Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow My Blog Party and Friday Night Sew-In Results


2 Bags Full
If you have found my blog via the Grow Your Blog 2014 party, welcome to Sophie Junction.

My name is Sophie and I blog a lot about quilting, fairly often about food–mostly vegan and vegetarian recipes I like, sometimes about knitting–the impulse to knit comes and goes for me, occasionally about my life in Santa Fe, New Mexico and pretty rarely about anything else.

And then there's my two cats: two irresistable creatures that find their way onto these posts from time to time. Here they are helping me finish up a flannel quilt I made at the end of last year.


As a quilter, I have found a wonderful group of quilting friends in the blogiverse and I love participating in those virtual group activities, like the monthly Friday Night Sew-in.  January's FNSI was last night and here's what I made. 




This 30 inch quilt top was made using my directions from another online quilting group activity that is near and dear to me, the Block Lotto.  We made blocks like these–which I called Silly String–in July of 2012.  At the time I had recently moved to Santa Fe and was living in an incredibly small, adobe casita.  I always wanted to play more with the pattern, but it wasn't the time or place.  Yesterday I decided to take a break from the projects on my list and just play.  This is the result.


I have been leading the monthly Block Lotto since January 2002.  Along the way I have created a lot of free Quilt block patterns. The latest can be found on the Free Quilt Block Patterns page on this blog.  Unfortunately, what was once a much longer list was accidentally deleted–maybe by me, probably by Blogger, grumble, grumble.  All the patterns are also linked on the Lotto Block Index pages on the Block Lotto site.

Join me on Blocklotto.com

This year, I have also challenged my friends and anyone who would like to play along to make a quilt, beginning with a tea towel. It's not too late to jump in–you can find all the details on this page:

Tea Towel Challenge 2014

Join me for the Tea Towel Challenge 2014

Like many, I have started many new projects already in 2014, including a series of art quilts on the somewhat daunting-to-me idea that I will become 60 years old later this year. To end this little post, here's the start of one of them. 

11 comments:

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sophie,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you and your two cats! I love kitties too. I have seen so many quilt blogs throughout the party. Something I wish I knew how to do, but I am more into papercrafts. You are very talented! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

Terri said...

Love your FNSI project, Sophie. You sure get a lot done. I watched a lot of bad TV...
Hugs

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from another 'grow your blog' participant. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do.
Evalina, This and that...

barbara woods said...

i have been following you a long time, enjoy your blog

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

QuiltSwissy said...

Your silly strings look great!

I had no idea you were my age! You like so young!

WhoMom said...

Adorable quilts, love the starburst on tomorrows...never in order don't you know. I am going to follow and see what goes on. I like to quilt and get new ideas and sometimes just get overwhelmed with the choices. Love that you are willing to share your ideas and talent.

Sarah and Dan said...

I need to learn me some redwork- so pretty!

macmillanmarie said...

Your quilts are just beautiful. My passion is making jewellery and I find the colours in quilts to be so inspiring. Thanks you for sharing.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. Your quilts are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Dasha said...

Hello Sophie, visiting via the GYB party. I also noticed that you are doing several of the challenges I have joined this year, so we will probably bump into one another there! You are doing some lovely things, and I have enjoyed my visit with you

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