Nothing new to report on the diet challenge. As I write this, I'm seriously thinking about chucking my scale out of the window. Ha! How liberating that would be!
I would like to thank everyone who has entered my handbag giveaway. Thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comments.
For many months, I have been seeing so many beautiful quilts throughout blogland and I have become more and more interested in doing one myself. I have done a yo-yo quilt, a rag quilt and a simple hand-tied block quilt. What has kept me from delving deeper into quilting is the task of maneuvering all of that fabric through my sewing machine. There is simply not enough room and I hate struggling like that.
I came upon some information recently about the quilt as you go method. Now, I think this is something that I can manage as this method allows you to deal with quilting one block at a time. Of course, true to my nature, I will not be following any written pattern. I'm thinking of something more in line of a simple block pattern with sashing for my first try. If anyone has tried this method and would care to share how much you liked or disliked it, please let me know. Even if you haven't tried this method but have an opinion about it, I would love to hear from you. As a non-quilter, it would be invaluable information for me.
This is the color palate that I am thinking about working in. I'm planning to add several solid fabrics into the mix. I'm pretty occupied with other things so I am realistic and realize that I won't be finishing this any time soon. If it takes me years, I will accept that. Steady as she goes will be my motto toward this new endeavor.
Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!