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It's easy to have good intentions that don't amount to much, but turn those ideas into goals and they suddenly get attention! That's exactly why I enjoy A Lovely Year of Finishes. At least one thing gets done every month of the year!
My February goal is to design and construct a top for the "Birds of a Feather" challenge hosted by Quilting Arts magazine.
An old project, in progress. I still love it!
Completed in 2013.
Tackling that will put another check mark on my 2015 Quilty Resolutions list (see number 6?).
Thanks, Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl, for setting this in motion.
Having my list RIGHT in front of me has helped direct my energy!
Morning yoga (#2) has morphed into weight training. Today was my first official workout (using a program designed just for me), and I'm not gonna lie . . . it was tough. Throwing up seemed like an attractive option when I was done. But I will persevere! I know it will get easier. Besides, I'm stubborn like that. :-)
Did you notice number FOUR??? I DID IT. I clicked "submit". And now I wait.
If it isn't, I will be - - - relieved. (Ridiculous, isn't it? I keep thinking it would give me time to actually plan a project for next year, and do something better.)
Meanwhile, I'm still working with fruit in preparation for the CQA Judge Certification Programme (#5 on my list!).
This time we were challenged to cut fruit shapes "by eye". No tracing or planning, just looking at fruit and cutting. We were to cut two layers of fabric at a time (yikes - twice as much potential for disaster!) so we would have identical shapes for two different exercises.
|Contour cutting exercises.|
We were to cut basic shadows and highlights, too. At that point I was cursing myself for using grapes . . . so. many. shapes.
Exercise one was to create a realistic still life. Well. Okay. For some reason, everything I cut was HUGE! I like how it fills the space, but the scale was a surprise. Which sounds quite daft, since I was the one doing the cutting!
Exercise two was to use all the weird bits and pieces to create an abstract composition based on one of the forms in the book. In case you can't tell, I chose "asymmetrical".
Now that it's fused I've had a dozen other ideas that
(I must remember #12 on my list!!!)
Last, but not least, the Quilt of Valour I've been working on is finally bound and FINISHED! Yippee!
I hope you are having a fun and productive start to your year!
Linking up with:
A Lovely Year of Finishes February Goals @ Sew BitterSweet Designs & Fiber of All Sorts
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced
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