I pondered life in general, but more specifically I was pondering the digital quilting community. Through this blog, as well as social media (fb, instagram and bloglovin') I have met so many wonderful and talented quilters.
And with my current Pieces From The Past Sew Along that community has grown even more. If you are not familiar with the sew along, it features vintage Kansas City Star patterns that my Grandma had collected and letters that were written to my Grandparents from former German Prisoners of War that were housed at Camp Trinidad from 1943 to 1946. With each letter and pattern there is a brief story or memory from one of my cousins, a recipe that Grandma may have used, or a tidbit of history that is connected to the letter.
Along with each pattern there is an opportunity to link a photo of your finished block to be entered for a chance to win a free fat-quarter. No need to be a blogger or even to be on social media. Email me a picture of your finished block and I will make it all happen!
In order to make linky opportunity available for the sew along I have a one-year subscription with link-up provider. BUT because the sew along is scheduled to run more than just 12 months (and a need to renew extend the subscription for another year) I don't want to let the remainder of the subscription to go unused. So..... that is where the brainstorming comes into play.
I am looking for ideas for link up opportunities, again with no need to be a blog writer.
One idea that I have considered is a weekly "Throwback Thursday" party... We work so diligently on our quilts, photo shoots and posts and then move on. Why not revisit some of our favorite projects and show them some love and attention again. Each link up will likely have a "theme" or subject matter... such as most challenging quilt or the various techniques (applique, paper pieced, hand-quilted, etc.) or featured colors.
But enough of my pondering... Did I meet my two Tuesday goals?
✔ Borders and sandwiching the king-sized quilt
✔ And if all goes well, start quilting said quilt!
I DID! Woo hoo!
Here's a better shot of the quilt with borders.
My two things to complete before next Tuesday will be to:
❧ Finish quilting this quilt...
❧ Bind the quilt.
Don't forget to leave an idea for future linky parties! I am ready to hear all of the ideas. :)
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