We have dedicated 2013 to be a year of sewing. Follow our progress through The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt and The Liberty Book of Home Sewing as well as any other projects that may pop up. Look forward to multiple postings per week as well as Linky Parties to share your own sewing stuff.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Bears, Beets, Battlestar Gallactica
#7 Birds in the Air
This took me two tries to get the colors just right. I'd cut out another print for the "sky," but when I came across this blue polka-dot, it was so perfect, I went ahead and re-cut the whole square. I think it's perfect! It looks just like birds flying south for the winter-- or north for the spring-- as much as any quilt block can.
This is my favorite block so far. The green prints are from some new fabrics I bought this week. I finally found a shop that sells quilting fabric! Usually what I find is bedding fabric (which has a different weave and shrinks substantially) or shirting fabric (half of which has stretch in it). So they're not ideal, but I finally found a shop that had exactly what I wanted! The shopkeeper told me, "A lot of you foreigners love to buy my fabric." I tried to explain what we make with it, but it was a bit confusing.
I think this one looks just like a box-- one you open in the mail, and looking in from the top with the flaps opening toward you. We got a box of Christmas presents in the mail this week, which was awesome! (Thank you, Mommy and Daddy!)