Today I came across this quote from Mark Twain which feels very appropriate:
"Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.
Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."I don't generally do New Year's resolutions. Gentle goal setting has become useful however. To that end I am planning to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge again. Not sure that I will make the column quilt Angela has designed. Instead I think I'll make postage stamp stars in the color of the month. I also want to use the practice of monthly blocks to make stars for another Christmas quilt. I've made two so far, just finishing up the second one this season. Of course I don't have a picture of the finished quilt. Getting good pictures is one hurdle in my blogging journey.
I'm doing very well with my version of Quilty 365. You may remember that I'm cutting a 2.5" x 6.5" strip each day instead of appliqueing a circle. This is what I have so far:
The column on the left is comprised of 28 strips. The right one will have 29. The third one will have 28 again, then 29, and so on. I figure 13 columns will get me through the year and make for a nice size personal quilt. There have been a couple of days when it was a challenge to choose an appropriate print but nothing has truly stumped me so far. (whew!)
The quilt tops and backs for our twin granddaughters are ready for quilting. No, I don't have pictures. Not of the quilt parts anyway. I do have this one from Christmas Eve!
The Ohio Stars quilt I made from some of 2015's RSC blocks was quilted, bound, and sent off to a cancer patient in December. It's so handy having a long-arm quilter in the house!
The feathers you see in the photo above are on the back of a quilt for a child in foster care. Two quilts were rolled together when that picture was taken. Below you can maybe see the simple meander we decided on for the Ohio Star quilt.
All of James' quilting is done freehand, which allows him a lot of creative license when it comes to the quilting designs. If you look closely you might be able to see a couple of different patterns in the block below: