I was thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and since I was successful with one for once, I decided to try another. I finally decided that no matter what, I am going to sew every day, even if it’s only for 15 or 20 minutes. I am tired of telling myself I can’t sew til I get something else finished, and I am such a terrible procrastinator. So now, I am going to do something every day, probably first thing in the morning, and take a picture of whatever I do, just so I will have 365 pictures to make a collage next year! LOL
Classes start tomorrow so I have been sewing like crazy since last weekend. It was so nice to sew guilt free – not worrying about school work that needed to be done. Here is the finished wall hanging top I made with the floral I wrote about last week –
My mother and daughter didn’t like the dark pink border I stuck in there, but I do. I guess it’s true that you can’t please everyone all the time.
The same day I finished that, I pulled out another fabric I wanted to make kaleidoscope blocks with –
I love how this fabric looks like someone has water colored on it. It made really fabulous 4 piece blocks –
Both of these wall hangings turned out approximately 50” square. There was practically nothing left from either piece of fabric. I love using up what I have!
So then I was looking around for something else to work on. I turned to the four charm packs of batiks I had bought a few months ago-
I had gotten 4 packs because I had an idea in mind for them, that after thinking long and hard about them, I decided I didn’t think I would like it. So for quite some time, I have been looking for something to do with them. Earlier this week I was looking through a quilting book and I saw a star – just a plain old star – that I started thinking I might like done in batiks. So I set about doing it.
I suppose if I was going to really completely let it go, I would have made all the triangle squares and then mixed them up, but I did stick to using both halves on the same block, just making them opposite each other. Maybe next time – baby steps, right?
I have enough charms to make 20 blocks, but the white background I was using – I didn’t have as much of it as I thought I did. Of course, it’s something I got a very long time ago and I can’t find it again, so I had to get another piece of white. I keep saying, hey it will add to the scrappy thing. I figured I would make the other 10 blocks with it and alternate them. It’s okay – I am only making it for myself. I have never had any interest in any kind of competition quilting, so I only have to please me.
The blocks will finish at just under 16”, so I think 5 by 4 rows will make a nice size bed quilt after all the sashings and borders.
I didn’t sleep well last night, and it finally occurred to me why. Last week I mentioned that I had stayed away from Starbucks for a year – and I did make it through that last day. But I had a $5 gift card and while I was out yesterday, I thought I would use it. So I went through the drive-thru and saw the sign for the new Flat White drink they are making. I figured since I wasn’t paying for it, I would give it a try. My first couple of sips were like – wow, this is the strongest coffee I have ever experienced - I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. But I kept drinking it. By the end, I decided, yeah, I could drink this again. However I was not thinking about the fact that it was already after 3 in the afternoon! So I bring this up to let you know – if you decide to try a Flat White, do so very early in the morning!
Hope you have had a great start to your New Year! Thanks for stopping by!