Besides setting monthly goals to finish projects this year (January, February), I am also starting a new project that I want to work on during the year or even longer maybe. It will be a sampler quilt inspired by the Random Sampler on Bloomin' Workshop (I saw Lotje's version in real life), Liberated Medallions and the new free (!) block of the month (BOM) on Craftsy.
What appeals to me is that there is no overall symmetry in these inspirations, and that they all look like little individual quilts put together to make a larger one. It is also an opportunity to put together favorite blocks or techniques in different sizes and come up with something unique.
Not long ago I bought two inspiring fat quarter packs (Fairy Finds and Modernista) of Art Gallery Fabric from Pink Castle Fabrics, and I want to use these for this project. And I'm sure I will add more fabric to that. I still need a background fabric, but I don't want white. I'm thinking of something textured and lively while being neutral.
The first blocks I made for this sampler were the Craftsy BOM blocks for January. They finish 6" square and together with some flying geese they will act as a kind of frame around a larger block.
I also made the February Craftsy BOM but now I'll wait until June to make a BOM block again, because the blocks that come in March, April and May don't really appeal to me. My plan is to pick my favorite blocks from the Farmer's Wife Sampler and several Japanese patchwork books and make those for this sampler as well. And maybe the Schoenrock Cross block found at Leila's. We'll see, we'll see...