I bought some gorgeous Kaffe Fassett 1/2 yards at my local haunt, Wish Upon a Quilt. I've decided I'm finally going to make myself a quilt. I love these colors and I think I'm going to do some kind of sampler quilt using Kaffe's blues and a nice crips white on white tonal. I'm still picking out patterns for this. It will be in the planning stage for a while I suspect.
For now - I'm taking myself back to basics. I've decided to get out my books and teach myself to "piece." I've always admired well-done, accurate piecing - the beauty of how all of those tiny pieces fit together, intersecting so perfectly and the skill of the quilter who is capable of accomplishing that. I've tried a few times - piecing (if that's what you could call it!) - but not with much success. I've decided that I want to learn to do it and do it well. Like everything else - accurate piecing takes practice.
I've picked out a country wall hanging that I'm going to make as a present for my husband's sister that is not especially difficult - just a few pieced blocks and some applique' (which I also don't know how to do especially well) and I'm going to give it a go. This is of the pattern I got out of Quiltmaker Magazine. I've started making some of the blocks - using fabrics from the Moda Portobella Market Collection, which I think will go nicely with her country decor. So far so good. Not perfect, but not too bad.
I'm now working on the butterfly/flower block which I've trashed twice. Hopefully this time I'll be happy with it. I've saved the hardes block (the bunny/flower) block for last. I hope my bunny doesn't end up looking like a corgi!
What are YOU working on?? A new technique? A new pattern? A beading project? Mixed Media? Do tell....