Do you take time at New Year’s to reflect on the past 12 months to see what the journey has been about? I do. My journey started out with moving into our home in NE TN (with it’s perfectly wonderful space for a quilting studio), and has been and still is about establishing a quilting life, rather than a quilting hobby.
|Working on a charity quilt|
I love quilting! Come to think of it, I feel most like myself when I am working at the sewing machine, buzzing along at the longarm, or teaching a quilting class. How blessed I am to have all these things filling my days! What are those things that make you feel most like yourself? I encourage you to add them into your life as often as you can.
As for quilting ---
I’ve been working on a new quilt for the guild’s January 2015 Quilt of the Month (a.k.a. QOM) project. Every month this guild season, I find a quick and simple construction technique somewhere, design a quilt using it, and offering the information to the guild. Of course, the information comes with a challenge for the guild members to actually make the quilt before the next meeting. I’ve been surprised that so many of the members have taken the challenge!
|Shadow Me This Block|
The January QOM is called Shadow Me This. ½ a layer cake makes a lap quilt, 1 layer cake makes a twin size. So easy! So dramatic in batiks and a black background. I can hardly wait to see how it turns out!