Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Design Yourself

So I started another semester of college this week.  It's been a couple years since I've been in school, so it's definitely been an adventure. My first assignment was to create a collage that tells about "Who you are."  Which I actually kind of dislike, I don't believe that what we do, or what we are interested  in really make up "who we are."  I believe we are much more than the things that happen to us, or the activities we do each day.  

Regardless.  I did manage to figure out how to incorporate some sewing and fabric into my project. I wanted to make a small quilt block to show my passion for creating, sewing, quilting... etc.  So I found one of my mini quilt patterns.  This one happens to be Rise and Shine by Camille Roskelley. I just made one of the quilt blocks instead of the whole mini. 

Of course I had to use my favorite Amy Butler fabrics scraps for the job! 

The smallest flying geese I think I have ever made.

 I wasn't planning on quilting it, but then I thought, I wouldn't want this to be incomplete.  So here goes nothing!  I quilted it with a small scrap of Soft and Stable I had laying around, which made it very stable! (I know, perfect name right!)

 I cut my binding 1.25'' wide.  Then I used an 1/8'' seam allowance. and stitched it on just like a normal quilt! 

I am a wonder clip crazy person.

 And viola... a 5'' quilt block.

Here is the completed project. I think I spent more time on my little quilt block than most students in the class spend on your whole project, AND now want to make 100 more.  

I hope you all remember you are not your story, you are really:


 and so many good qualities that will change the world.



  1. Awesome post!!! I'm hoping you are having a wonderful time!

    1. Thank you so much Sherri! Its been really good so far!!

  2. I hope the teacher "got it" and understood how much thought, time and energy you put into the project. You are an exceptional student!

  3. What a darling teeny-tiny block! Your poster makes me want to get to know you!