I know by Friday we should have some finishes. I have lots of in-betweens and now another start. Yes some are almost done, but today I only have a start.
When I scaled my job work schedule from first 5 days a week, then 4, then 3 and now finally 1 and well sometimes 2 I promised myself I would do two things. One take more workshops. My guild offers wonderful workshops at very low cost with a variety of really well know quilt teachers and lecturers. Two I would join challenges that take place a couple times a year within my guild. So a color challenge was thrown out on Tuesday night. I drew February and the challenge is to do a color piece 22 inches wide by 18 inches long. Yes, it is a landscape size. I knew exactly what I planned to do.
My idea, this from Carolyn Friedlander's book Savor Each Stitch. The size has to be tweaked a bit, but it is perfect for my plan.
So now to do some research on the gem and flower colors of February. Then to dig in my stash, and a shopping trip.
I managed a couple pieces from my stash and then off to the store. The clerk graciously cut lots and lots of 1/8th yard strips. Hmmmm, wonder if I will be welcomed there again, actually she was really nice about the stack of fabrics on the table.
Violets and Amethyst, February's flower and gem come in a variety of lavender and purples. The plan to have four rows of each color tone. I am still in need of a couple more fabrics to complete the 6 pieces of each of the 4 rows. I have until October to have it done. So lots of time to appliqué all those tiny little blocks. It may be a start rather than a finish but such a nice finish for me this week making the decision to go for it.