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I’ve been trying to develop my skills and talents lately because I really admire people with a particular craft. It seems like so much emphasis these days is placed on anything tech-related, so it’s refreshing to still see things being handmade.

Last Fall, I started making a blue and white quilt that I fell in love with from an image on Pinterest. I probably should have picked an easier quilt for my first one because this one has been quite challenging. After a few starts, stops, and do-overs, I’m finally making progress, though! I’ve made about half of the large squares that I need to.

The quilt colors are a little darker than what I originally wanted (with more dark tones than light), but I’m happy overall with how it’s turning out. I managed to track down the pattern, but I’ve had to modify it because the image I loved is a little different than the pattern. You quilters out there must know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, I wanted to share my progress with you to encourage you to try something new as well. Learning a new hobby and developing a new skill sounds a little scary, but it’s also very rewarding.

Have you tried anything new lately that you’ve never done before?

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  1. Your quilt is looking awesome! Can’t believe this is a first quilt. What a treasure it is going to be. As I looked a little closer at the fabric, I realized many of the fabrics are the same as I’m using in a quilt called “Winter Village”. They are a little darker than I normally use also, but they are beautiful. Can’t wait to see your completed quilt.

    1. Thank you so much, Nola! Are your fabrics from Laundry Basket Quilts? I was talking to my Mom about them because she hadn’t heard of that brand before. She told me about the little quilt store in Bountiful that you two go to, and that’s where I found them. I would love to see your quilt as well and pick up a few pointers from you!