. . . which means it's Eventide Sew Along Update Day!!
And boy do we have some great updates, most of the folks sewing along have at least made their fabric selections and I think most of us have also done a little cutting and sewing!
After I finished my large hour glass blocks, I decided to move on to the Ohio Star blocks with the colored corners.
Eleven of them, all done!
(I'm not sure that block with the blue star points is going to make the cut.)
After getting this far along, I felt I had a good feel for the fabric and the direction I was going
so I cut the rest of the fabric for the remaining Ohio Stars. Enough about me, here's what everyone else is doing!!
Deb doesn't have a blog, but she sent this picture of her progress
12 Ohio Star blocks. Deb is using Jo Morton fabrics for her version of Eventide. It looks good to me Deb!
Anita is cutting out and piecing a few blocks to get a feel for her fabric, Rural Jardin.
We have some more fabric choices;
DZJ has joined the fun and is using Martinique fabric.
Gretchen, at Stella Bella Quilts has decided to exchange her original fabric choice, Central Park, for some Fig and Plum by Fig Tree, which gives our group 3 Fig Tree projects. Stop by her blog to see if over the past week she was able to untie and start cutting that lovely bundle of fabric.
Brenda - Quilting Along Life's Way has decided to use Luna Notte for her Eventide.
Chris is going with Minnick & Simpson's Charlevoix.
Sharrieboberry at Needles Zing has pulled a lovely assortment of pastel fabrics from her stash for her Eventide, the colors are fresh and say spring to me, our first true scrappy Eventide I think, take a peek.
Sherri at A Quilting Life blogged on Friday about her Eventide fabric choice, a very interesting combination of Park Avenue (the fabric I'm using) and Maison de Garance (which I'm also using) with some Rouenneries thrown in. (which I'm not using) I'm eager to see Sherri's version because she dropped the blue from her Park Avenue family, the color I struggled with but decided to keep in my version! Stop by and take a look, I'm intrigued!
Carol at This and That has decided on Wiscasset and has made her first Ohio Star block.
Here are some other updates:
Judith at Smokey from the Netherlands got her pattern - a good first step!
Lisa - Stashmaste has cut out all the fabric and immediately went to piecing the quarter square triangle units for the Ohio Stars. Her sewing table is a beautiful assortment of Luna Notte bits and pieces.
I think it looks Like Nicole at Sisters Choice Quilts is leading the pack, her design wall is filling up fast and looks great!
Shelley at Poplun is like most of us, she has a sewing room with many projects in various stages but has decided to sew along and finally make a quilt for herself. Good for you Shelley, I'm happy you're putting yourself on your To Do list!
Sinta - at Pink Pincushion is going to town on Eventide too, great job Sinta!
Sue - at Cozy Little Quilts is giving Nicole a run for her money on finishing her Eventide first. Sue's design is filling up too! Sue, your Luna Notte fabric looks wonderful on your design wall.
Sarah has started the cutting (a big job that thankfully is behind me!) her Luna Notte fabric and is going to start sewing today! Sarah's super sizing her Eventide, she want's to make it "fit for a king", by adding some borders. I'm curious to see Eventide surrounded by borders and am giving this some thought too!
That's all the updates that I caught this week, but after being out of town I am a little behind on my email, so if I missed you this week I'm sorry and I'll catch you next week!
Now for some winners!!
The comment winner from last Tuesday's post, is Baskets of Quilts. You're the winner of any Carrie Nelson pattern currently available from the Fat Quarter Shop. Congratulations and thanks for leaving a comment. Drop me a note with your selection and address!!
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This week's sew along winner is Cheryl! This week's giveaway is any quilt book currently available from the Fat Quarter Shop. Cheryl, send me an email with your book choice and mailing address!
If you would like to win a quilting book of your choice from the Fat Quarter Shop, leave a comment on this blog. You have until midnight, CST, Wednesday, March 2nd to be eligible. Any comment would do, but I love quilting books, and would be interested in knowing what is your all time favorite quilt pattern book.