I've decided to embark on an ambitious long term appliqué project, which is a free BOM pattern provided by Gay at Sentimental Stitches. It's called Poppy's Polka Dot Garden. I've heard of these wonderful BOMs from Gay but I've never done one before. She is so generous to provide these pattern downloads.
- End result - a soft pretty quilt to actually be used and enjoyed
- Very scrappy - all the greens, all the reds, etc. Bright, dull, muddy, clear, just scrappy.
- I will machine quilt it very simply (hanging diamond maybe)
- Don't re-do any of the blocks
"Learn to like what doesn't cost much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different...different from you.
Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction of doing your job as well as it can be done.
Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs.
Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.
Learn to keep your wants simple and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.”