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Friday, October 26, 2012

Introducing: Sewing Confrontations - A November Blog Series at Quilty Habit

*My 2nd Blogaversary Giveaway ends on Mon., 10/29!*


About a month ago, I started one of my secret Christmas presents, and I realized I was making a silly mistake. I went on to challenge myself to do the best I could possibly do, by changing my technique... and I improved immensely (this is intentionally vague because there is more to come :) ).

Then, I thought: wouldn't it be cool if a bunch of bloggers challenged themselves to try something new and/or improve a sewing technique? And if I came up with an awesome title? So, "Sewing Confrontations" was born (hence the sparring needles). Especially because our hobby is one that is usually considered sedentary (though I would argue with anyone about how much sweat it takes to put a quilt together), I thought the title was perfect. I hope that readers will be inspired to try something new and/or improve their own sewing techniques... and share!

Every Friday in November, there will be a post on one of the participating blogs, discussing the personal challenge, the project (can be big or small, finished or unfinished), and the aftermath (there will also be a post here on Quilty Habit). On the last Friday and day of the month (Nov. 30), there will be a link up here, to share your sewing confrontation from November... and one (possibly two) will be randomly chosen to win fabric (incentive to try something!)


Here's the list of bloggers - some are my friends from the internet, while others are also real-life friends from the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild :)
Kickoff: Friday, Nov. 2: Jess at Quilty Habit (right here!) - Accurate Cutting
Nov. 9: Rebecca at Sew Festive Handmade - The 1/4 Inch Seam
Nov. 16: Val at PinkPlease! - Ruffles
Nov. 23: Rachel at Let's Begin Sewing... - English Paper Piecing

Nov. 30: DOUBLE POST: Katie at Swim, Bike, Quilt - Sewing with Knits
Kristina at Ornamental Confectionary - Making Pants
*AND link up at Quilty Habit!

So, are you excited? I am!



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2 comments:

  1. Great minds must think alike! I am taking a break checking email while I "confront" something new for me. I used a LOT (for me) white on the top of a Christmas quilt and I pieced a back (a first) with a LOT of white (for me) down the center. When I came up with this brillant idea, I didn't give a single moment's thought as to how I would quilt it. Now, I'm struggling through changing colors, not changing colors, switching styles and just "accepting." So I'm doing my fair of "confronting" in Dallas, Texas today!

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  2. I'm sorry I missed your deadline and that my emails didn't communicate what I was trying to say! Am happy to join in but it's probably too late! Hope you get lots of visitors to this series! It certainly sounds, well, challenging!

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