I've wanted to keep a stitching blog for a while now, but I've been waffling, trying to find a clever name, and wondering which craft to focus on. You can see I gave up on both of those!* Now I am finally inspired to get started, mainly because I've decided to commit to the 2012 Block of the Month from The Quilt Show. After that huge commitment, a commitment to a blog seems easy in comparison!
The TQS 2012 BOM is Sedona Star, designed by Sarah Vedeler. She provided an uncoloured pdf of the quilt so that we could design our own colourway. I immediately felt challenged to create a colour scheme that was meaningful to me, and I spent two days colouring it by hand and choosing fabrics online. Now I pretty much have to do it!
The quilt design is a gorgeous mandala-type design in nine sections. You can see it here. It is WAY beyond anything I have yet attempted. I usually think in squares when it comes to quilting! I am still a beginner appliquer as well, so this quilt will be a huge stretch. But, I think this is a great opportunity as well, to utilize the online resources from The Quilt Show, and hopefully make a quantum leap in my quilting.
Oh, did I mention that even though I've been planning, buying fabric and starting quilts for over 30 years, I have yet to finish one? It's true. But 2012 will be the year!
(*Update June 6, 2012: The original name of this blog was Stitching Journal)