Todays theme for the Photo Challenge is just that, challenge, it’s organised by Postcard from Gibraltar, so if you fancy seeing lots of challenges, follow the link.
I do try and push myself out of my comfort zone every so often, probably more with crafts and hobbies than in life in general…
The Splendid Sampler quilt was the first big challenge for me quilting wise, there was lots of new techniques I’d never even heard of, never mind tried, like foundation paper piecing. However because there was just one six inch block of each design it really didn’t matter if either I didn’t like it or it didn’t work out great!!
My Flower Lattice was a huge challenge for me embroidery-wise, it pushed me well out of my comfort zone, trying all sorts of new techniques. I was really proud just to be short-listed for the Needlecrafter of the Year award for this, even more so when I discovered that only three were short-listed out of 500 entries!
My most recent challenge has been the Down the Rabbit hole quilt, a BOM by Sarah Fielke, lots of needle-turn applique, wedges and Dresden circles. It’s due to be basted at my long arm quilters on Monday, then another big challenge starts, hand quilting it!