My granny squares quilt came back from Joan’s last week. I was not disappointed – it all came together beautifully! I’ve shown the back as well – just a few strips of the blue prints pieced with Kona Snow.
I am always filled with good intentions in January. Not resolutions, but intentions. Resolutions imply a certain steely-eyed determination to make them happen. But instead, I prefer to be filled with gentle optimism for all the possibilities a new year brings.
I will eat better, exercise more. I will take a break from work on weekends (a constant danger when working from home.) I am going to QuiltCon (already committed.) I will join an online bee (done!) I will make the Union Jack quilt I didn’t get to last year. I will try foundation paper piecing (I’m such a procrastinator on this one).
I finally caught up on some neglected blog reading this morning, and found a number of new ideas to fuel my enthusiasm. There’s the scrappy trip along everyone seems to have done over Christmas. What a great way to make a dent in my scrap pile. Amy Ellis has started a Dancing Stars quilt along which would help me with my paper piecing intention. Alyssa at Pile O’ Fabric has a skill builder block of the month. This one is quilt as you go, so I could work on my free motion quilting skills. And the Something New Sampler just looks like fun.
I hope your 2013 is off to a great start!