At Saturday's retreat, I pieced the top for a baby quilt for DH's granddaughter, and I just need to add the border before I start quilting:
(Sorry it's a little blurry. My camera has issues--or maybe it's the photographer.)
I also started work on a quilt using an array of traditional Japanese fabrics:
The notebook page shows my planning process. I started keeping a notebook about a year ago or so, and it's a wonderful way to keep track of ideas and projects. Much better than the random scraps of paper that constituted my previous system! This quilt centers around five katazome floral blocks dyed by Karen Miller, an Oregon artist who specializes in katazome dyeing. The rest of the fabrics are yukata or katazome fabrics; some are antique, while others I bought new back in the heyday of Kasuri Dyeworks, a wonderful store that, in the pre-internet days, offered one of the few sources outside Japan for traditional Japanese silks and cottons.
When I sketched out the basic plan for the quilt, I had thought of the floral blocks as "meditation stones" that would offer points of concentration. The quilt in progress seems busier than I had originally imagined, however, so who knows what the end result will be?
Finally, last night I started putting together a new set of ID holder wristlets for my Etsy shop:
Happy quilting, everyone!