Well, I have to confess! I have a hard time writing blog posts, procrastinating about every little detail. Waiting until I have the perfect content for the 'perfect' post.......... do you do this too? It's like starting a new quilt, it takes time to get to the point where I feel I have everything ready to create the design of my dreams lol Well........I have had to get over this way of thinking and just make a start..........not giving too much thought to the end product, letting the design flow as the quilt starts to take shape.
So........I have decided that my blog will be the same process, I will just start writing and let the conversation flow and see where we end up.
January has been a very busy month, with the family home and trying to fit in sewing time. With the thought of starting a new quilt design, I have found myself cleaning out my sewing room, which usually means rearranging the furniture to try and make more space ( I always want more space) sorting and organizing my fabrics. You wouldn't believe the mess I created! With all my fabrics all over the place.
Once I finally had a clean space I could focus on the process of designing and making a new quilt. ( that's what I call procrastinating) While going through the cleanup ideas for a new quilt start to percolate in my mind. Going through my fabrics always stimulates ideas.
I have started with selecting a selection of fabrics from my stash, starting with a variety of background fabrics in the same tone, then finding colors that blend into the mix. Now I am busy making a few blocks, I have a vague plan in my mind we will see where it takes me. The blocks are a simple nine patch design, simple and quick to make.
I will leave you now while I make more blocks.
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