Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year!!! I hope each of you and your families experience good health, peace and happiness during 2017.

After the hectic holiday season I think we look for the new year to be a fresh start.  Many of us make New Year's Resolutions and vow to do better in some aspect of our lives. 

One of my nieces forwarded a neat idea to me. Not a resolution necessarily, but something to try to keep up with during the new year.    I'm sorry the author is unknown.  The idea is to save a "snippet" from each fabric you use during 2017.  At the end of the year you will have a sample of each fabric as a kind of a fabric timeline!!!

I love this idea and have decided I'm going to save a 4½" square from each fabric that I use during 2017.  I realize that 4½" is a bit larger than what may be considered a "snippet", but, I want to have pieces large enough to see the entire print and enough to make a small quilt at the end of the year.  I can always cut them smaller if I decide 4½" is bigger than I need/want.  My plan is to put all of these pieces together to create a 2017 sampler!!! 

It will be fun to look back at all of the fabrics I use during 2017 and remember the creations made with them.

Thank you Amanda for the awesome inspiration.

Happy New Year everyone!

Happy Quilting,
Laurel