The 100 Day Project

I’m taking part in The 100 Day Project for the fourth time this year. The Project is

“a free art project that takes place online. Every spring, thousands of people all around the world commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity.
The idea is simple: choose a project, do it every day for 100 days, and share your process on Instagram with the hashtag #The100DayProject. “

I first took part in 2015 with 100 days of new recipes and loved it! In 2016 I tried a drawing project but gave up pretty quickly, then in 2017 I completed 100 days of slow stitches.

100 days is a long time and I was in two minds about taking part again. It certainly is a rollercoaster ride of “love/ hate/ please don’t make me do this anymore/ maybe this is good/ I did it!”

The thing I love about the project, and what keeps me coming back to it, is that if you do something for 100 days, something will happen. I’ve always learned a lot, even if it’s what I don’t like doing.

I thought about trying free motion quilting, but decided that might be too difficult – as I can’t free motion quilt at all! Maybe next year.

The day before the project began, I thought ‘I’m always complaining I’ve got too much fabric, why don’t I do 100 days of stash busting’. It will be interesting to see how much of my stash I can use, if I do something with it every day.

So that’s what I’ve been doing. Today is day 31 and so far I’ve completed a quilt top, almost finished a quilt, made some gifts, worked on an epp cushion cover, sewn some really tiny quilt blocks, knitted most of a cardigan for my niece, and made her a sweatshirt. I’m delighted to say there is a considerable dent in my stash already!

I’m also not buying any fabric or yarn during the Project and I haven’t wanted to. Which if you know me, is quite something! I think I’m finding it so satisfying to see the fabric drawers emptying, I don’t want to add to it.

If you like to follow along, I’m dottie_doodle on Instagram.

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