Monday, September 5, 2011
What a week! losing power from Sunday 4 am to Saturday 330 pm and no internet till Sunday afternoon all thanks to Hurricane Irene. no use complaining our loses were minor compared to so many others, We are so thankful. I was able to finish two more Flower Garden blocks, I still have the stems to put on another block here are all the blocks together
here are the fabrics for my next block.
not sure if I will start this one or now that I can actually use my sewing machine again I may just start Stars and Sprigs!
I hope to catch up with blog reading over the next few days....One of the books I read this week was Nancy Crows work in transition surprised????
I found the book fascinating, it was fun to read how she works. I have been interested in working with solids for awhile now and spent a lot of time this week looking at amish quilt books, Nancy Crow books and other quilters like Gwen Marston that have published book using solids. do you have any suggestions of quilt books using solids I would love to hear about them. I am always looking for quilt book suggestions!
I also spent a lot of time looking Japanese sashiko quilting style books. Love those indigos the Japanese are famous for. For me its all about these indigo's and using the threads to create the texture and in some cases the patterns in the quilts. A dream of mine is to go to Japan , the Tokyo quilt show that Jan from Bemused has gone to , how I would love to go there and study their quilt making...
have you seen Nat's post about her last trip to Japan. I found this trip so interesting and I wish I could go on the Japanese Textile Study Tour, don't you?????