Hamming It Up Quilt: Update 1

A little update on the project that wiggled into my head last year!

Last year I wrote about my idea to create a quilt for the Cadiz Ham Festival.  I’ve finally gotten to a sewing break of sorts, so I have started working away on my blocks for my quilt.

So far I’ve completed all of my corn cob blocks, using the pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts and I’ve started on my letters, using the ribbon alphabet by Patch and Dot.  I’m absolutely thrilled about how this is coming together.  I love the light grey background because the colors all pop off of it so well without looking stark like I think a white background would look with these bold colors.  I don’t normally work in strictly solids but these Art Gallery solids are so buttery and wonderful feeling that I absolutely love it.

I cannot wait to have more of these blocks done and have this quilt start coming into shape!  2019 is definitely a quilty year for me, because I’m branching out and sewing different types of blocks than I normally do (hello drunkard’s path blocks, I’m looking at you) and I am having all of these moments like “oh, I CAN sew really well!  I think things like curves that normally scare quilters don’t scare me because of the curved sewing I use making plushies.  It’s kind of like when you run with weights on and you take them off and you’re a speed demon, that’s how I feel going from sewing curves using minky to now using quilting cotton.

I hope y’all are having as much fun as I am this year.  I’m just over here embracing my inner silly self and getting it out there into the world. ❤

Until next time, happy sewing!

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