Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Am So Smart!

Growing up, we were avid fans of The Simpsons. My favorite moment of the franchise is where Homer sings this little ditty: "I am so smart! S - M - R - T! I mean, s-m-a-r-t." I sing it to myself on almost a weekly basis.

Why am I so smart this time? I went into my LQS for batting today. While I was there and waiting for Patch to be done in the bathroom, I was thinking about how I want to be better at quilting. Now, I know most of you are now thinking that I am already a rock star at quilting. And it's true. I am. But I'm also pretty sure there are areas where even I can improve.

How am I going to do this? Starting in January, I'm going to quilt my way through this book:

I know I've already made several quilts from this book. But, I gave those all away. I want to keep some. Each month I'll make a different quilt, and then use a different style of quilting on it to boost my free motion skills.

I know this isn't an original idea. Kristyne at Pretty By Hand already did this. Her results were spectacular, which I find spectacular.

Anyone care to join me? It would be so fun to do it together!


Kaisievic said...

That is so smart - good luck with your project. I would love to join you but..... with so many Cross stitch and quilting WIPs - I don't dare start such a commitment.

But I wish you the best of luck,

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Mangogirl said...

Goodluck! It takes me months to finish a quilt as it is! I don't think I could be done in a month with all the cross stitch WIPs I have.

Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like fun -- I loved Krystine's posts -- I know you'll have a blast!

Karen said...

Go Jana! Great idea. There is no way I could be that good. I am going to enjoy reading your posts. Might you need to do some fabric shopping to complete all the quilts or will you stash it?

Heather A said...

I love your idea and I, too, recently bought the same book. I haven't made anything from it yet but I've been planning to sometime early in the new year (must get Christmas out of the way first). While I don't think I could match your pace, I would probably join in on some of your projects. I'm a beginner in the quilting world so I doubt I can manage the pace of an experienced quilter. Plus I work full time and am busier than I would like to be outside of work, too.

Still, I would like to make some progress and I really hope you decide to follow through with your idea.

Jackie said...

How ambitious... I know you can do it.

Leslie said...

oh my goodness this would be so fun...i might have to be selective since i don't think i could afford all of that fabric. i got this book recently and fell in love with so many of the quilts.