Starting off the New Year with a look back at some of my sewing and quilting projects from '09:
I realized when I created the mosaic that most of my bed-sized quilts are WIP's - one is in the process of being ahnd quilted, the others are completed tops only. What should be an immediate goal for the new year but instead I've been having fun sewing old-fashioned type blocks, inspired by the book my husband gave me for Christmas, 5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.
Chosen design for my Shrinking Quilters' quilting bee:
And the final using Jessica's fabrics:
And from Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix andMatch by Susan Briscoe (a library book I'd dearly love to own):
I cut into some lovely Japanese cottons sent to me from a friend in Japan - the indigo and red print. It's a very loose woven, light-weight fabric that tends to stretch a bit. Next time, I'll definitely starch my fabrics before cutting. I hope to put together a Japanese-style samlper with these fabrics plus some scraps of Japanese prints letftover from a Bento Box quit I made a a few years ago.
So check back for more on this.