Annnnnd now for a bit of Thursday randomness! I’ve always loved the ampersand, but one that lights up: Yes, please!
Aurifil’s, Alex Veronelli has had a bit of controversy over the past week. There’s some gender politics, unintentional misogyny, marketing techniques, and bravado happening in quilt land that I find extremely interesting. Sam Hunter from Hunter’s Design Studio outlines what’s been going down, and offers her reasonable opinion in her latest post.
Laura at Quokka Quilts is running a Quilt-As-You-Go Free-Motion-Quilt-A-Long, which I like to call the QAYGFMQAL! Even though I haven’t started my own FMQ journey yet (as in, I haven’t even started packing), I know a lot of you have your heels on, ready to go. This is a low pressure way to dive into the pool, learn some new techniques, and meet some friendly folk along the way!
As I was cleaning up my blog this week, I was looking through old project files, and thought you might like to see how I try to keep myself organised. On my computer I create a file folder for each existing project that I intend to finish. (e.g. If I make a test block, or am just playing around, it doesn’t get its own folder quite yet). I number these by start date, and colour code them yellow for WIP, or green for TGIFFed. Then all the photos, notations, patterns, etc. go into these folders for easy reference. Am I OTT? It wouldn’t be the first time someone said that!
The eagle-eyed amongst you will probably notice a few projects that are going to be imminently shared, and a few surprises as well!