I do like the practice of choosing a word, a touchstone that reflects intention. On the 15 Minutes of Play blog, we're making little quilts to express that word. This is the one I made yesterday.
I recently received a spool of some shiny Madeira rayon thread from Frieda Anderson as part of a giveaway on her site. Thanks again, Frieda! It seemed the perfect choice for the spirals, petals and loopy squiggles I doodled over the pink background of made fabric. I then added some white leafy vines in the black and white fabrics.
Why dare? The free dictionary website provides this definition:
1. (tr) to challenge (a person to do something) as proof of courage
2. (can take an infinitive with or without to) to be courageous enough to try (to do something): she dares to dress differently from the others; you wouldn't dare!.
3. (tr) to oppose without fear; defy
4. I dare say I daresay
a. (it is) quite possible (that)
b. probably: used as sentence substitute
5. a challenge to do something as proof of courage
6. something done in response to such a challenge
[Old English durran; related to Old High German turran to venture]
In some ways, I am still very much a quilting scaredy cat. I hope this little quilt reminds me to challenge myself to be courageous in quilting and in life, to push myself to enter quilts in shows–something I have not yet done–and to put myself out there and face possible rejection in other ways.
I asked the Block Lotto community to blog about quilting goals. This is my post for the link party there.
I am also joining Leah's FMQ project link up.