Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My new quilting project

I received a pattern in the mail from Jenni at Fairybreads a couple of weeks back and I think I am ready to start working on it. It is a pattern that she found in a Japanese quilting magazine and she kindly sent me a copy (hopefully the copyright police will not come and arrest me). It is a simple but stunning quilt. The instructions are all in Japanese but I know a couple of people that can speak and read Japanese if I need some assistance with translation.

I bought some fabric today to go with a bit of Amy Butler fabric I have purchased. I am not sure if this is what I want to use because I don't want it to look like an "Amy Butler" wall hanging.

I have a collection of Japanese fabric that might be an idea. I also have a collection of brights and bolds and some Jane Sassaman fabric - that might look good.

I am going to a "Quilting by the Bay" retreat on Saturday - which is when I am planning to start the quilt, so I still have a few more days to decide.

This is the second time I am typing out this post. The jury is still out on this new beta blogger. There are some better things about it - but there are some downsides as well. I have to re-log in all the time, it doesn't remember me even when I check the "remember this password". I used to have a system with the Picasa2 which worked for me and I am not able to upload pictures with the Picasa2 any longer. I did use the Photobucket and that seemed to work well. I guess there still are a few issues to work out - and I shouldn't complain, it is a free program.


  1. Those aqua and browns are just great. Almost makes me want to make an aqua and brown one to go with my pink and brown. Sure wish I had more time to quilt!!!

  2. I love those aqua and browns - they're very cool. Have fun with the pattern.

  3. Either set of fabric would be great. Hope you enjoy your retreat! I love retreats.

  4. Have you decided on which fabrics yet?

  5. Great fabric choices Pam. I'd better get mine finished. It was only 1 page of "instructions", so I think it will be ok. Anyway, I'd hardly call them instructions!