Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Even I know enough by now to do a bit a practice before starting anything. And I am intrigued by the application of Japanese Sashiko to quilting. So much so that I am taking a class about this topic in Austin next February at QuiltCon 2015. So I made a 49th block, batted and backed it, and am experimenting with thread and embroidery needles. I like the primitive look of my stitches. The batting for the sample and big quilt is wool (which I love), so there will be a wonderful lofty and airy look to this quilt. The white thread blends in the best, but I do love how the red and black thread look. This sampler will allow me to figure out what is best for this big quilt.
Sara Lawson put out a new line of quilting fabrics, two of which have been issued in a knit. I fell in love with this one and bought three yards. So I spent time with pattern books and bought several patterns, which you'll see strewn about in the pictures below. So what did I think? that I would whip up an outfit for my father's funeral?