Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quilterie's Law

That's right!  I have pondered over a common quilting conundrum and come up with my own mathematical relationship.  It goes like this:

"Especially on holidays, opportunity to sew is inversely proportional to prepared work taken."

In other words, if you plan and prepare work to take along on holiday, you are unlikely to do it.  The corollary is that the more opportunity you have to sew, the less work you have prepared.

I prepared lots.  You guessed it.  More than 2 weeks away from home, with hand projects galore, I barely sewed anything.    I can present to you the sum total of my holiday sewing

Not a lot to show for so much opportunity!  And to top it  off, I missed all my favourite blogs.  But now I have the pleasure of catching up on my blog reading.

I have foregone the usual new year resolutions although the perennial "I won't buy more fabric till I've used up my stash" did briefly flit across my conscience. Not wishing to set myself up for failure, I've just forgotten the whole 'change for good' idea.

Perhaps a challenge would be more interesting.  For example, every quilt made (not just started) in 2011 must have some of this fabric in it:

Nothing too fancy, nothing too flash.  There goes my idea of starting an Amish quilt in 2011.   I'd love to hear about it if you think this may be an interesting challenge.  If you want to join in, let everyone know what fabric you have chosen.

I did manage to finish a Cherry tree quilt block on holidays.    Check it out over here.


The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Welcome back! The fact that you didn't get much sewing done when you were away tells me you must have been enjoying your break. I hope I am right.
I've never been one for New Years resolutions, I admit I have very little self discipline and I'm quite happy this way! However, your challenge to use a particular fabric(that may have been hanging around a little too long now)appeals. I'll watch this space for further developments.
Oh, Happy New Year!

Crispy said...

Well you did get some stitching done. I agree with you, you never get as much done as you think you will LOL.

I won't be joining your one fabric challenge as I'm not so sure I'll be starting anything new this year....just finishing the old stuff. Cute idea though :0)


Linda C said...

I too am catching up on some blog reading. Still at the beach, but on my own for a few days. Bliss after all the visitors. As yet no sewing done, but hope to remedy that tomorrow. I like your challenge idea. And think l recognize that fabric as one you bought recently in Melbourne. Loving your blocks!!

Carrie P. said...

fun applique blocks.
Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment.

Kathie said...

oh I just love these applique blocks, the fabrics too!
can you share where they are from?