Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville.com is in the midst of getting ready to move in the middle of the busy holiday quilting time. So like any of us who are addicted to quilting her way to cope with stress is to start a new quilt project! Not only that, she decided to share it with all of her online quilting buddies and make it a long term (6-8 weeks or whatever it takes) mystery project. And now it has really taken off. She set up a Yahoo list to have chat about it and in just a few days there are close to 800 members...most of whom are crazy enough to join in on this project despite having a gazillion other things we "should" be doing.
I decided I would do this quilt. I was in a bit of a slump and needed a motivator project. I need to get my sewing room organized, sort my stash, cut scraps into usable strips and squares, and also get started on my DS's wedding quilt. I am combining all of these...using scraps for the quilt and organizing my bins as I cut and sort. I'm finding some fabrics for Jannie's (Jamie and Annie's) Quilt and setting them aside.
I finished step one yesterday evening...100 mini rail fence blocks...and also sewed a few blocks for a Sunshine Guild Challenge. Step two was posted this morning...100 mini 9-patch blocks and cutting a few 3.5 inch filler squares. So it's back to the fabric bins to cut some more strip and squares. I'm shooting for emptying, sorting and cutting 1 bin of scraps per day, then on to the shelves and drawers!