As part of getting back into the swing of things on this blog, I'm joining Jen's 100 Day Challenge.
The challenge is pretty straightforward: choose three quilting/crafting goals to be accomplished in the first 100 days of 2017. Here are mine.
1. Make 100 of these little 4 1/2-inch basket blocks
I love basket blocks but have yet to make a basket block quilt for myself. For a bed-quilt, I'll need 400 of these small baskets, but 100 would be a good start and I hope motivate me to continue.
This will also be one of my Rainbow Scraps Challenge project this year–I found five purple fabrics for five of these blocks in my scrap bin.
The outside edge of the basket handles have not yet been stitched down. That's my plan for Slow Sunday Stitching tomorrow.
2. Create 20 blog posts
I want to get back to more regular blogging, but am having a hard time finding my way back. This goal translates to one post every 5 days (or 1 or 2 each week). One down (this one) ... 19 to go.
3. Finish this very old Block Lotto sampler quilt.
This old project has since had borders added, but still remains unquilted, despite two efforts in the past.
Most of the 10-inch blocks in this quilt were lotto blocks in 2005-2006 ... yes, it's THAT old. It's a scrap quilt, made from fabrics that I thought would give this quilt a 1940's feel. My plan has always been to quilt it with Baptist Fans. I tried first on someone's longarm that was having problems–and I had to rip it all out, then thought I'd hand quilt it ... which never happened. Now I'm going to try it via free motion quilting.
FYI, all the block patterns in this quilt can be found on the Quilter's Cache website.
First, though, I have to FIND it ... it was packed away for my move last fall and I think it's in storage.
To push myself to get busy on this one, I'm making it my OMG (one monthly goal) for January.
Laura inspired me last year with her year of turning blocks she'd won on Blocklotto.com into quilt tops--one each month. I hope to make some forward progress with some of my block lotto projects this year ... beginning with this one. If you want to be inspired by Laura's productive last year, she blogged about it here:
Recap of My 2016 Block Lotto Challenge