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Threadology QAL – Block 5

Welcome back for block five, Royal Star, of Fat Quarter Shop’s 2019 Threadology Quilt Along. I have to confess, I’m sitting here a bit stunned as I’m writing this. It’s April 1??? Starting the second quarter of the year already? Where does the time go???!!!

Threadology Block 5 │ Out of the Blue Quilts

Block 5 Royal Star

I love this quote in the thread box that came in the Threadology kit.

Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.

2019 Threadology Quilt Along

I’m still trying to apply that ideology to my life as a whole, but sometimes it seems like I’m pulling out the seam ripper more often than not, undoing ill-planned choices.

Threadology Block 5 │ Out of the Blue Quilts

Lately, I’ve really struggled with saying NO. I’m saying it, but it’s sooooo hard. At least on creative projects. Daily I stumble across a new quilt along, a block exchange, just something in my social media feed that I feel like I have to do. Saying no is so difficult, but I’ve been doing it.

Why, you might ask?

Threadology Block 5 │ Out of the Blue Quilts

Rather than starting new projects, this year I chose to start four new habits that focus on areas of my life I’m wanting to improve. I’ve decided as we enter this second quarter of the year I will start sharing what those habits are, why I chose them and the progress I’m making on each.

Threadology Block 5 │ Out of the Blue Quilts

Like this quilt, that progress is coming together one stitch at a time, so stay tuned!

Just a reminder that this year’s QAL benefits Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. Fat Quarter Shop offers all of the patterns for free, but offers the opportunity to make a $5 donation per pattern download to support Make-A-Wish. All proceeds from the pattern downloads will be donated to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas, with Moda Fabrics partnering along. To learn more about the cause you can view this Make-A-Wish video.

Be sure to follow the Threadology Quilt Along’s web page which includes all patterns and video tutorials, Facebook, and Instagram! Join the Kimberly Stitch Squad Facebook Group to join thegroup of quilters who are also quilting along. And be sure to hashtag your Threadology Quilt progress with #makeawish and #threadologyquiltalong on Instagram so we can see and share your work!

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