A New Year and a New Project
So it’s a new year and again I am overwhelmed by my lists of what I want to do with it. A year is not enough time for all of the improvements and projects I have dreamed up for myself. One of those projects is a quilt. A full fledged hand quilted queen lonestar. The fabric in this picture is the beginning of my color palette. The green batik with flowers is the inspiration. I managed to pick out all the other ones (which go perfectly) without having it with me!
As I have researched this quilt design I have realized that it is potentially one of the hardest quilts to piece… that there is. Of course I chose that one! It’s too late to change it now because I have this picture in my head that I completely love. The green batik will be the base- so it will be used in the triangles that go around the completed star, making it the fabric you see the most. The star itself will be a spectrum of the colors pulled from that batik. I still need to find the right red, orange, green, and blue to add.
I am both excited and daunted by this project as I am both excited and daunted by this new year. A new year is like a new project- I have my dreams and plans for it but I know they will change. One of the new things I have started to try and be realistic about dreaming is a 50/50 journal. It’s fifty goals for fifty years. I haven’t written out 50 yet, but I’m sure I can get there. You write out your goals, one per page and then record all the steps you take toward achieving them. For example: one of my goals is having my own violin studio. Any book I read on violin pedagogy can go on the list. Getting business cards printed can go on the list. Gaining a student goes on the list. Taking a class or taking lessons goes on the list. Then I can look at it and see how I am getting closer and closer to achieving that goal.
Perhaps I can be a little more reasonable with my dreaming this year.