52 Mini Quilts
This year, I'm working on doing something special for a really great cause. I wanted to challenge myself to create a mini quilt each week from one birthday (August 16, 2017) to the next (August 16, 2018). I decided I was going to work in a series of quilts each month just to mix things up a bit.
Now the catch with these quilts is that I'll be auctioning them off on Instagram. My goal is to be able to donate some money to a charity near and dear to my heart, but also to help fund my upcoming service dog training. It is an expensive endeavor!!
I've got a lot of ideas for the quilts I'm making, but having a guideline with a series to work within each month helps keep me challenged and on track. It's a little like running a common thread through my work instead of doing one thing at a time.
I've already identified my first three months of quilts:
You might have noticed a few mermaid quilts in my portfolio. I have a lot of fun with those, so I'm kicking off the first quilts with a series of MERMAIDS.
There is no way I could choose anything else!!
October is going to be BOATS.
One of the things I love is sitting and watching the fishing boats go in and out of the marina in Westport. This one will be a new challenge, as I've never done a mini quilt featuring a boat. I'm really excited to give it a go.
You can follow along with my series on Instagram. I'll be tagging them #52miniquilts
Have you ever worked in a series? I'm looking forward to a more purposeful approach to my mini quilts this year.