I think I can, I think I can.

This is  an event I’m excited about and at the same time, fearful of.  I cannot tell a lie, this is gonna be a handful for me, but I think I will do all right with a little help from my friends. And you know who you are….

Of course I’m talking about this Instagram Challenge.


Am I freakin crazy?  YES. I. AM., but I’m pretty sure you knew that already!

For more info and all the details on how this challenge works….pop over here to visit Sandra, an awesome blogger who shares her adventures in life and quilting at Musings of a Menopausal Melon  Mmm! Quilts;  then grab your pencil and paper (or EQ8 or another Quilt Design Program if that’s your thing) and start designing.

As is often the case in challenges, the real world is gonna cause some situations where I may not be able to keep up the schedule I’ve set for myself.  Sooooooooo, I’ve worked ahead a tiny bit.  I have four designs in my sketchbook to share and some ideas for another two or three. Maybe, perhaps, possibly I’m going to try to design a Medallion Quilt (yessiree Bob, in for a penny, in for a pound, as my Aunt Maggie used to say.)

The saving grace in this challenge is that I don’t have to post a quilt block design every day….I have until April 15 to get them out of my head, onto paper, and then posted to Instagram.  That works out to about 3 per week.

I plan to blog about the designs I post, and BTW I’m very worried  that shallow green-eyed varminty creature who lives inside me may struggle to get out.  I already know its going to make me crazy jealous when I see the blocks all the other challengers share. So…if I seem a little snippy, or need an intervention sometime soon, I hope I can count on all of you.

So here are the first two block drawings I’ve posted since Feb. 3.

Lozenges – Design 1


No Name Yet – Ideas?

So that’s what is going on in my mind this week….along with about a million other things…Saturday is our first sew in for the PEIMQG Raffle Quilt.  I am excited that we are making a quilt from a block that I designed….and that I will someday share here with all of you.  If, of course, it turns out the way I imagine it.

Did you do something creative today?





  1. I love both designs, as you know! Thank you for spreading the word thank you for your kind words about my blog, and thank you most of all for joining in this year; the more the merrier! How proud you must be to have designed the block for your guild’s raffle quilt, wow! I am so looking forward to seeing what’s in your head! Following you now by email so I won’t miss any posts. 🙂 and hand-clapping emoji lol

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  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Velda,
    WOWEE – I really LOVE the second design. This challenge sounds incredibly hard to me. I guess I’m not to the point of being able to put on paper – or in EQ8 that I just purchased on 12/31 – block or quilt ideas. Maybe in several years . . . but I will happily follow along with you! ~smile~ Roseanne


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