Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with quilting? When you enter your sewing room do you think you can never use all your stash or finish your UFOs? As you scroll through Instagram do you ever see a quilt and think your skills will never be good enough to make it? When browsing your Pinterest feed do you see a hundred more quilts you would like to make? I raised my hand to all those questions! That is why I create a monthly challenge. It gives me the incentive to focus on ONE thing and make progress on that one thing throughout the month.
Last month the challenge was holiday quilts. Even though I didn’t finish everything I hoped to, I finished a few and moved a few other works in progress forward. Maybe the most important thing I took away from last month is that I really don’t need any more holiday quilts! I might be more successful with that if they would only stop making such beautiful holiday fabric. I’m talking to you, Riley Blake. I could not resist buying Portsmouth. Twice!!
It also makes me happy to see what you accomplish during the month. Carrie sent this picture:
This is her almost completed top of Edyta Sitar’s Liberty Star pattern. The hard part is finished and Carrie is auditioning fabric for the corners. Isn’t it stunning? It is so pretty and the fussy-cut centers are gorgeous. She challenged herself to use the Alaska ruler for this quilt. Carrie is a long-time quilter and has participated in the challenge every month. She wrote that she loves the challenges and motivation. I love her quilt and the progress she made on it in May.
So why not challenge yourself in June? The theme this month is solids. You may not like using solids or may not even have any solids in your stash. That’s okay, just pick any ONE thing and challenge yourself to make some progress on it in June. At the end of the month, you’re going to love that feeling of accomplishment!