I know a lot of you are involved in Project Improv over at Jacquie's blog, Tallgrass Praire Studio, and I am too. See the button I have over on the left hand column? Go on, have a look...it's right there, underneath my blog archives...see it now? Ok, now click on it - it will take you over to Jacquie's post where you can read all about it.
A brief rundown, in case you didn't click on the button (will you just do it already!) is that each participant will make a quilt - any kind, any size, but we aren't allowed to use a pattern. We need to just do it 'improv' style - you know, wonky log cabins, houses, stars, whatever we feel like, but we pretty much have to just make it up as we go along, and try something new in the process. I haven't decided yet what I am going to make, but I do know my 'something new' is to incorporate solids. I really don't do solids, but I just love the way that Jacquie uses them, so I bought some over the weekend and we will see what happens!
Now, another important part of Project Improv is that each participant (there are over 100 of us - wow!) is to make a 12.5" log cabin block and they will all be made into charity quilts. We got to choose which colors we would do it in - aqua/red, orange/pink, or green/blue. I chose orange/pink, and made my block last night. And just so you can see how much snow we have, I also took a photo of the block from far far away....can I just say right now how much I love our snowblower?!
Now if you saw my kitchen you would know I love orange, and after making my block last night, I am leaning towards doing an orange/pink quilt for my project to put in the kitchen. There have been many changes in my kitchen this last week which I still need to blog about - it's coming, I promise! I am 11 days into my goal now. I even sewed today already - I fixed a zipper in a friend's hubby's pants. I know, it's not quilting, but it's still sewing!