I decided to take on a new challenge in the new year! In addition to the full size quilts I’m making for my LQS and the hospital I decided I needed something to kind of shake things up. I don’t remember where I saw Project Quilting, probably on Instagram back in December, but I decided to join the Facebook group and follow along. Each week of Project Quilting has a theme and you make something quilted of your choice in a week. That’s not a lot of time but I thought it would be a great way for me to practice some techniques I’ve only touched on and practice my machine quilting. Right now my machine quilting consists of straight lines with the walking foot and sometimes that’s iffy too.
The challenge for the first week is “Hometown Proud.” The challenge rules said anywhere you’ve lived so I have some options (San Diego, CA; Portland, OR; Eugene, OR) but decided to do something that represents where I live now in Albany. I don’t want to give too much away in case I don’t like it and have to scrap it or I don’t finish but I’m really hoping to finish and that this will let me experiment beyond following a pattern.
As soon as I came up with my idea, I decided to sort some scraps into bins that have been hanging around so I could hopefully use them in my project. I have more yellow and blue than I thought. I’m shy on the red which I need for my project so I may need to cut into some yardage. I may also throw in some hand dyed fabrics for some variety. I’m trying to use what I have in my stash.
Let me know what you’re up to in the new year!