My brain is overflowing with things I want to do! I am currently hand-quilting both the "Shattered" wall hanging and the "Phone Book" quilt. Pictured is a close-up of "Phone Book". I am using #12 black pearl cotton, sharp embroidery needle, and the thinnest Quilters Dream Poly batting. I showed off the yellow vintage fabric on the back in an earlier posting. As you can see, I'm combining tying and quilting. When I finish with the stars, green squares and ties in block corners, I'll have to decide if that's enough, or if I need to add a few lines of stitching to the strippy parts.
This afternoon I cut and prepared the binding for the shop hop quilt (to be revealed here on February 5).
Next, I need to plan new shop classes for January and beyond. Lots of ideas, so little time! Here's one I'd like to explore. Changing this:
Into this: Of course, that's not a NEW idea at all! Just marketed in a different way by yet another designer. This is a miniature, only 11" x 12 1/2", from a pattern by Primitive Gatherings. Other, similar designs are found in the book Square Dance, by Martha Thompson.
Another class I'd like to do involves re-visiting an old favorite of mine - the "Railroad Crossing" quilt. It's very versatile and is a way to use up some accumulated scraps.
Last, but not least, I'm just going to give a peek at a fabric I have chosen to try out another idea. This is just the fabric ... you'll have to wait to see what I'm planning to do with it!