It’s a beautiful quilt. I could stare at it for days, couldn’t you? Being a fan of Fig Tree Quilts’ fabrics, patterns and books probably makes me biased, though. In February 2016, I’m joining this Fat Quarter Shop sponsored Crossroads Quilt-Along, an opportunity to look back and celebrate the myriad of crossroads in our lives. Do you have any crossroads in your own life that come to mind? When that question was put to me, I found myself stumped. Maybe defining it would give me clarification.
cross∙roads (noun): an intersection of two or more roads
Yeah. That helped me a lot. One of the things I don’t talk about much (or AT ALL) is that I’m an introvert. It took a lot of reading to figure that out about myself, but basically, in my case, it boils down to I find it difficult to talk about myself. So when I think about sharing crossroads in my life, I kind of clam up, because things that others might consider monumental or newsworthy are just day to day happenings to me, not really something I dwell on, whether those things are positive or negative. I will always try to lean towards the positive, though. I guess that in itself is a crossroad. When something in life occurs, we each are given a choice on how to receive it. You’re at that intersection. That crossroad. What will you do. I found this poem very fitting.
During the months that follow, I promise to share at least one crossroad a month. The next one on my horizon is “Should I make this Crossroad Quilt full size? Convert it to a miniature as I did the Snapshots Quilt? Both?”
I hope lots of you will join the Crossroads Quilt-Along in 2016! Kits and supplies are available here. If I do both a mini and a full size, I’m going to use two different fabric lines, one for each quilt. I’m currently leaning towards Strawberry Fields Revisited (fabric used in the quilt shown and the kits), but I’m also loving Larkspur. Just dreamy.
Oh! And did you see Sweetness by Sandy Gervais??? ♥♥♥ Not enough hearts to describe how I feel about this, but I know if I want it I need to order now or it will be gone by February (insert sad, pouty face here). I’d better stop, or you’ll be scrolling forever on all my latest favs!