Friday, April 6, 2018

OMG for April

Sneaking this puppy in just under the deadline...

I hope to finish a top by the end of April for Hands2Help at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I plan to make two again for Sarah's wonderful charity quilt drive, one of which has to be out of some wonderful Canada fabric. Here are just a few of the Canada-themed prints I have amassed over the past year:

My second goal is to complete an entire quilt, minimum 36" square, by the end of April, because that is our Island Batik challenge this month, to remake a vintage quilt block/pattern with a modern vibe. My quilt is in my head, and I so hope that what I envision comes into fabric! I plan to use this line plus whatever else I may need from the 'tickle trunk' of supplies they sent us.

I just love these challenges! Yes, there's the pressure, but I work well under pressure, always have. I think it's may be because it forces me to put on the blinders and ignore the squirrels and social media world and SEW!

A few items to note:

1. I hope you come back tomorrow for my postcard swap hop post. You've seen the one I made, but you'll get to see it again as well as the one I received and hear about the quilters behind them. I'll also have the list of several other hoppers.😉

2. The New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop begins April 16! That seemed quite far away when we were back in the planning stages in January and February, and now it's just 10 days away! You will get to visit eight new bloggers each week, and did I mention that there are MANY fabulous prizes?.

3. I have been fairly quiet on the affiliate links front of late. I think it's worth noting in this post, however, that Craftsy (affiliate link) has a couple of great deals on right now. The first is a 7-day free trial of their Unlimited Classes platform:

And the second is 50-60% of hundreds of classes on this weekend, April 6-8...

4. Connecting Threads (affiliate link) has a great deal on this weekend only, an extra amount off your purchase, and that purchase can include some, or all, sale merchandise!
Remember they have batting, aka wadding, 30% off all this month too, a great time to stock up, which is something I usually do during their sales or Craftsy's. I have been using more Hobbs batting, partly because we got some in our IB goodies, but also because I got it at Michael's with a coupon and I really am liking both the 80/20 cotton/poly as well as I'm in LOVE with the Tuscany 100% poly. The Thermore is pretty amazing too for minis, gotta say! What is also amazing is CT's free shipping policy(to US, Canada, UK, and Australia), so if you do nothing else, at least check that out.

Okay off to finish the postcard post and link this up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts!


  1. Looking forward to seeing all the postcards! That Craftsy sale is tempting, I see a couple of classes I would love!

  2. I like your selection of Island Batiks you've chosen for the challenge.

  3. I'm looking forward to the hop. It's crazy how fast the time goes by. And good luck with your April goals; I look forward to seeing them!

  4. Good luck with your OMG. I love those teal Canada prints, they would make a very bright and cheerful quilt. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the batik challenge this month. Happy stitching!

  5. Very nice. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.


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