#The100 DayProject, Week One

Last week I made the announcement that I would be combining the IG #the100dayproject with the personal challenge I set for myself late in 2017. The goal was to navigate through Tula Pink’s 100 Modern Quilt Blocks during 2018.

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Week One of the #the100dayproject on Instagram ended on April 9, 2018.  With the first week behind me I thought it would be fun to share the blocks I’ve made so far. I am very happy to report that I was successful in making all seven of the daily postings/blocks. Shown below is a pictorial diary of my blocks.

Now that I have the first seven blocks under my belt I only have 93 more to go. 🙂 Doesn’t sound like much to celebrate but I’d rather it be that way than zero blocks finished.

While I relish in the progress I made on my personal challenge I also feel the need to make a confession. Participating in the 100 day project on IG seemed like a great way to get my 100 Block challenge off the ground. For the most part I enjoyed making the daily posts, which essentially killed two birds with one stone (#the100day project and my personal 100 Block goal). Who doesn’t like to accomplish two tasks at once!

But…last night I was thinking about the IG group project. While I had fun meeting the daily challenge I felt like it was taking the fun out of my goal. My initial intention was not to see how fast I could power through the book. Making all 100 blocks was meant to be an enjoyable experience, not just a task to check off on a to-do list. I have had fun making the blocks; so much so that I already have pulled fabrics for the next 34.

I intend to press on to finish making the remaining 93 blocks but I’m not going to do it under the pressure of #the100dayproject. I’m going to make them because I want to and I’m going to make them at my own pace. So there! 🙂

Thank you for sharing in my excitement! Talk with you soon!