Sunday, January 8, 2012
One Little Word...
This year I've chosen the word Enjoy as my word of inspiration. I like to make an effort to do something that I enjoy every day, even if it's just a little thing. I'm realizing how short and precious life really is (Ack ~ is that a symptom of old age?), and want to focus on enjoying all of my blessings. So don't be surprised if you hear about a gillion little things that I enjoy this year...consider this your advanced warning :)
Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild issued a challenge for us to make a small project or block using our theme word to help us keep it in focus throughout the year. So I made this happy little Enjoy quiltlet using the Summer Song fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs (my all-time favorite bright fabrics), and it will hang in my sewing room and make me smile every time I walk in. (Even when it's messy!) I tried something new to me with the free motion quilting ~ I'm getting better at just "doodling" and filling in an area with quilting stitches without planning it all out ahead of time and marking everything :)
here. She paper pieced her letters, and the little wonky stars are a perfect touch...I always love the colors and fabrics that Lainey uses!
here on her blog. Her chosen fabric was just perfect for this project, and don't you just love the font that she used for the word!
Have you chosen a theme word for 2012? I'd love to hear