Sherri McConnell (aquiltinglife.com) is one of the quilters I follow on social media. Earlier this month, she initiated a Ten Day Challenge. The concept is simple — choose one thing you aspire to do every day for ten days and chart your progress. Click here to link to Sherri’s blog post and download the challenge’s chart. Click here to hear about it in a you tube podcast.
The “one thing” I chose was making blocks for the various Block of the Month projects I am working on this year. By focusing on the challenge, I added to my pile of blocks during this extremely busy month. Of course, there were several days I didn’t make it to my sewing room; I compensated by making two blocks the following day.
I am participating in Sherri McConnell’s BOM using the “Ruby” fabric line from Maywood Studio. Here’s the 12″ block for July.
I am also making 9″ blocks for the Moda Blockheads 4 quilt along. Click here to link to the archive of all the blocks. This block is not in the archive, but I’m including it in my quilt. The fabric line is “Frankie” designed by BasicGrey for Moda.
I’m also quilting along on the “Ruby Jubilee” mystery quilt designed by Denise Starck using Bonnie Hunter’s blocks from the “Addicted to Scraps” column of Quiltmaker magazine. The quilt celebrates the forty years that the magazine has been published. There’s a new clue for multiple blocks published in each 2022 issue of Quiltmaker. Here’s the latest installment.
The Ten Day Challenge has so honed my focus and yielded such great results, that I have extended my personal challenge. Maybe I can make it to twenty-five or thirty days. Maybe by then I will be all caught up!