At just over three weeks into the new year I’ve already failed at two of my resolutions!
I had set my mind to losing some weight and with life all upside and sideways, I’ve resorted to my old habit of stress eating. The other fail? I bought some fabric. Again! Although to be truthful, I had a $50 gift certificate to Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and I decided I would use it on some Bluebird Park by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. by Moda. This isn’t the whole line but it’s enough to hold me off any more purchases of it. As usual, I have no idea what I’ll make with it but this was a fabric line that I kept dreaming about so I thought I’d get some.
I also decided to join in on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2014 at SoScrappy. I know I’m late to the party but I have been admiring all the scrappy creations in blog land and need to make a dent in my scrap bins. My sister also said she would love another scrappy “something”, so I thought “two birds with one stone”. I may as well have an end purpose to the fun I have all year.
Here is the pile of blue scraps I cut – the colour for January. I plan on making a few blocks and see where it all takes me. I only have a rough idea for a couple of the blocks, otherwise, it will be improvisational piecing. I also have some paper-piecing templates I’d like to try out so I may play with one or two of those as well. This pile of cut scraps is enough to make about eight or nine 12″ blocks depending on how I piece them and this is only a small fraction of my blue scraps. See why I NEED to use up some scraps?
I think I may hide away in my sewing room all day tomorrow (except for church, of course). I think my guys will let me get away with one day of playing “hooky” on housework!