I didn't do much sewing this weekend, but while blog-hopping (while I could have been sewing), I came across the Dead Simple Quilt-Along over on Lily's Quilts. I've been wanting to join a quilt-along but I've been intimidated by the more complicated quilts (also, the closer I get to my due date the more I am inclined to watch my money, as much as I would love to blow hundreds of bucks on yards of designer fabric)--this "dead simple" concept is quite appealing! And the focus is on picking colors that coordinate well with each other, which is a skill I definitely want to work on. I think I found a palette on design seeds I want to use:
I like purple, but I haven't gotten a chance to really use it in a quilt yet, so I thought, why not? I especially love purple and green together. I also normally wouldn't choose yellow or that salmon-orange color for myself, but I want to challenge myself to work with colors I usually wouldn't, so here we are. We'll see if I change my mind before the quilt-along begins.
There's also the mug rug swap on Fluffy Sheep Quilting. A bunch of beginners are jumping in on the swap, which consists of making a mug rug and a "goodie" for two swap partners, so I thought, why not? Never mind that I've never made a mug rug before and have no idea what to make for a "goodie." I've been wanting to make a new case for my Kindle as I've completely lost my old one--it's likely buried at the bottom of a pile of fabric somewhere in the apartment--so maybe I'll make a couple of those, too. Who knows?!
Anyhow, the mug rug swap needs to be completed by the end of September, and it sounds like the Dead Simple Quilt-Along will also begin in September, so they overlap a little, and I'm also working on three other quilts right now that I would LOVE to have done before my Thanksgiving due date, but who knows, right? Is this what it's like to be a quilter and have a million projects all in the works? Because, you know, it's actually kind of...dare I say it...fun?