April 2015 Goal

 Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I just bought this new book on my kindle called "Love the Home you Have" by Melissa Michaels, which I purchased last Tuesday and I haven't been able to put it down.  I wish I could have photographed it for you guys because the cover is just super cute, but I purchased it on my Kindle which does not photograph well.  Bummer.  It is such an awesome book though.  Something that I really need to read right now.  It basically talks about how to "fall" in love with the home you already have.  In Chapter 4, she talks about your home love language and what she means by that is your home is your own blank canvas waiting for you to put your own touch on using your own creative talents.  Well here I am a quilter, and do you know that if you were to walk off the street right now into my home there would not be a trace of my love for quilting anywhere!  I have no quilted pillows, no quilts, no table runners, or anything like that in the main living areas of my home!  Nothing!  Anyways, this month I am going to change that.

I just love half square triangles.  I love to make them and I have a machine quilting pattern that I have wanted to try for some time now.  I drew out a simple design that is pretty common in the quilting world that will work well with the machine quilting design that I have in my head.  The fabric collection that I have wanted to accent my living room with is called "Rebel Roses" by Heather Mulder.  I am not sure if you can even buy it anymore.  I have had the fabric for several years now.  Big surprise.  It has been collecting dust in my basement for awhile and now it is time to finally cut into it.  I can't wait to start to add more of "me" to our home by taking the first step and doing something simple like make this pillow!

Linking up to 2015 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Melissa from Sew Bitter Sweet Designs and Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts.

Happy Quilting!


Nicole April 7, 2015 at 6:26 PM  

Have fun making for your home! It is a joy to be able to create something that is also something that you can use in every day life.

Unknown April 10, 2015 at 3:46 PM  

thank you for the book recommendation. I can relate to your comments. Looking forward to seeing your project complete. Wishing you the best on your goal

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