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.
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
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.