Yup, no sewing machine = lots of time to think about what all I can get into this coming year.
Amanda of The Cozy Pumpkin has decided that 2013 will be the Year of the Stash for her and I decided that would be a good idea for me as well since I have a zillion projects that need to be done and not just sit in the stash waiting for "someday"... whenever that is.
My first project will be a disappearing 9-patch quilt with "a plan" using charm packs (see below) and some yardage, all from my stash. I will have to get a yard of two of a solid neutral but... that won't be an addition to the stash since I will be using it for this project.
Moda "Penelope" by Sentimental Studios
What I was wondering was if anyone would be interested in a quilt along? I can tell you that this quilt will be more "traditional" than "modern" in layout but that shouldn't restrict your fabric choices...and your choices will certainly impact the final design. While I'll be using a flower-y print, I think this quilt would also be cool in solids or funky prints as well.
Photo swiped from Valentine Quiltworks
If there is an interest, I will provide yardage and numbers of charm packs needed for various size quilts as well as instructions. You will need charm packs (or 5" squares from scrap bins or stash), a neutral/light fabric, and a consistent fabric (medium or dark) for the center square.
Photo swiped from Jo's Country Junction
As for difficulty, a disappearing 9-patch is considered "beginner" level and your quilt top should go together easily.
I'm planning on a border but that will be up to you!
Start date will be whenever I get my baby back from the repair shop. I miss my baby...