Even though I loved it last year, I told myself I wasn’t
going to participate in the 100-Day Project this year.
fitting in another project is the last thing I need to do. But…I woke up this
morning and couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I spent my entire morning
walk plotting it out. It went a little something like this:
out on the fun, do you?
and not too challenging to sneak in between my other commitments?
amazing opportunity, but it can be stressful at times. What I loved about my last 100-day project was that it was ALL about fun. And that’s exactly what I need; a project to tap
into my quilty joy. After all, isn’t that why we started quilting in the first
WHAT IS THE 100-DAY PROJECT CHALLENGE?
They even have a site set-up dedicated to just hosting this annual challenge.
Most of the connections happen over on Instagram with #the100dayproject to make it easy to follow along and connect with new makers.
and having fun. If you miss a day here and there, they say to just keep going!
artists. You can listen to the ones that have already been shared here and
sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date and get some encouragement
along the way!
MY PROJECT RULES
the parameters I outlined for myself during my walk (amazing what you can think
through in an hour 😉):
- I can only use scraps and material already in my stash. I’m keeping
my fingers crossed this actually helps me put a dent in my fabric scrap stash.
I’m running out of storage space and I really don’t want to just toss them.
- Sessions have to be short and cannot exceed an hour. I’m
hoping to target 15-minute daily sessions. A quick in and out!
- They will all be minis. No larger than 12″
square. At least that’s the current plan…
- Which will hopefully also put a dent in my ever-expanding
stash of batting scraps (the situation really is getting out of control).
- The focus is to play. There are no rules (other than those
identified above) and the point is to just let loose and create for the fun of
it and tap into my quilty joy.
That’s it! That’s my plan for my 2018 100-Day Project.
into. These are leftover from my Plus Infinity quilt and I’ve been meaning to play with them for quite awhile now. I was wavering
between blue or green as the kick-off to this project, but with a little help
from you through my IG Stories poll, green won out (it was neck-in-neck for
quite awhile with blue being the front runner before green took over)!!
see what I can create and keep things interesting 😊
A side benefit of all this is that I’ll be fulfilling a
personal objective of reducing the amount of waste I create. I’ve been limiting
my rate of consumption and trying to live a more minimal lifestyle – in all
areas. I’m always shocked at the number of garbage bags I see people throwing
out on a weekly basis. I can’t control what others do, but I can be mindful of the
waste I’m creating and try to limit it as much as possible. This is just
another step towards achieving that.
in case you want to follow along. There are always so many amazing artists and
makers that participate in this creative challenge, so be sure to check-out #the100dayproject
to see what everyone is getting up to.
would love to know what you’ll be tackling – share in the comments below!