First up -- a photo of one of my first quilts! This was from about 2002 and the pattern came from Sandy Bonsib's "Folk Art Quilts" book. I've made quite a few of these hearts since then, for various little projects -- they're made of 1" squares. I really love this, and since I'd never posted it before I thought -- why not?
Question of the day, apropos of nothing: Do any of you have a Wii? Do you use Wii fitness? Do you like it? Does it get used more often than, say, an exercycle or a treadmill? Just asking...
More stuff from the design wall. These are assorted blocks from Susan Briscoe's Japanese Blocks book. I have a small bin of Asian-type fabrics that I want to use up (or in some cases, just cut into!) so I cut out the pieces for 12 - 9" blocks and started putting them together for a sampler. I'm planning to make a bento box quilt from a lot of what's left...These are blocks for a disappearing 9-patch, meant to use up some bright scraps. I've been rearranging square to try to even things out, and I notice that there are a couple more that might need to be moved before I sew this together!
We had a nice dinner with friends last night -- I cooked most of it -- and now there will be several meals of leftovers and a freezer full of turkey stock. I bought a kosher turkey, which stayed very moist but came without the giblets so the gravy was lacking a bit. Excellent Brussels sprouts, too -- the recipe came from the NY Times -- with bacon and dried figs. Yummy!
Coming soon -- a picture of the quilt I just got back from being quilted by Margaret, and maybe some knitting.