Monday, May 12, 2014

My Writing Cross-Training

The Benjamin Biggs Quilt
Back in January, when everyone was making resolutions, I decided that my New Year’s Resolution was going to be joining a group of quilters in recreating a quilt from the 1880s that is known as the Benjamin Biggs Quilt. On the first of every month, we get a new block of the quilt and then race to finish it before the next one is published.

And my first four blocks!
As you can see, the Benjamin Biggs Quilt has a lot going on. I have a love-hate relationship with complicated quilts. For some reason, the more finicky a quilt is, the more I want to recreate it, even if I spend the entire month complaining about how elaborate the pattern is.

I’ve done four blocks so far and they haven’t been so bad to do. In fact, apart from Block 3, they’ve been pretty fun. 

I can’t promise that I’ll finish the quilt on time but I’m up to date so far and fingers crossed, I’ll keep it going.  There’s a good chance that I will – I love sewing and it’s totally good cross-training for writing. 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely circle in block 3. So is the technique embroidery or applique? Doesn't look like patchwork. PS well done!