While there has been a long "radio silence" here on the blog for over a month, my sewing fingers have been busy. I realized in mid-August as I finished up the Dresden Stars tutorial series for the sew-along, that the "tops to be quilted" pile was growing a bit faster than is good for my overriding goal to never have a big pile of UFO's again.
I had succumbed to the mini-plaidish sew along earlier in August when I realized I could cut most of the pieces out of my scrap boxes of 3", 2 1/2" and 1 1/2" strips. It wasn't even like I was starting a new project because after all, everything was practially cut?!? Never heard of the Plaidish quilt? -- check out this Instagram hashtag collection HERE. It's the brainchild of Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting and the instructions are very clear so it was easy and fun to organize the blocks and watch them become a plaidish quilt top. This is a laprobe and destined to be a holiday gift for someone.
Did you start this quilt along? I loved the cover quilt and started with the group earlier in the year but lost interest rather quickly. It may be because I wasn't working with bright cheery prints -- using my stash of traditional reproduction prints which I enjoy working with but . . . . or maybe just lack of focus. Bright, new, shiny -- you know the feeling!