Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs and my good friend Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs announced yesterday that they are going to host a Rin Quilt Along. Rin is a quilt pattern by Carolyn Friedlander and the instructions are for needle turn applique. Since I jumped at the chance to learn something new once this month (bag making!), it was easier to say yes to trying something else new! I have a feeling it will have a steeper learning curve than the bag making; I noticed the pattern says it is for intermediate to advanced needle-turn appliqué, so I might be diving in deep here.
The official start date for the Rin Along is May 17th, so I have a bit of time to make some plans.
Buying the pattern from Carolyn fulfills my first week’s support in May Is For Makers, which Lindsey Rhodes of lrstitched is promoting for the second year. I loved the idea last year and have been looking forward to purposeful support again this year.
My mom let me know about the #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge that is being sponsored by the Quilt Expo and Nancy Zieman. The deadline is Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and be sure to follow the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge link to get all the details about the challenge. I don’t know if I will participate, but I wanted to share the information!
In closing, I already shared this photo of the beautiful art I received from my 3.5 year old niece yesterday on social media, and I just can’t stop admiring it. My niece’s favorite color is black, but she remembered that my favorite color is blue. We have become pen pals since I visited her in April, and I am ridiculously happy to have this art from her on my fridge.
Every time I see the kids around me creating with such joy and abandon, it reminds me to take a leap and try something new. So I’ve made some learning commitments this month. Is there anything you want to learn and try?
P.s. May the Fourth be with you. 😉