Purple is girl 2's favorite and also my sisters so I thought not a bad set to have on hand. I bought the set and wasn't surprised to get more emails from them. Many good deals were sent out but really I try and buy fabric only when I have a project in mind, so I didn't buy anything else on impulse.
Then one day around Jan 1 I get an email about a free block of the month lesson. I was curious about Craftsy's classes and thought a free one was a great chance to see if I liked it. I signed up and watched the lesson. Amy of Stitchery Dickory Dock is teaching the class and she seems very comfortable on camera and has a great style. The first two blocks look quite simple so I decide I'll give this a try. Oh then I had to pick out fabric. Of course mind my goes right to the purple set. I go up to the sewing room and look to see what fabrics to contrast. Once up there I can't get my mind off of using orange but I really don't like the oranges I have with those purples. Leave it to craftsy, I think it was the very next day I get an email for a blue/green Kona solid set.
Last night I finally make January's blocks. They are really easy and fun modern blocks. Each month will well learn a new technique. This should be a great quilting experience. Here's a look at my first two blocks.