After many years of making failed New Years resolutions, last year I gave away that idea in favour of something more likely to be achieved. I decided to use a particular fabric in every quilt that I worked on in 2011. I had some success with that challenge.
Now that the calendar has flipped over to 2012, I can start my new challenge. I am calling it " 2012 - the year of the solid".
I have been collecting solids for some time so that this year every quilt that I start will only use solids. There are so many yummy solids around at the moment, don't you think? I hope my challenge will be lots of fun and move me out of my comfort zone.
The rules I have made for myself are that quilts that have been started prior to 1/1/2012 will not be restricted to solids. But new quilts will have to conform to the challenge. Those quilts can be Amish, two colour (for instance red and white - how clever of me to include that parameter!), modern, applique, etc Really, anything goes except for a pattern or tone on tone fabric being in the quilt top.
I have been looking forward to this challenge for a few months now but wanted to wait until the beginning of the year to start. Such a challenge suits me much better than trying to control my fabric purchases, or desire to start new projects and I think it will be fun.
Speaking of new projects...well here is one that was a new project less than 2 months ago and is already close to completion. It is Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery quilt that you must have been reading about everywhere in the blogosphere.
I weighed all the units for my quilt and they came in at close to 1kilogram! They fit in a box similar in size to a shoebox. Looking at my fabric stash I realise I have many, many kilos of fabric.
Thanks to Bonnie for helping me use 1kilo in such a nice manner. I love how my mystery quilt has turned out.