Some of you may remember that I am working on a 100 day project – each day for 100 days, I am making a nine patch block.
Nine Patch Quilt blocks
I am up to day 53 and I have not missed a day of making a nine patch yet! Yay me!
I even have a plan for these nine patch blocks. I am going to use them along with these fun fabrics and make a Ninth Square quilt.
The pattern was written for a jelly roll, but of course, it works with scrappy nine patch blocks as well!
A few more days and I will have enough blocks for a lap quilt. Then I will start sewing scrappy nine patches using some of my leftover batik squares.
But, when I started this 100 day project, I also wanted to draw something every day for 100 days. That has so NOT happened!
I was trying to think about why- I am sewing everyday and but I am not drawing. I think it is because, well, sewing is easy for me. And I have set up a system where I make it easy on my busy days to just sit down and sew a block.
On a day when I have time, I set up all my little piles of fabric, ready to sew into a block, so when I have time each day, I can just grab a pack and sew. Easy peasy.
I know what I am sewing, my tools and fabrics are all at hand, ready to go.
And I am very comfortable sewing. No stress there.
Drawing Set Up
I am not set up to draw everyday. I don’t know what I want to draw, I have my little sketchbook put away on a shelf, my pens are stored somewhere else.
And while I need to practice drawing, so I can create more designs for fabrics and the like, I am a little stressed. Or is it I am afraid? I am not a “good” drawer.
(Drawer? Is that a word that means what I think it could mean? Sounds like I a part of a dresser where you should store clothes!)
And it’s OK that I am not a good at drawing. I can get better. (And don’t worry, I am not fishing for compliments. Just stating the facts Ma’am!)
It is just a case of drawing things that aren’t so good at first and getting better with practice. I think I talked about this weeks ago in this post.
I am going to set it up so that my sketchbook, pens and a plan of what to draw is easily accessible each day. I have some fun books where I can just use their prompts and images to draw for a while until I get into a groove.
I think I will will start with this one:
I have been super busy with a couple of behind the scenes projects and getting ready for the Sisterhood Quilt Along! So I could give myself a pass on the drawing.
But that is just an excuse. After my trip next week to tape on online quilt project, I am going to start posting my drawing daily on IG and FB. Especially since these upcoming scrappy nine patches won’t be as interesting as the ones I have been posting recently.
So if you follow me over there, start checking up on me beginning next Friday (April 15th- not tomorrow!). If you don’t see at least one drawing post, call me out! Ask where it is!
What project do you want to get going on? Is there one you haven’t started but really want to get done? I would love to hear.
I hope you are all creating and enjoying spring as it starts to make itself felt. Here, we are just seeing a few trees starting to bud. I love spring and I can’t wait for warm temps when I can get outside and take pictures of things and then draw them!
Sisterhood Quilt Along
Have you signed up for the Sisterhood Quilt Along?
While our first bonus newsletter went out today, the Quilt Along doesn’t start until April 21st! Still time to sign up for the newsletters (we will be sharing tips and some giveaways there) and to grab the pattern and get your fabric cut before we begin!
Click here for more details!