I know this was a short month, so don't stress that you weren't able to finish your 'Let's Book It' project. It is about pulling those long forgotten books, patterns, saved pdf's. etc. and finally making that project you so loved when you first saw it.
This was the book I pulled for my February project. I've always been drawn to landscapes and this had a new to me technique - we all need to expand our quilting.
I liked the idea of the fence. I think being on a farm and our farm having many types of fences drew me to this.
I had wanted to work more with a Spring pallet, but I just didn't have the fabrics to pull from and the initial start was scrapped and I turned to Fall. This technique has you cut a lot of pieces, glue them in place and then use monofiliment to stitch them down.
Obviously I was failing miserably with this. I had trouble keeping the little pieces to stay glued (hence the pins) and all that monofiliment thread to me was a distraction from the look. AND I was mixing Fall and Spring and Summer - just not a nice mix at all!
So I failed with this project. That is OK. I learned that this technique does not work for me - I tried something new and that's a good thing. I learned that if this is your 'niche', you need the stash to work with and that is something I don't have. And another good thing - this book will come off my shelf and be moved on to someone else to enjoy.
Since I had such a stormy experience with my project, I thought the Storm At Sea charm was the appropriate charm to go with the Vintage Sewing Machine pin for this month.
Now it is your turn: