Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fabric Tuesday!

Yay, Fabric Tuesday is back over at Quilt Story!!!

It's a fun linky party they hold, of course, on Tuesdays.

So here's what I've been up to:

You already saw my tutorial for this composition notebook cover:
I've started plotting out the year's race schedule, which helps frame my training schedule. I officially signed up for my first full marathon on New Year's Day. This notebook will be one of my tools to help gauge my progress and stay injury-free. I cannot wait to run a full marathon!

And, speaking of marathons, of sorts, my Dear Jane blocks now number 6 total:
One machine appliqued, one paper-pieced, one hand-appliqued, and one simply pieced.

I think this must be the easiest block of the whole book!
 I've been making them in similar color families to the originals, or at least similar values, though obviously not reproductions by any means (See that tea fabric in the first DJ photo? That's right, my DJ has novelty fabric!).
Don't you love that oriental brown with its tiny chrysanthemums? This was one of the FQs my mom gave me for Christmas.
I think this will help with color balance once the whole quilt is assembled. The original looks marvelous when it comes to color balance, so I hope this works!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have to run (4 miles today) and then it's off to my sewing room to work on Orca Bay.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty cover and I love the fabrics you used. Your blocks are looking great! I actually but the QA on hold. I sort of got burned out on them.


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