Back in January I started mulling over the possibility of doing a 100 day project this year. Now here we are in April, and even just writing the words “100 days” feels a bit ominous. What will the world look like in 100 days?
But I’ve found that seeing the sewing projects of everyone similarly bound indoors is a bit of welcome normalcy when things are anything but normal. And I really need to clear the decks around here if I ever want to work on new projects, so with that said, on April 7th, along with hundreds (thousands?) of others around the world, I started a 100 days project. Mine is called #100daysofquiltWIPs. My plan is to chip away at a handful of quilts that I’ve already started, posting at least a block a day.
I started the project off by adding to this stack of blocks for a Shiny Brights Quilt (pattern is by Woodberry Way – you may have seen it in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine). I already have my pieces cut out for these blocks so I figured that was a good way to get a running start.
I have two Sugar and Spice quilts on the go, so hopefully I’ll make a dent in these as well (pattern by Megan Collins):
Another shiny brights block:
I hope that along the way I can share a few tips for finishing up those quilt WIPs, and also introduce you to some of my favourite pattern designers in this community that we all love so much. The only rules I have for myself are:⠀ ⠀
– don’t get bogged down by any idea of having to perfectly trim and press blocks for posting⠀ ⠀
– don’t start anything new!⠀
What are you working on these days? Have you ever done a 100 days project (and if so, any tips to make it through to the end)? Let me know in the comments! (And if you’d like to see my progress, be sure to follow along on Instagram.)