Just before heading off to Chile I signed up for the Calendar Quilt hosted by Rachel from p.s. I quilt.
The idea is to make a strip quilt and add a strip every day of the year. Or at least add 365 strips, whether or not you do it every day is up to you. This is a great idea but I can't quite decide how to approach it.
I can't decide whether to make a quilt that I will actually use or a journal of my work over the year.
I would like to make Amelie a new quilt for her bed. I have an idea which would suit strip quilting. But it would have nothing "calendar" about it except making it slowly over the year.
On the other hand I am thinking about making 12 mini quilts using strips of fabric that I have used in projects each month. At the end of the year I will be able to see which fabrics I was more drawn to and need to restock, and which colours feature more prominently in my work.
I could also practise different quilting techniques on these mini quilts.
I am leaning more towards the journal type approach although it is not going to end up as a complete quilt at the end.
What do you think?