Last year, I promised to make a quilt for a friend’s litte girl, and I thought it was about time I made a start on it. I have been gathering fabrics for it for a while but couldn’t decide what to do with them. In the end I have decided to keep it simple and make a disappearing nine patch design. Here’s the first four blocks made:

Disappearing Pink Patch - First Four Blocks

I think it will work!

Still on a pink theme, I have done a little more on my first crazy quilt block for the CQJP2012 challenge. I used the first two stitches from Sharon’s Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge – fly stitch and buttonhole stitch:

CQJP January WIP

I am not really convinced I will stick with either challenge, for the reasons I mentioned in this post on my old sewing blog. Instead of being inspired by the work shown by other participants, I am feeling that I don’t quite measure up. Plus I am not sure if I was doing it for “me” or to have something to show.

So maybe I’ll just keep crafting along, without participating in challenges – just making things I want to make, at my own pace, in my own style…Fitting in has never been my style!!!

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7 thoughts on “Pinktastic

  1. Julie says:

    I love, love the pink blocks.
    You know that I am not very good at keeping up with challenges (ahem!). But I think we both like to follow our own lead too much, and not other peoples. Still though – the elephant block is looking great.

  2. Janet says:

    When you said ” I am not sure if I was doing it for “me” or to have something to show” – that really hit home for me. I feel the same way at times. Am I joining a challenge just to have something to show or am I doing it because I want to? Too often I believe it’s the former! Lately I’ve been giving myself permission to just do whatever I want and I’m enjoying it much more than trying to keep up with a bunch of challenges.

    • vivjm says:

      It’s good to hear that other people feel the same! Sometimes blogland just seems like one challenge after another, and it’s difficult not to get sucked in by all the enthusiasm. I think the things I’ve created that I’ve chosen to do myself have always been the ones that are truest to me, and that is what’s important in the end.

  3. I’ve just finished posting about my quilt top and thought I would have a peep around at some other blogs. The first one I found used the same block as me! What a coincidence to get two disappearing nine patch tops at the same time. I love your bright colours. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Beautiful, pink, red and orange is one of my favourite combinations, it reminds me of summers in Spain! Wonderful to see you bac in blogland ❤

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