I changed my mind about the quilt I was going to start this morning but I used the fabric from Connecting Threads kit I had pulled last night. I have an annual membership to Craftsy that I’m debating whether to continue or not. When they were selling fabric (under the names Craftsy and BluPrint) an annual membership got you free shipping which made it very worthwhile for me. I do view class segments when I’m looking for something specific in quilting, crochet, or knitting so it can be a good resource but I have yet to watch a class from start to finish and I’ve done only a project or two from any of them. BUT just because I don’t actually watch the entire class or do the projects, it doesn’t mean I’m not learning or gaining ideas to incorporate in my own projects. So, as I said, I’m still debating whether I’ll renew next year.
One benefit of annual membership is you get credits to “buy” classes that you’ll own forever even if you decide to not renew the annual membership. I was looking for classes today to use the 6 credits I have that will expire at the end of the year and I found this Twisted Irish Chain class. I really liked one of the projects in the class so I used one of my credits for it.
And so this morning, I decided to use my “kit” fabric to make the Granny Squares quilt. I should have taken a bit more time to plan how I was going to use my fabric but I did a few quick calculations and started cutting. I had to change the plan because I didn’t have enough fabric to do a borderless quilt and because the stash is in Tampa, I had limited options for additions but that’s OK. I’m happy enough with the adjusted plan and have made a good start on piecing the 9 patch blocks after laying it all out and snapping this photo. It’s a good pattern for fat quarters so I’m sure I’ll be using it again too.