A good friend asked me to make her something to put on her wall that would represent me. And as usual, when I am given a blank canvas on which to produce, my mind goes, well, blank. I stressed about it, came up with a great idea, spent some time putting it together and got this:
No, no you can’t click on it to make it bigger – I’m too embarrased to have anyone actually look at it closely. So I didn’t sew for a few days after this failure. Attempt number 2 turned out much better, I thought. A tried and true pattern – the nine-patch quilt…miniaturized…the mini nine-patch which I’ve entitled Weekly Coffee. This is the first time I’ve put a sleeve on a quilt for hanging. The little squares are 3/4 of an inch after the sewing – and it’s about as small as I can go, I think.
And I always think the little strips of piecing are so cute so here’s a picture of them. “Not so cute” you think? Well actually, I wanted to show off my latest book that just came from Amazon: Amy Butler’s new book!!! It’s called In Stitches. Everything in it looks so fabulous, of course, because it is all made out of her fabric, but I’ll be looking through it some more to see if there are projects that are practical and doable for me.