It’s time to share another Quilt Goals 2023 project with you! This year we’ve been working towards some Quilt Goals to grow in our quilting practice and to learn new skills. If you like to cross stitch or have been thinking about getting into it, I think you’ll enjoy seeing what Robin Pickens is stitching for #QuiltGoals2023. She’s jumped into cross stitch in a big way, so let’s take a look!
Learning to Cross Stitch
Robin shared how she got started saying, “My first goal was to make some designs that would go along with my Forest Frolic fabric line (from Moda Fabrics, due out in July!). I wanted to use orange, red, brown, tan, greens and a touch of hot pink. My first project was Acorn Trio and I used a print from Forest Frolic called Little Fall Fling in Chocolate as the background within this frame.”
She then shared her inspiration for the Fall Frolic Sampler she designed, “I enjoyed this project so much that it motivated me to make more little acorns. And leaves. Swirly leaves and little vines and colorful Aspen leaves. I loved learning more in MacStitch as I designed new blocks and tried them out as minis before composing them into a Fall sampler.”
Finally she shared a little something for all of you, “To celebrate the start of my cross stitch journey, I wanted to share a little FREEBIE pattern for you from one of these blocks.”
Click on the image below for the free pattern!
For more cuteness overload, these zipper pulls are hard to resist! One has an acorn and a leaf, and the other has a little mushroom and set of leaves. These would look cute on our Burlap, Pumpkin, and Olive Mad for Plaid Project Bags.
We are sew happy to have eight wonderful bloggers making projects to challenge themselves. Each month on the blog a different quilter will share part of their journey to achieve their quilt goal. Be sure to follow them for inspiration and check back on the blog the last Thursday of each month to see their projects and keep up with the fun with #QuiltGoals2023 on Instagram.
February 23: Pat Sloan (@QuilterPatSloan) is sewing Tula Pink’s Butterfly Quilt.
March 23: Melissa Corry (@HappyQuiltingMC) will sew a duffle bag.
April 27: Sherri McConnell (@aQuiltingLife) will make an orange peel project.
May 25: Jemima Flendt (@TiedWithARibbon) plans to teach a friend to quilt.
June 22: Robin Pickens (@RobinPickens) will try her hand at cross stitching.
July 27: Wendy Chow (@the.WeekendQuilter) will make a quilt-as-you-go project.
August 24: Christopher Thompson (@the_tattooed_quilter) will make a bed-sized quilt.
September 28: Shereece Nicole (@SewHookedOnTreasures) has set her sights on a t-shirt quilt.
October 26: I’m going to sew a clamshell quilt!
Did you set a goal for yourself this year? If you did, how’s it going?