Hi folks, I'm up to my elbows in ribbon and glitter glue today but I wanted to take a quick break to point you toward this neat quilt-along project over at The Sometimes Crafter. Christina, her mom and her friends wanted to spend some quality time together and they wanted to learn to quilt, so voilà, this sampler quilt sew along was born. Each month, Christina posts a new tutorial and participants get busy crafting the next quilt block. When they're finished, they'll have 12 blocks, enough for a quilt top! I have always been intrigued by the idea off making a sampler quilt, but put off by the traditional look of the blocks (not that there's anything wrong with traditional blocks, they just aren't to my taste for my home), and that's where the genius of this project comes in – this project has a thoroughly modern look. I especially like the flying geese colour wheel block from July. Following a quilt-along is a great way to learn new techniques at your own pace, and Christina's tutorials are clearly written with lots of great photos. The fact that there's a different block each month helps keep you motivated to keep going (as any quilter would tell you, a little momentum can help a lot!). Have you ever participated in an online quilting bee or quilt-along? Did you like it? How did your quilt turn out?