I think I have had blogging writer's block--as soon as I start trying to type something out I get stuck on what to say exactly. So I'll just start with the basics...
This quilt was designed for the Threadbias quilt contest back in June and the design was inspired by my visit to my hometown in Texas. I wanted to make a quilt block that looked like a flower with layers of petals. Each block finishes at 16.5" x 16.5" and the size of the quilt is 57" x 75". The fabric used was "Wallflowers" by Allison Harris.
After quilting what seemed about 10 gazillion lines of loopy L's, I finished the binding up yesterday. I think finishing this quilt was a good way to start the new year because it really represents this last year of trying to face my fears and just throw it all out there...do you know what I mean?
My biggest problem, I think, is doubt, or negative self-talk or whatever you want to call it. I have an almost insane fear of rejection or failure, and usually try to stay away from situations which cause me to get that scary-vulnerable feeling. But I know that I can't sit around do nothing because I'm afraid of failing everything. So this year I pushed through my anxiety, started a blog, and entered the design contest. I can't say I'm completely over my fear but I'm taking baby steps.
So my continued resolutions of 2014 are to stop doubting myself, stop worrying about everything, and just try to create things that I love.
Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and
Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts