Ravelry’s Not Just For Knitters
August 18, 2008 § 9 Comments
Well, Ravelry was originally created and intended for knitters. But there is a small group of quilter’s who are gathering there as well. Swaps are going on, information is traded, and general cheering on of things well done can be found. We really need a Ravelry equivalent for quilters so that projects can be tracked and patterns shared, too.
Today, I started making red & white blocks for the Ravelry block swap. This is a block from the book Civil War Love Letters Quilt. I blew it up to make an 8″ block and then scrounged through my reds and whites. These blocks are good for working on value, especially when the goal is to stay within one color family.
Scraps have been in the back of my mind a lot lately. I have an ever-growing pile of scraps that I can’t quite make myself throw away or give away. Well, I could more easily give them away. But throwing them away seems impossible. I’m pondering some sort of Scrappy Group or a Scrappy Day where all things are about using up scraps. One goal is to really use up those petulant scraps. But another goal is to challenge the use of color and design.
My original thought was to sell the results on Etsy.com and as a by-product, much of the proceeds would be donated to charity. But I’m having a hard time getting myself together in that area right now. I really should be banned from Etsy because I just haven’t been good about posting anything. I don’t know how all those wonderful people do it. Still, one day I would like to.