If a picture could say a thousand words!
This photo says a lot to me. It tells me that I finally have started on the quilt for my sister. The fabric that has been in my blog header for so long has now been cut up. To get to this point has taken a long time. I originally started collecting fabrics over a year ago. I was inspired by a quilt pattern by Heather Mulder Peterson for the colours. After a while, I had all the fabric but realized I did not want to use that pattern anymore. I asked my sister if she preferred squares, rectangles, or circles and she told me squares, which narrowed my search somewhat. Then a few weeks ago, I was getting quite desperate because I wanted to make her the quilt for Christmas. I looked through my "book stash" and there staring at me was the quilt pattern ironically also by Heather Mulder Peterson.
Projects made in blocks are good for me, because with the limited time I have I can make one at a time, and see progress. It probably takes me longer to do the quilt that way, but it helps me keep everything organized. It also gives me a chance to hopefully start and make my brother's quilt before Christmas. That one was easier to choose the fabric for as it is a 2 colour quilt and I am happy with the pattern.