I am so excited I have finished my first queen size quilt that will be published in my new book this spring. ‘Robin Run the Hedge.’ I created the center as a BOM a couple of years ago then went on to add a fabulous polka dot border then a 16″ appliqued border. My wonderful friend and machine quilter Carol Rickard finished quilting it this week. I have now bound and labeled it and it is ready to ship to my dad for photography. An added bonus was receiving the first draft of the book from my dad this morning. It feels so good to be almost ready to send the book to the printer. As I am off to Barcelona and then to Nantes, France to teach in April we wanted the book at the printer before we left. It feels so good to be on target.
Archive for February, 2010
I can’t believe it is already February 14. Happy Valentine’s Day! It is still snow covered and very cold here in NE Ohio. It just doesn’t seem fair that my sister in Spokane has temperatures in the 40 and 50 with signs of spring in the air and we are still knee deep in snow. The only thing I can say it is great weather to sit and stitch and that is what I have been doing for weeks now.
We have also used a variety of colors of our hand dyed silk velvet. I just love the texture the velvet gives to each piece.
Our new quilt has a combination of hand dyed wool, Japanese fabrics and fun cottons. Many of the blocks are pieced and incorporate velvet and silk ribbons and rick racks.