The Little Miss Sawtooth quilt along was my very first time hosting a quilt along. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their participation and for making this so much fun. See the #littlemisssawtoothQAL. I hope it has been fun for you as well.
My favorite part of quilting is the community side of it. Without somebody to ooh and aah over quilty things with you, it can be very lonely. It’s so nice to be able to share this craft with people all over the world. I am always immensely inspired while perusing IG (which I do a twenty times a day).
So thank you, thank you for taking this journey with me. Many of you, I am now regularly chatting with and some of you have become my pattern testers.
It would appear from the hashtag that many of you quilt along participants are just as in love with low volumes as I am. Can I gush just a minute here? I LOVE low volume fabrics, and I love a good variety of them in my quilt. My quilt features more than 20 different low volume prints. I love how they make all the colors around them pop. I do wish I’d done a little darker color palette with my “colors”, but overall I’m very happy with how this quilt came out.
I’ll tell you one thing I learned was after making this many flying geese I feel pretty darn confident about them. I learned some new tricks (setting my seam before opening the points) that make it even easier for me to get those points popping out properly.
We learned together how easy it is to alter a block just by changing one part of it. We also learned how versatile this old sawtooth star block can be.
I do want to make a personal note to myself to put a little more thought into my fabric choices. I feel like some of my star points were not dark enough and didn’t pop quite as much as I’d hoped. Also, in the future, I’d like to stay away from gray based low volumes and busy low volumes. Sometimes, I just get so excited and think how cool a particular print is that I forget to stop and think about how it will look on a quilt. That literary print in particular keeps staring at me from the pictures and making me second guess.
I’m always saying that as long as YOU made a quilt, it’s something to be happy and pleased with. And don’t get me wrong, I’m very pleased with my quilt. I just also feel that it’s okay for me to notice something that could be better and use that knowledge to grow as a quilter. This is permission to make personal notes about your own quilts, not to be confused with pointing out things that could be better to other quilt maker’s about their quilts (I’ve had that happen to me lately BTW).
I also learned that my style is scrappy ( I already knew that of course, but this pretty much cements it ). I love scrappy. I love using scraps for the purpose of using fabrics that I’ve purchased and to not waste them, but also that I one hundred percent love the look of a scrappy quilt. Also, pale quilts own me. They are my fave. They have this whole ethereal look to them and it really just makes me want to go out and buy a big new bundle of low volumes.
Sorry about the picture overload. I just couldn’t help sharing them. It’s not everyday that I have pictures with actual people in them. It’s usually just me and my iphone.
Now that this quilt along has ended, I can devote all my attentions to the Bari J Quilt along that I am hosting over on fabric designer Bari’s site. If you’d like to join me there, we are only a few blocks in. Read the details here.
This year is almost at an end and I’m starting to wonder what’s in store for me this year. Is there something you’d like to see? Something you’d like to learn more about from me? If you have thoughts or ideas I’d love to hear about them. Leave a comment below or email me through my contact page up top.
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