ALYOF – March Goal

I can’t believe we are already in March.  Something happened around the same time that I turned 30 and time started moving more quickly and when 40 came it hit warp speed.  Which is why I am pleasantly surprised that I have met both my January and February goals.  In fairness, I’ve probably been a little easy on myself when setting goals.  So this month I’m going to push myself a little more.

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Savannah is my step daughter and she graduates from high school this year.  This may be the oldest box/WIP that I have and it will feel really good to clear this box.  Over the last year or so I have been collecting bits and pieces of Cori Dantini’s various fabric lines.  Most of what I have is from Sweet Life.  I can’t really explain why, it just makes me think of Savannah.  She’s a really sweet girl.  She’s a lot like her dad in that she see’s the good in people before anything else (a trait that is hard to find in the cynical world that we live in), and I’m quite fond of him.  I’ve also thrown in some Noteworthy, Salt Air and other assorted prints and solids that compliment the Cori Dantini panels.

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That’s as far as I’ve gotten on this project over the last year (or more).  I know exactly what my obstacle has been….plain and simply put, creativity.  This will be the first quilt top that I have made without any sort of pattern.  It’s not that I’m a stickler for following patterns or anything.  In fact, most of the time I make changes to the patterns that I use in order to make it a little more “mine”.   This is just the next step for me and up until now I’ve been hesitant to take it.  We are 3 months away from graduation though so it’s time!  My goal this month is to get the quilt top designed and completed.

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My plan is for this panel to be the center of the quilt with the smaller panels and other fabrics surrounding it.  Right now I am thinking some flying geese might be making an appearance.  I plan to sit down with some graph paper and colored pencils tonight and see what comes out.  As usual, suggestions are always VERY welcome.

Thanks for reading along,

Mara

 

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4 thoughts on “ALYOF – March Goal

  1. This looks to be a very fun quilt. Once you sit down and start the creative juice will be flowing! I am sure it will be turn out wonderfully! This is a great goal and hope you make it! Can’t wait to see it finished!

  2. Totally know what you mean about the time, where have Jan and Feb gone…frightening!! You’ve chosen some lovely fabrics and I’m sure you’ll do a great job once you’re set on what to do :) Maybe just focus on the surrounding blocks for the centre piece, you can decide on the rest as you go along :)

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