Karen Dianne has sung the praises of a product called Inklingo; she has posted some seriously beautiful quilts that she has made using this system. Her Alabama Beauty is a magnificent quilt.
The Improved Nine Patch block is so gorgeous that I can't stand it.
2013 was the year I was going to try Inklingo.
We are nearly finished with 2013.
At first I thought, well, I needed to finish up more of my UFOs before I started. I finished some. Then I thought, well, I needed to do something with some of the scraps first. So I've fiddled with scraps.
It's been a tough year. Remember, I was told early into it that I was going to lose my job and spent several months grieving that before I found another job. I had some trouble getting going with sewing during that time.
But here we are nearly through October, for crying out loud, and I haven't Inklingoed. Not even once. And deep down I know that November and December are not the months for a new skill.
But I'm thinking, just thinking, that despite some sort of vague vow about not starting anything else new until more of the UFOs and scraps are history, that it might be the thing to do, you know, to just order what I need for that there Improved Nine Patch (doncha just love that name? As if a nine patch could possibly be improved?) and there it would be -- ready, waiting for me, as soon as the normally quiet, reflective month of January comes around.