Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Window on the World from Asian Fabric # 20 is finished. It is actually straight, only the photo is a bit wonky from being taken while it hangs on the design wall. I'm pleased with the color combinations and looking forward to sending it on to my favorite long arm quilter Jean. You can check out her work at http://www.santiamriverquilts/. com .
Yesterday, as I was checking what is in my stash, I realized I have the same fabric as used in the magazine, but in a brighter blue colorway. Perhaps I'll make the one up with this pattern some day.
So what is next? Here are some possibilities:
--Pumpkins gone wild panel and coordinating fabrics from last year.
--Asian crane with golds and browns, with just a hint of blue.
--Michael Miller giant poinsettias to be used in a 9 patch pizazz. Plan to play with doubling the block size.
--Bright green flannel bug quilt for the most wonderful little grandson...
--Two minkee strip quilts that were suppose to Christmas presents last year...I never promised when they would arrive...
--Batik squares from Sisters, Oregon with black lattice for my awesome niece in Olympia...sorry even if I start now it won't be ready by my visit later in September on my way to Redmond.
--Asian lady panel project picked up last year at the Long Beach show...
--Make more Japanese blocks from the book purchased in Tokyo with traditional blue fabrics
--Piecing a top from butterfly squares found last summer during cleaning out a family estate. There are 50 plus butterflies in various states...
--Hemming three pairs of pants for work :-( (You can see what I think about that chore!)
These are just the ones that come to mind off the top of my head...I'm sure there are others if I went to my sewing room!
So which one do you think I should start?
Thanks sis for the good mail day...a package with fabric butterflies from N. Carolina arrived today. Now I will have 12 red ones to put together for the red and white quilt.