It’s time to make some changes. Yes. I’ve said this before. Many, many, many, MANY times before. One of these times it’s going to work. In a week, I will be 39 which means in just over a year I’ll be 40. It’s time to make some changes. I tend to be that kind of person who can take ONE thing and just go with it and make it happen. Lately it’s been quilting. I’ve finished at least one quilt a month in the past year, Project QUILTING has exploded, I’m truly enjoying giving zoom lectures and I’m starting to teach virtually. It’s been awesome.
While all of that productivity in quilting has been going on my lifestyle habits have declined drastically. I don’t make great eating choices, exercise has not been a priority, I drink too much alcohol and not enough water. These are just four of the things I need to work on but they’re four things that are definitely doable. So – for these four things I’m going to make a four patch block each day.
Here’s my initial fabric pull. When I make good/decent choices, I get to use bright, rich colors. When I make not great choices, I get to use the “ugly” fabric (the weird patriotic stuff on the top).
The four patches will represent the four things I’m working on.
Above is my block from the first day.
Upper Right – represents making decent food choices. Now, this doesn’t mean no sweets and treats, it means sweets and treats in moderation. Moderation is definitely a challenge to me!
Upper Left – I get to paper piece a block from the Sew Tiny Sampler if I exercise that day! (no exercise – ugly fabric!)
There are sixteen different block patterns so I can divide them into sixteen different exercise options. So far … the courthouse steps block represents walking and the economy block represents work on the farm. I have a feeling I’ll be making the courthouse steps the most.
Lower Left – WATER! My goal is to drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day. Less than that – ugly fabric!
Lower Right – alcoholic beverages! 0-2 drinks gets me a pretty fabric, 3 or more makes me use the ugly fabric!
My goal is to make these for 100 days. We’ll see what happens after that.
Good luck with your challenges. I may borrow this concept.
What a great idea!
Very cool concept. I may have to adapt and imitate.