I’m excited. Giddy. Obnoxious with anticipation. January is officially reboot month.
And I want you to join me in a bit of decadence.
Cliche as it sounds, January represents possibilities and fresh starts. An opportunity to commit to nurturing our creative sides.
Just looking at The Cozy Throw Quilt is a mental vacation from Colorado’s frigid January temps. To me the quilt’s simplicity, and especially the featured color palate, lean toward a much-appreciated beach-y vibe. But if you were going to make this quilt switching to a black background and warm colors, the look and feel might change dramatically.
In the online quilting world during the past few weeks, I’ve seen umpteen thousand Facebook friend and blog posts featuring stunning former UFO’s (Unfinished Objects) that have been completed with gusto. Some of the same proud quilt creators have now moved on to posting current works-in-progress (WIPS).
QuiltSpeak Defined: As I understand it, the difference between the UFOs and WIPs seems to be “shelf life” — that is UFOs may have been put away for some reason and a long time, while WIPs might just be lingering on the dining room table or on a design wall for a few weeks.
Either way, I’m ok admitting I’ve 2 WIPs and 1 UFO.
And … I’m about to jump into another WIP.
And, I’m inviting you to join me in learning to create this wonderful Kona Cotton Cozy Quilt Throw.
If you’re among those I’ve heard from who’ve shied away from quilting because getting started seems complicated, or too pricey, or too time consuming or group classes intimidate you or you can’t find time to work a shop class into your schedule — this may be your opportunity to step into the light.
Nurse your creative urges.
About a week ago, a good friend and I were therapeutically browsing through Craftsy’s quilt kits. Since a few I’d been wanting to try had been discounted, I added a few to my cart. Then I didn’t order them because I didn’t want to act impulsively.
When I was offered a free online class from Craftsy for recently becoming an affiliate, I jumped at the opportunity to take Amy Gibson’s Learn to Quilt: Cozy Throw Quilt course.
How cool is it this beginner level class is for one of the very projects I had sitting in my cart — begging to become my new WIP?
I’ll be reviewing the class and the project as I go. And hope you’ll join in the fun and share any insights and photos of your WIPs as well.
This way we get to make a quilt together, learn together and enjoy building our Sew God community.
I’ve taken a few Craftsy courses this past year and have benefitted tremendously from such. It’s the next best thing to having an onsite magic personal Quilt Mentor.
You can take and retake the class — pause, review and accelerate — according to your schedule, any time, day or night.
Gibson’s Learn to Quilt: Cozy Throw Quilt course should appeal to beginners and intermediates, teaching how to make a quilt start to finish — 100% — utilizing basic tools. Imagine the possibilities … choosing whether to personally quilt tops at home or invest using a long-arm service. These fundamental techniques will translate into greater a greater spectrum of creativity and many gifting projects (pillows, potholders, bags…).
For the course you can use your own fabrics, or save time and money by using Craftsy’s discounted Cozy Throw Quilt kit (the one I put in my cart last week). The kit is discount priced and filled with high quality, beautiful Kona Cottons.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the class and seeing your WIPs.
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