January OMG

Today I am going to start my first QAL for 2018.  It is the Home Sewn By Us – Regatta Quilt Along.

The plan is to use the Boundless Jelly Roll, which should make a quilt very similar to the pattern colors.  I have one small challenge, let’s call it an opportunity.

The pattern calls for the same color/fabric for each row.  That would be great if I had two strips of each color.  Some of the colors I have three strips.  So I am planning that some row will be the same color and some will have one color from the row above and one color from the row below.

Anyone who checks on my projects, knows that I don’t like to have many projects going at the same time.  I must confess, I don’t have any works in progress.  I may need to change that up, since sometimes I have the urge to do some sewing but don’t want to pull out a full quilt project.  We’ll see how this goes for 2018.  Maybe I’ll have one or two projects going at a time.

Off to the cutting table, not till after I get my 10,000 steps in for today.

Linking up with:

Elm Street Quilts – OMG

My Quilt Infatuation – Needle and Thread Thursday



  1. January 4, 2018 / 9:55 am

    I think that having the colors transition between rows will be a fun way to update the pattern. I look forward to seeing how it comes together for you!

  2. January 4, 2018 / 10:14 am

    I am in love with your colors!

  3. January 4, 2018 / 10:14 am

    I love this color palette and it’ll be gorgeous when your finished. You won’t have any trouble coming up with a solution for the strips. I don’t often have a lot of projects happening at once, I totally understand!!

  4. January 4, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    I was wondering which QALs you might have in mind! I’m joining this one and can’t wait to see yours. I love the seaside colours! I like to sometimes have a couple of projects on the go but I don’t work on them at the same time. I get to a point in one project where stopping seems logical and swap to another one – it keeps things a bit fresh that way and gives thinking time if required.

  5. January 4, 2018 / 11:13 pm

    I have a similar predicament with a Tula Pink pattern I just started. I had all of the right fabrics in my stash from when I bought the Tabby Road fat quarter collection and the coordinating solids, but did not realize that the Tabby Mountain pattern requires a THIRD of a yard of each of the solid colors, and I only have fat quarters. Unfortunately, a third is bigger than a quarter, and I can only get about half of the triangles I need out of those FQs. Bummer! So I have been raiding my stash as well for options. So much for a QUICK project, right?

  6. January 4, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    That is going to be a pretty quilt! I like the colors and the design – simple and very striking!

  7. January 5, 2018 / 12:08 am

    This will be a beautiful quilt. The jelly roll I chose doesn’t have very many matching so my rows will mostly each be different.

  8. Patty
    January 5, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Looks like a fun project. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  9. January 5, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Hi Jan!
    OOOOOOOH, look at those colors! Wow . . . this is going to look SO fabulous. If that doesn’t scream water/aqua/beauty, I don’t know what does. You know, you could also shorten the width so that all rows only take one strip, but I think your plan works wonderfully as well. With the white square as a breaking point, it won’t matter anyway. This is perfect for OMG – I think you can easily get it pieced and even quilted this month (but no pressure!). I didn’t know you were a work-on-only-one-project-at-a-time quilter. I’ll have to see if I can tempt you (just kidding!). You must not have any UFOs, or do you get tired of working on something and put it aside for a bit? Just curious . . . I seem to have too darn many started at one time, yet I am always willing to start a new one (or think about it anyway). ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. January 7, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    The idea for the color transition sound great. Always love when one comes up with “new” pattern arrangements – especially out of “need”. Good luck with your OMG.

  11. Shannon
    January 9, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Lovely colors for the Regatta Quilt. I am excited to see how your idea turns out!

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