expanding my horizons + giveaway

hello Monday!

expanding my horizons
this past week I received word that I have a new project opportunity!
I did this fabric pull for my project…

expanding my horizons
my first step was to make background squares…

expanding my horizons
I am super excited to see these all come together…
this is going to be a fun project!
so how do you feel when given the opportunity to do something you have never done before…
do you embrace it or turn the other way??

and the giveaway for today…
spy something fun??
leave a comment to enter…
I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!


25 Responses to expanding my horizons + giveaway

  1. Kris Jarchow March 19, 2018 at 7:00 am #

    Sometimes it comes down to time but even in a crunch I get inspired to try something new. You never know where it will take you and it could be just the break that you need.

  2. Lori Smanski March 19, 2018 at 7:38 am #

    excited to see where this quilt leads you. i love the fabrics you pulled. as for me? it depends on life at the time when something new comes up.

  3. Kathy E. March 19, 2018 at 9:00 am #

    How fun for you, Brooke! My first response is a quick panic, then my mind rolls over to ideas and looking for inspiration…with always that feeling of not making the right choices…aack! Once I get going, I’m usually so happy with how the project is turning out that it makes me want to make more! Have fun!

  4. Linda March 19, 2018 at 9:03 am #

    I am a creature of habit, love my old standbys. Love your colors!

  5. Julie Struble March 19, 2018 at 9:35 am #

    Love these colors and fabrics-can’t wait to see what it’s going to be-just love this blog!! I usually panic as well but more often then not will take it on with the attitude of Scarlett and “I’ll deal with that (the worry) tomorrow!” ☺️

  6. Elizabeth Porter March 19, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    Yes, I am trying to learn something new . That is how you get better at your skills.

  7. Janna March 19, 2018 at 10:01 am #

    Embrace it, as long as I have uninterrupted time to think thingso through!

  8. Shirley Clark March 19, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    What ever it is, it will be cute!

  9. Lisa Marie March 19, 2018 at 10:33 am #

    Trying something new is often a combination of interesting and intimidating, but I usually feel good for having tried it. And sometimes it turns out to be something I really like. Love your scraps, especially the low volume ones on the right side of the photo.

  10. Kay March 19, 2018 at 10:33 am #

    It honestly depends what is it, having a go at something in my own home is less scary than something taking place publicly. I will have a go at sewing things as long as there is something to follow e.g. a pattern or tutorial. x

  11. Karen March 19, 2018 at 11:47 am #

    I like my routine, so trying something new is usually daunting and exhausting….however, I am always amazed at the results (good or bad) and proud that I tried.

  12. Cathy Kizerian March 19, 2018 at 11:51 am #

    LOL, I’ll try anything once, so embracing a new challenge is usually fun as long as it doesn’t involve paper piecing! And those scraps are enticing. I’m saving up a variety of dark greens for a quilt of cacti…

  13. Shirley Elliott March 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    Looking forward to seeing your project evolve. I am pretty fearless if the project is for me. If it is for someone else, I stress a little. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  14. Tannis W March 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    I sometimes have a hard time starting a new project because I’m afraid I will mess it up! Those blue and yellow triangle prints are cute!

  15. lisa larson March 19, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    I am also a creature of habit, I tend to stick to the things I am familiar with. Quilting though has taught me to branch out and try new techniques!!!!! Scary but lovely at the same time. Can not wait to see the finished piece!

  16. Annette Ellis March 19, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

    I love new opportunities to learn new things. I hope you are enjoying your new learning opportunity. I love the blue triangle fabric in your stash.

  17. tarnia March 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

    I like trying new things, but I usually try them in too big a size. I need to try sample sized projects I think.

  18. Rita Long March 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

    I like the challenge.

  19. Patti A. March 19, 2018 at 10:46 pm #

    Well it will be interesting to see where this one is going. I’ll keep watching.

  20. Beth T. March 19, 2018 at 10:54 pm #

    Sometimes when I’m faced with a new technique, I’m paralyzed and have to force myself to jump in. My grandmother had a phrase for that, one she used for the shy grandchildren only (not the bold ones or the ones inclined to get into mischief) and it comes in handy when I’m stuck. She would say, “Do something, even if it’s wrong!”. I repeat that and then make the first, scary cut, knowing that it can’t be too bad, that it’s really only fabric. Once I get started, I’m almost always invigorated and want to keep going long into the night. 🙂

  21. Sally Woolard March 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm #

    As long as I have a guide to follow, I’m willing to try!
    I LOVE the fabric with the kiddos on it….super cute!

  22. Patty Morris March 20, 2018 at 11:42 am #

    Embrace the newsness is my MO. It is fun to challenge myself, my sewing and my brain to think differently. Very Fun!

  23. Lee March 21, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

    For me it depends on the challenge, as I am challenged for time it can be frustrating to venture too far out of my comfort zone !

  24. Nicole Sender March 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

    It is a great thing to accept a challenge! I think that it is important to continually challenge yourself and forge ahead! Nothing ventured; nothing gained!

  25. Deb March 22, 2018 at 3:12 am #

    Good luck on your new project. Yes, it’s always exciting to me to start something fresh and new!

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