Thursday, January 5, 2017

182 Day Solstice Challenge Off to Good Start

With the new year comes new projects. It's a rule!

So, I have chosen three projects to work on with my online quilting community.

The first is the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club. This group
aims to challenge my brain to 'think' about what I'm doing as I piece and quilt. Very excited as I get started with the first month's segment hosted by Lucky Spool Media. Each month the presenter is a noteworthy quilter/blogger. Learning from the best!

The next project I am undertaking is Pat Sloan's 182 Day Solstice Challenge. We're making 12.5 inch blocks, so they are coming together quite easily. And best of all, I'm using up a fat quarter bundle of Joel Dewberry's Atrium collection that has been sitting in my closet for more than a year. Go, me!

Here are a couple of shots of the first blocks.

Churndash Block for 182 Day Solstice Challenge
 The Day Into Night Star could have been better if I had used a less-busy light fabric. Ah, well. Maybe it will look okay in the finished quilt.
Day Into Night Star for 182 Day Solstice Challenge

Tide Pool Block for 182 Day Solstice Challenge
This is what all 3 blocks look like together.

And the final project I'm tackling this year is the Chocolatier Block of the Month from  Annemarie Chany of GenX Quilters. I have signed up and have immediately gotten 'stuck' trying to pick out fabrics for this gorgeous quilt. That one simple fact caused me to reflect on the other projects that I have signed up for in the past, only to go nowhere with them because I couldn't get the perfect fabrics together. What? Silly brain of mine.

Since 2017 is my Year of Tenacity, I cannot let this slide. So I am going to my local quilt shop this afternoon and select fabrics. Hopefully.  I just cannot 'not' do this again!

What are you working on so far this year?  Doh - I just remembered that I said I'd participate in our quilt guild's Mystery BOM, too.  Good thing I'm 'retired'!

Quilting with a smile,

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  1. You are going to have a busy year ahead of you! Have fun picking out the fabrics for your BOM. That is one of my favorite steps to a quilt!

  2. Happy New Year Barb! How about posting your Winter Solstice blocks on Q&L? They are pretty! Carol

  3. If it's any consolation, I felt the exact same way about Chocolatier. I always feel I need to pick my own fabrics to make it mine, but sometimes the wheels just spin. I'll look forward to seeing your choices.

  4. Nice! I really like that white fabric from your churn dash! I'm doing the QAL too!

  5. Hey, lookin' good with the Solstice blocks! Love the colors and fabrics you're using.


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