I've decided I'm going to add a 2-inch print border to this and then a white border before I put the binding on ~ that should make it a nice size for a lap quilt. This will hopefully be finish #3 for my 3rd Quarter for the 2014 Finish-A-Long.
Next up will be a class I'm taking at the end of this month. I was thrilled to win
Lee Heinrich's Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle recently, so I thought it would be perfect for this class quilt! I've got all my pieces cut and ready to go :) Love the colors in this collection!
It's amazing how excited I get to start a new project and I found that I'm starting to acquire more charm packs and jelly rolls than I thought I would ~ but I'm always afraid if I don't pick up what I like now, I'll be out of luck once it's out of stock, right?
I came across a blog post by Paula @ The Sassy Quilter with this quote from the Journal of Public Health which seems to explain this addiction I have:
“Cognitive, emotional and social processes were uncovered, which participants identified as important for their wellbeing. Participants found quilting to be a productive use of time and an accessible means of engaging in free creativity. Colour was psychologically uplifting. Quilting was challenging, demanded concentration and participants maintained and learned new skills. Participants experienced ‘flow’ while quilting. A strong social network fostered the formation of strong friendships. Affirmation from others boosted self-esteem and increased motivation for skill development. Quilts were often given altruistically and gave quilting added purpose.”
I'm so happy to learn it's an addiction that's good for my health!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday.