Monday 6 January 2014

some new linky parties I might join

The craft-webs are bursting with linky parties. Some have been around for a while, others are new (at least to me).

The two I'm going to mention here are both new; neither of the bloggers has had a linky party before (well, that's my understanding anyway).

Both are quilt related, which is not surprising since knitters are so well catered for by the wonderful site known as Ravelry. There we can find all sorts of knit-alongs, groups to join, etc. that those things are rarely seen on blogs these days.

So, back to the two linky parties that have caught my attention this past week.

The first goes by the rather curious title of "Relaxing Robin" so I just had to check I to out. I've always wanted to join a "round robin" but I use chain store fabrics and many of the "robins" want quilt store fabrics only. Also, since I still comsider myself a beginner, I'm never quite sure if my skills are up to the task.

Dawn, at sewyouquilt2, has come up with a novel idea -- a "relaxing robin" where the work never leaves home. Instead, each month, Dawn posts instructions and quilters add to their work. It starts with an abandoned block and builds from there. Of course, if you didn't have an abandoned block, you could always try a new technique to make a block (and link it to my "Something Old, Something New party, LOL)

Dawn has not actually set up a linky party; you can read more about her idea here.

The other linky party I'm considering has to do with those shelves full of quilt books we all have! Sharon, at Vrooman Quilts, is challenging us to make a quilt from one (or more) of those books. I left a comment that I have never made a quilt from a pattern and that's okay, says Sharon, we can work on a quilt inspired by a pattern in a book! Here's the link to Sharon's blog post and below is Sharon's fabulous button (which, as yet, doesn't have a grab code).
So, what about you? Are you joining any linky parties in 2014, weekly, monthly or occasionally?


  1. Thank you for the shout out and for the info on the relaxed robin - that sounds like fun and another resource for using up some orphans and scraps.

  2. Inspiration can take any form as long as it gets you sewing!

  3. There are five linky parties I link to just about every week plus I have two of my own I host - one for applique and one for hexagons(I call them hexies). I find linky parties are great ways to keep me motivated to move forward on my quilting endeavors - have to have something to post don't I? - grin. Thanks for letting us know about these two - sound just like the thing I need to move out orphan blocks and books - I easily have over 200 of them.

  4. Hi Lynne,
    The world is our oyster!! We can find such great things on
    the net, there's just no stopping us.
    Cheers, Anita.

  5. Hi Lynne happy new year!
    I was thinking about the yarn along but I don't really have the time to read a book a week and to knit as well!
    Here's to another year of ufo's ;)

  6. thanks for the shout out! hopefully some internet friends such as yourself and I can turn some unloved UFO blocks into something beautiful and useful. isn't the internet grand?
    Dawn sewyouquilt2

  7. Sounds like fun stuff. I'm going to pass on the round robin, but I'll try the Let's Book It. Probably not every month, but I'm sure I'll link up a few times this year. Thanks for showcasing these two.


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