I love learning new things and for the past few months been taking classes at Seamless Sewing Arts. The teacher/owner is fabulous and so much has been learned about sewing in general, which is being applied elsewhere.
Until recently I've avoided activities that require measuring or protective gear. But I took a basic quilt making class which used various styles of rulers and measuring and learned how to do these kinds of designs. This was way out of my comfort zone but moving the mind in new ways is all good. Looking at these pictures right now it is hard to believe that I actually made these.
These below were actually made with some cut stripes that were sewn together and then cut and sewn together again to make the checkerboard on the left. Plain strips were added to cut and sewn stripes on the right.