fun. Let me know if you’re aware of others that should be added to the list.

Synchronized Squares and Postage Stamp at PS I Quilt

Bottled Rainbows and Color Brick Quilt  at Stitched in Color

Tokyo Subway Map, Paintbox & Mod Sampler at Oh, Fransson! 

Kaleidoscope at Don’t Call Me Betsy

Skill Builder Sampler at Sewn By Leila

Urban Lattice at Me? A Mom?

Warm Cool Quilt  at In Color Order 

That Girl Quilt at That Girl That Quilt

and 2 more (thanks Kristel!)

Mod Times at Twin Fibers and A Zig and A Zag at Cut To Pieces

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2011 5:36 pm

    A lot of people are done it already, but I’m still working on my Mod Times quilt-along quilt.

    And Cut to Pieces is just starting up a zig zag quilt-along.

  2. June 14, 2011 12:25 am

    Clover and Violet is having a quilt and embroidery-along.

    http://www.cloverandviolet.com/2011/05/embroidery-101-stitch-quilt-along.html

    I’ve got my squares done and can’t wait to start embroidering!

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