Today was the first day of the last 100 days of 2021. Time sure flies. I've mentioned in recent blog posts that I did #99DaysofWIPs this summer, from Memorial Day to Labor day, focusing on WIPs that were started in classes. I finished three small bags, two pillow covers, and five quilts in that time. Plus progress on a handful of other projects.
Today I started #WIPsBeGone2021 with Leanne of Devoted Quilter. We're spending the last 100 days of 2021 working on WIPs (works in progress). This time I'm not limiting myself to class WIPs. And I'm aiming for larger finishes. First up is my 60" x 60" Tic Tac Toe Quilt (free block tutorial by Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts). I have 25 blocks made for me by my old quilt bee, The Solid Seven. In August 2020 I asked them to make blocks in their choice of these Kona colors:
Today I took the pile out, put them up on the design wall without overthinking their placement, and started sewing them together. The first two rows of 10 blocks are all together now.
I absolutely love the interaction of the color combinations. My plan is to focus on this project until completion before I dig out my next WIP. I'm also working on a couple other things at the moment. :-)
I love the "without overthinking their placement". It definitely speeds things up and makes it more enjoyable.
I seriously could have spent an hour rearranging for the optimal color placement. But that's not very conducive to finishing things. Thanks for visiting, Anne-Marie.
I am not sure I would have managed to not overthink it, but I am glad you did. Your first peeks look lovely! Have fun getting the WIP list down :) xo
The not overthinking has resulted in potential seam ripping today... but it mostly worked out okay. It always feels more productive to be doing the actual sewing so it was nice to kick it off on Thursday. Thanks for visiting, Melanie.