There have been several Quilt Alongs advertised recently in Blogland, which I've been very tempted to join.
I tried being strict with myself by saying 'Judith, you have plenty on the go already at the moment, be sensible!"
Well my 'sense' lasted about a week and I have completely caved!
After reading my friend, Leanne's, post today, my resolve folded and I signed up to the Don't Call Me Betsy Kaleidoscope QAL!
I know, I know ..................... but it's such a lovely pattern, and I was inspired by Jo's recent take on this pattern in the Brit Quilt Swap, that I couldn't resist any longer!
|Jo's mini kaleidoscope quilt! Love this!|
As always there is a Flickr group already up and running, with fun discussion threads and lots of pics of yummy fabrics folks are picking out for their quilts.
If you've never joined a QAL before, I would highly recomment it. It's great fun getting to know other quilters/bloggers around the world, sharing ideas, encouraging one another and generally having a laugh at life and all its imperfections.
There's still time to join if you're interested. Just click here to find out more.
Now down to the business side of things - what fabrics will I choose?
I'm going for the lap quilt size and was hoping to use my gorgeous stash of charm squares:
|I won these from Lesly at Pickle Dish!|
But at 5" each, they're not quite big enough for all the shapes that make up the Kaleidoscope block. As these fabrics are too yummy to cut into and waste, I might just make a simple quilt out of them, and keep them intact.
So, it looks like I'm going to get a chance to use my winnings from Jo sooner than I thought!
Kind of appropriate too, as Jo was the one who ignited my passion for this pattern! Thanks again Jo!