The beginning of the new year is always very exciting in quilting blog land with new block of the months, quilt alongs and challenges getting under way. I am tempted by so many of these, but will limit myself to just a few. Some have started already or will be in the next week or two.
Please, if you are hosting a BOM or other similar project on your blog, use a consistent tag or label for your posts so that those arriving later to your site can follow along too. I guarantee this will increase participation in your project while reducing the number of email requests you get to find older pieces.
This list is massive, but I’m sure I’ve missed some. Please include links to other free projects in the comments section below.
Erin’s My Tweets BOM. I’m planning to do this one!
Fiesta BOM from Fat Cat Patterns. Available in queen or full size.
Shannon’s Pieceful Kwilter’s 2011 BOM
Dawn’s Out of the Box BOM – look at the top left sidebar for the links.
Jennifer’s Harry Potter Paper Piecing – Project of Doom
Kim’s Season 2 of Project QUILTING began on Sunday, January 9th, 2011. Every other week, for 12 weeks, a new challenge will be posted and participants will have a week to complete them. Prizes for the public vote winner, the judges choice winner, and random drawings include credit to different online fabric shops, postcards, quilting books, hand-dyed fabric, and more!
Denise’s Granny’s Hankie BOM
Thread Head Quilt Along – This one is calling my name, I’m trying not to listen!
Reeze’s Jewels in the Crown BOM
Sulky’s Redwood Kitchen
Konda’s Layer Cake Quilt Along
Jenny’s Give Thanks BOM
Little Miss Shabby’s Birdie Stitches BOM
Fabrics N Quilts’ Scrap Quilt Challenge – I’m trying to meet the deadline (February 28th) for this challenge with my queen-sized scrappy quilt. There’s a Facebook group too to help keep us all motivated.
Henrietta Whiskers from Bunny Hill Designs
Two challenges from 3 Creative Studios:
Sandi’s 2011 Mini BOM
Black & White Delight from Florida Cabin Fever Quilter’s Guild
Rachel’s postage stamp quilt along
Angie’s Home Sweet Home BOM
Fans of Barbara Brackman will be excited by her new blog, Civil War Quilts. Each week there will be a new 8″ block to make and a true story. I’m not sure I can fit this project into my plans this year, but I’ll definitely be reading the stories and checking out the blocks being made. Even though I’m not an American, I’ve always been fascinated by quilts from the Civil War era and the stories that go with them.
Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza – A quilt-along that will jump from blog to blog, featuring two original blocks per week. Starts Jan. 24th.
Jovita’s Got Dots Quilt-Along.
Sheryl’s Garden Party BOM.
SewHappy’s Mystery Quilt Along – starts February 1st.
Are you tempted by any? Has your heart rate quickened just a little by all the possibilities? I’d love to hear what you’ll be working on.