It’s not like me to make resolutions at the New Year or a “must make” list of quilts. When I started quilting, I had a 13 year-old daughter and she was (still is) much more important than trying to fool myself into believing I would actually accomplish any substantial goals! BUT, she’s driving herself around these days and my waking hours are much more my own.
That leaves me with the freedom to actually set goals and hold myself accountable for accomplishing them! No more blaming my laziness on my kids (ha).
I’m just not the “resolution” type
While I was working on a vintage quilt this past weekend, I was thinking about quilts I’d like to make in the foreseeable future. The list is long, my friends. There’s an applecore (shown above). Absolutely a star quilt (how, on God’s green Earth, have I not already made a star quilt?). And at the top of the list was a Dresden. I’m figuring out my quilty style, and I think I’m much more of a scrappy quilter than I am “I should only use this one line on this one quilt” kind of gal.
I’m changing my tune – and making resolutions
To that end, I am going to start 2019 with a list of Must-Make Quilts. A scrappy Dresden is at the top of that list. I’m going to mix things up, scrappy style, and combine fabric releases from different designers with a different style of Dresden block. That means I’ll have a scrappy fabric AND a scrappy block look.
I have a feeling that a quilt made up of blocks with Bonnie & Camille will play quite nicely with blocks from Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett and Riley Blake designers. It’ll be both modern and traditional, kinda like most of us.
Want to join along?
2019, I’ve decided, is the year I’m actually putting on my Big-Boy pants and diving into the passions that drive me. Starting right now, I’m dedicating myself to growing as a shop-owner, blogger and quilter. God will help me to remember that I’m not competing with all those other awesome bloggers who have had years to figure things out. It’s ok with starting small and going slowly. God has been so good to me that I was able to stay at home for both of my kids without having to work. Now with both quite independent, God has gifted me with time and dreams.